Friday, March 25, 2011


I am doing a couple of blogs on contributors to the Kentucky cookbook “Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities,” who also participating in The Kentucky Crafted Market.One of the contributors is artist Lanette Freitag from LanMark Farm located in Sharpsburg, KY

About the farm:

The farm is a working sheep and cattle farm that has been supporting families since 1824. The land and buildings have been loved and cared for by many generations and the love of the land has always been deep rooted.
Today's innovations will continue to create a sustainable agriculture future for the farm.
The products are made with a newly patented feltloom developed by artist and farm owner Lanette Freitag. To view the FeltLoom visit their website The fibers that are shorn from their different breeds of sheep and llamas continue to play a large part of the feltloom. Lanette also works with other Kentucky farmers using their wool that meets the high standards set for usage. LanMark Farm is also home to Kentucky Wool Society

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Kentucky Folklore Program Director Bob Gates from the Kentucky Arts Council has invited me to do a presentation and book signing on the Food Stage at the 29th Kentucky Crafted, The Market in Louisville. I will be doing the presentation at 2:00 p.m. Sat. March 19th. This is such an honor for me! Stop by, as I will be preparing actress Reese Witherspoon’s favorite recipe.

I am doing a couple of blogs on contributors to the Kentucky cookbook “Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities,” who are also participating in The Market.

One of the contributors is artist Gary Bertram from Georgetown, KY. He will be at Booth 410 at the Kentucky Crated Market. He is such an incredibly talented artist.

Drawing has been one of Gary’s passions since he was a child, but he didn’t become a professional artist until later in life. He has spent the past twenty nine years working as either a teacher, a minister of music, or an associate pastor. However, during his college years, he started doing portraits of people, and for the last twenty years has been doing them on commission. Then in 2001, Gary became interested in wildlife portraiture, and in short order began exhibiting in some of the most elite wildlife art shows in the country, including the Safari Club International and the Southern Wildlife Festival, where in 2006 he won the coveted "People’s Choice Award." Gary has won numerous first place awards, including "Best of Show" and "Best of Professional" in many of the regional art shows.

Gary has also produced equine art of such high quality that it is registered with the Saddlebred Museum at the prestigious Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, as well as with the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea, Kentucky. In 2010, the Kentucky Arts Council nominated Gary to the Southern Artistry Organization. These artists are nominated based on the quality of their work by their state arts agencies, and is designed to spotlight the talent of the South's most acclaimed artists. Gary is also an associate member of the "Oil Painters of America.”

When coming to Kentucky
Crafted Market be sure to
stop by Gary’s Booth 410
and my Booth 714 as well.

Saturday, March 5, 2011



I wanted to remind you that I will be in Booth 714 at the Kentucky Crafted Market, March 17-20, at the Kentucky Fair Grounds, Louisville, KY, with the cookbooks “Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities” and the recently released “Country Goodness Recipes of Tennessee Celebrities.” We have some special SHOW PROMOTIONS. The cookbook is the perfect item for gift shops, Kentucky Souvenirs, and Mother’s Day Presents. It was part of the Nov. Kentucky Dept. of Libraries State Book Fair and was 8th in overall sales from a selection of 523 books.

About the Promotions: We are offering two SHOW PROMOTIONS. For orders placed during the show of 10 or more cookbooks, we will provide FREE SHIPPING. For orders of 20 or more, we will give an additional 10% DISCOUNT on the total order to both wholesale business and individual retail orders.

You can check out the Kentucky Crafted Market’s website at

Be sure to stop by the show March 17-20, at the Kentucky Fair Grounds in Louisville and my booth 714 in the publishers section.