I’m sorry for the slight interruption in service…

The Permaculture Kitchen by Carl Legge - draft manuscript
In case anyone missed me, I’m sorry for the big gap in posts for this blog.

I’ve been on a big push to get the manuscript of my first book The Permaculture Kitchen to my publisher Permanent Publications. To finish it I needed to concentrate my attention on it 100% so my blog had to take a back seat.

It’s an introduction how to cook for busy people who want to cook fresh, local, seasonal food, in a sustainable way. I’ve tried to make the recipes and ideas faff free to encourage people who don’t normally cook to start. I’ve written explanations of how to create recipes and menus on the fly with the minimum of fuss and the maximum of flavour.

The manuscript is now with editors and I wait for their feedback on my efforts. That’s a bit nerve-wracking. I’ve written lots in my professional life as a lawyer, marketer and public affairs person. To write an accessible food book is a different matter, so I’m ready for the feedback and some re-writes. There are pictures to sort and lots of design work still to do. I hope the book will come out as an e-book this summer. If  it does really well, who knows, we may do a print version.

It’s been a new experience for me to develop recipes, write the book and manage the smallholding & the rest of life. In the last year I’ve made some compromises & decisions about priorities that were difficult. Debs has been a real help to cover the gaps and keep me relatively sane.

Now I’ve broken the back of this one, I really miss the process of writing a book. So I’m planning the next ones in the hope that my publisher and, more importantly, you like what I’ve done and want more.

I’ll keep you posted on progress.




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10 responses to “I’m sorry for the slight interruption in service…”

  1. Misk Cooks Avatar

    Congratulations, Carl, and best of luck with your publisher!

    1. Carl Avatar

      Thanks Misky, my breath is bated waiting for the feedback…

  2. Elaine Avatar

    Of course we all missed you. Congratulations!

    1. Carl Avatar

      Thank you very much Elaine, that’s nice to know 😉

  3. Louise penygraig Avatar

    sound’s as if it should be a good book. hope it all goes well for you

  4. Carl Avatar

    Gloria, Azelia, Mick & Leanne

    Thanks you all so much for the support and encouragement. It means a lot to me and helps when it all provides challenges 🙂

  5. Mick Hyde Avatar

    Good luck Carl from Leanne and me. 🙂

  6. azélia Avatar

    oh that poor Debs, she’s had to put up with a lot 😉

    …fingers tapping with excitement to see the finished result.

  7. Gloria Avatar

    Well done Carl. Can’t wait to purchase my ebook in the near future.