Sunday, January 24, 2010



Eagles! Eagles! And more Eagles!!!!! That is what we had an opportunity to see this weekend. We went with friends on a dinner cruise aboard the 95 ft. Louisville-based CQ Princess Excursion yacht. It sails out of Kenlake Marina in Aurora, KY, to see the Eagles on the shores of Kentucky Lake. The eagles are nesting during the winter months in the Land Between the Lakes. We saw between 20 and 30 eagles as well as Blue Heron, Coots, and Red Tail Hawks. The LBL provides wildlife experts to help find the eagles and provide information on them. There are now over 200 eagles in the LBL.

And what does this have to do with the cookbook “Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities?” The Land Between the Lakes contributed one of the recipes in the cookbook. It was not your typical recipe. They sent a recipe for a “Suet Bird Feeder.” For all bird lovers this is a great recipe.

And what is Land Between the Lakes? When the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers were impounded to create Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, an inland peninsula was formed. With more than 170,000 acres and 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline, The Land Between the Lakes is the corner stone of Western Kentucky’s $600 million tourism industry. Again, you will have to buy the cookbook to get the recipe.

Up date on new recipes for the latest cookbook I am compiling. It is made up of Tennessee celebrities. I received a recipe this week from the daughter of the late Grammy winning musician John Hartford. He wrote “Gentle on My Mind” and music for “Oh Brother Where Art Thou” among other things. I also received a recipe from Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton.

I just received my booth assignment for the Kentucky Crafted Market held in Louisville. I will be in the publisher’s section in Booth 712. The Market is scheduled for March 4-7. Hope to see you there!

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