Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Essential Herbal gets a review :-) etc.

We were reviewed on this blog and it was so nice, I wanted to share it. Rachel has been a long-time subscriber, and has sent recipes and articles on occasion. Stop over and read what she has to say!

Yesterday Maryanne and I were at the Health Fair in Hanover. Our friend Marty Webster was one of the organizers, and although first year fairs are notorious stinkers, we wanted to go set up, be supportive... see what was shaking.

When I look back on my life someday, this will be another one of those 36 - 48 hour "we must be crazy" dream sequences. The short version was finishing the cover and getting the book to the printer... putting together the Friday night family dinner... searching the fields for spearmint under the moonlit skies (for a distillation demo yesterday)... putting together a talk on index cards....short sleep... pack the car... set up booth... set up still and get her cooking... give talk... sell stuff... pack up car... come home to hungry family... unload the car... feed said family... crash.
In between there were lots of emails and phone calls and normal everyday stuff.

The fair itself was very successful for a first time event. There was a good line waiting to get in at opening time, and the line-up of speakers kept most people there all day long. The Wild Foods for Every Table book was a huge hit, and I got some pre-release sales for Under the Sun. A bonus was coming home to find that the website had been busy working while I was gone :-). I wish I had taken Molly along because Marty brought her French foreign exchange student (Matilde) of approximately the same age. I suspect the two of them would have had a great time together and could have learned some language from each other.

Today I plan on finding some order here in the office. Lots of unanswered emails await, piles of paperwork, and (sigh) laundry are beginning to make me a little freaked out. A couple of good solid hours of work should set everything back into position.

Thankfully the past few days of exquisite spring weather have given way to clouds and a chill, so that temptation isn't quite as strong.


Rosemary said...

Kudos on the review. Thanks for sharing the link - I enjoyed it! Also, glad to read that I'm not the only one with a crazy and exhausting past several days... am now trying to catch up with laundry myself! Nancy

Anonymous said...

Hey Tina! You rock. :) Thank you for continuing to offer such a great herbal selection. I cannot WAIT for Under the Sun to get here. Keep up the great work.

HUGS and blessings!

Anonymous said...

After some searching, I found the actual review. You might want to change or add the link to the direct review.

Here's the address:

Here's my attempt at an actual link:
Essential Herbal review

P.S. What happened to the capital letters in my name?

Tina Sams said...

Thank you for the new link moonsinger.
I'm not sure what you mean about the capital letters. I don't know you by the name you're posting under.