You might remember my freakish enthusiasm several months ago when I wrote this post about muesli. I'll give you a minute to click back over, because it's important background for today's profile.
(I know some of you aren't clicking back, and that's really annoying. I'm giving you just ONE more minute.)
Anyway, I'd gotten the book Good to the Grain from the publisher, having never heard of it nor its author, Kim Boyce, before. After making several recipes, though, I sort of developed a crush on Kim. It started because of her chocolate chip cookies, and then it continued as I made her muesli, then the buttermilk pancakes, then the honey amaranth waffles, then the graham crackers, and then the flatbreads. Oh my sweet god, those flatbreads.
So the long and the short of it is, I became moderately obsessed with this book, and I decided to interview Kim for iVillage. We chatted for a good hour by phone, then discovered we were going to be at a conference together two weeks later. And then we ended up sitting next to each other on a 6 hour bus tour around Portland. I snapped the above photo on a street corner.
So here's the good news, the why-the-hell-should-I-care news. Because iVillage is a big site, bigger than, say, 5 Second Rule, they were able to work with Kim's publisher to put up some of the recipes from her book, including the chocolate chip cookies, the graham crackers, and the coconut cookies. And if there's one thing I think you need to do, it's try these recipes, and now you can.
You also may want to consider purchasing Good to the Grain here.
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Happy weekend. If you're not inspired to bake something after reading all this, we've got big problems.