Yes, this is a cookbook.
No, this isn’t a “recipe blog.” I don’t have advertising or affiliate links or any moneymakers at all, really. But I have a binder-full-of-recipes and a bookshelf-full-of-cookbooks and it’s a bit of a nuisance, really, so I wanted to make an online cookbook for my own personal use and, eventually, for my kids to use as they move out of the house. It’s also a bit of a means to teach myself more about WordPress and blogging. But if you’ve landed here, you are by all means welcome to take a look around, try out my recipes, give me suggestions and generally make yourself at home.
For more of a biography, please visit my Patheos author biography.
To read my general interest writing, visit the “Jane the Actuary” blog at Patheos.com.
Finally, a word about copyright: recipes, as such, are not copyright-able. This means that it is not a violation of copyright to transcribe a list of ingredients and the basic cooking method for the recipe. At the same time, if I were to wholly duplicate a recipe including the clever turns of phrase, I would be violating copyright law, and it would likewise be a violation to use someone else’s (non-public domain) photo. (See “The Definitive Guide to Recipes and Copyright At Paleo Flourish.) As it happens, some years ago, at my Patheos blog, in one instance in which I featured a recipe (crediting the source but not wholly transcribing the recipe) the author got very upset and insisted I had violated her copyright. And, yes, I get that she had put a lot of work into the cookbook and certainly would have preferred that I had purchased it than photocopying the recipe(s) I liked — but to be honest, I’m picky in terms of how frequently a recipe is a “keeper” for both ease of prep and taste, and I’m not going to buy a cookbook that only has a small number of such recipes.