My Darling Lemon Thyme | The Cookbook…

My Darling Lemon Thyme | The cookbook

So I've been sitting on some pretty damn exciting news for the past few months... you may or may not have noticed that my posting rate has dropped somewhat and while some of it has been caused by train-wreck weeks and trips to the beach... mostly I've been quiet around here because I've been busy writing a cookbook!!! Ekkkkkk!

I can't say too much at this stage but I'm super excited to be publishing with Harper Collins Publishers (New Zealand) and over the coming months will be busy pulling together the book that I have dreamt of writing for as long as I can remember. It will be out some time towards the end of next year and don't you worry, I'll keep you all in the loop along the way and you'll all be the first to know details as soon as I can share more. We are taking the kids home to NZ for a holiday and to take a bunch of the photos in my home town of Raglan early next year too, which I am beyond excited about!

Thank you all so much for stopping by over the past few years, without your support my lofty idea to write a cookbook would never have eventuated. I'm still going to try my hardest to get at least one post up here a week, but if that slows down every now and then, you know why šŸ™‚

Lotsa love always 
Emm xx

P.S That cute photo above is of Ada's cookbook that she whipped up in a matter or minutes all the while saying to me "why can't you write a cookbook as fast as I can mum?". Haha, if only love.

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  • Blue Apocalypse
    October 23, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Congratulations šŸ™‚

    Love your recipes and photography.


    • emma
      October 23, 2012 at 2:59 am

      Thanks Ai-Ling xx

  • Luisa Brimble
    October 23, 2012 at 2:52 am

    wwwwwwhhhhhhhhooooooaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! wow!!!! no way!!!! that's so good Emma. A book!!!! not many people can say that. Congratulations.

    • emma
      October 23, 2012 at 2:58 am

      Thanks so much Luisa, I'm super excited šŸ™‚

  • Jennifer @ Delicieux
    October 23, 2012 at 2:56 am

    Congratulations Emma!!! It's wonderful when your dreams come true, and you so deserve this as you've worked so hard. I can't wait to see your book on the shelves! I hope you'll give us a little preview.

    • emma
      October 23, 2012 at 5:27 am

      Thank you Jennifer! I share more with you all as soon as I can xx

  • Shannalee Mallon
    October 23, 2012 at 3:00 am

    Congratulations, Emma! That's wonderful news!

    • emma
      October 23, 2012 at 5:27 am

      Thanks so much Shannalee xx

  • nellbe
    October 23, 2012 at 3:01 am

    Oh very exciting news! So happy for you šŸ™‚ Well done.

    • emma
      October 23, 2012 at 5:27 am

      Thank you! xx

  • KC
    October 23, 2012 at 3:04 am

    Looking forward to that Emma! Fantastic news! I should think the most difficult part is picking which fabulous recipes to include – your recipes are always delicious!

    • emma
      October 23, 2012 at 5:28 am

      Thanks KC, I actually have had trouble whittling the list down šŸ™‚

  • Rach
    October 23, 2012 at 3:08 am

    I so thought you should write a cookbook! Cant wait šŸ™‚

    • emma
      October 23, 2012 at 5:28 am

      Thank heaps Rach, your support means the world xx

  • Muffina Sparkle
    October 23, 2012 at 3:19 am


    I've read every entry in your blog, but I'm shy so I've never posted a comment. I'm so excited for you, Emma. What an achievement, eh?

    I'm excited for me too, 'cause I'll be getting a fabulous new cookbook when it hits the stores!



    • emma
      October 23, 2012 at 5:29 am

      Thanks for reading and for commenting Yasmin, new cookbooks are always great eh šŸ™‚

  • Anja
    October 23, 2012 at 3:21 am

    Congratulations! Can't wait to see what you come up with. Will you do the photos yourself? I am very happy for you!! Don't worry about the less frequent blog posts. It makes me look forward to the next one even more. Anja xxx

    • emma
      October 23, 2012 at 5:30 am

      Thank you Anja! Yes I am doing the photos myself. xx

  • d'liteful cravings
    October 23, 2012 at 4:01 am

    Congratulations! Put my name down for your book launch!

    • emma
      October 23, 2012 at 5:30 am

      Thanks šŸ™‚

  • Tea
    October 23, 2012 at 4:08 am

    Love that the news is out! SO delighted for you.
    And when deadline looms, you can draft Ada to help you. She's clearly ahead of the curve šŸ™‚
    Cheering for you from over here.

    • emma
      October 23, 2012 at 5:31 am

      Thanks Tea! Ada would write my whole cookbook if I let her šŸ™‚

    October 23, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Congratulations! I have been a long time reader, and sometime commentor, and I am overjoyed that I will be able to buy your book sometime next year! Here's to New Zealand / Aussie food bloggers šŸ™‚
    Congratulations once again, and I can't wait to read about your adventures on the road to publishing!

    • emma
      October 23, 2012 at 5:31 am

      Thank you! xx

  • Anita Paling
    October 23, 2012 at 6:29 am

    That's fabulous news, congratulations šŸ™‚ perhaps this exciting news is what partially inspired you to buy some editing software. So pleased you get to come home too for some of the photos. All the best. Cheers Anita

    • emma
      October 23, 2012 at 11:03 am

      Haha yes the exact reason I've finally got some editing software… and tripod etc šŸ˜‰

  • Mairi @ Toast
    October 23, 2012 at 7:53 am

    So happy for you & can't wait to see the finished book!! xx

    • emma
      October 23, 2012 at 11:04 am

      Thanks Mairi, me too! xx

  • Sam
    October 23, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Oh that is so wonderful Emm! Truly deserved! Can't wait to turn the pages! Enjoy the creating. xx

    • emma
      October 23, 2012 at 11:04 am

      Thanks Sam xx

  • jas - the gluten free scallywag
    October 23, 2012 at 8:36 am

    oh wowweee! Congratulations this is such exciting news!

    • emma
      October 23, 2012 at 11:05 am

      Thanks Jas, now you see why I've been so busy lately! šŸ™‚

  • Nicky
    October 23, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Wickedly awesome news Emma. Can't wait to see it!

    • emma
      October 23, 2012 at 11:05 am

      Thanks Nicky xx

  • Aleksandra Peyrer-NAvijalic
    October 23, 2012 at 9:43 am

    A hearty congratulations! Makes me very happy to hear. What an adorable cookbook from your daughter.The very best wishes. Aleksandra

    • emma
      October 23, 2012 at 11:06 am

      Thanks Aleksandra šŸ™‚ I should put up photos of Ada's entire cookbook somewhere… facebook maybe? It's so cute.

  • Caitlin
    October 23, 2012 at 10:47 am

    congrats, lady!

    • emma
      October 23, 2012 at 11:06 am

      Thank you! xx

  • Blandine
    October 23, 2012 at 11:10 am

    That's fantastic news Emma! Big congratulations!!! So looking forward to hear more about it. Enjoy x

    • emma
      October 23, 2012 at 11:19 am

      Thank you so much Blandine, your support over the years has always been appreciated xx

  • idiosyncratic eye
    October 23, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Well, if the 'preview' is anything to go by then it'll be a cracking recipe book! šŸ˜‰

    • emma
      October 23, 2012 at 11:20 am

      Haha šŸ™‚

  • Andreia
    October 23, 2012 at 11:24 am


    wish you all the best!


    • emma
      October 24, 2012 at 5:28 am

      Thanks Andreia xx

  • Leigh @ Toasted
    October 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Awesome news. But it makes total sense!

    • emma
      October 24, 2012 at 5:29 am

      Thanks Leigh, hope you and your family are all good xx

  • leaf (the indolent cook)
    October 23, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Ahhh congratulations, that is such great news! Best of luck with everything and I look forward to updates over the next several months. šŸ™‚

    • emma
      October 24, 2012 at 5:29 am

      Thank you xx

  • erin @ yummy supper
    October 23, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Emma! I'm so excited for you. Your book will be fantastic and I cannot wait to have it in my kitchen.
    xxxooo E

    • emma
      October 24, 2012 at 5:28 am

      Likewise with yours Erin! xx

  • Hannah Cordes
    October 23, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Congratulations, Emma! This is marvelous news and no surprise – your photos, recipes and writing are lovely. I look forward to your book! And your daughter's cookbook is just adorable.

    • emma
      October 24, 2012 at 5:30 am

      Cute eh šŸ™‚ Thank you for your kind words Hannah xx

  • Colette Just for Foodies
    October 23, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    OMG, keep that cookbook in the fireproof safe. It's priceless!

    • emma
      October 24, 2012 at 5:31 am


  • Nicola Galloway
    October 23, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Well done Emma! I have been following your blog for some time and been hoping you get yourself a book deal as you have a beautiful style – both food and recipes. Good luck and I look forward to reading book when it is out next year, I am sure it will be gorgeous x

    • emma
      October 24, 2012 at 5:32 am

      Thanks heaps Nicola šŸ™‚

  • Mary Nanna
    October 24, 2012 at 1:30 am

    I am thrilled to hear this as I have found your recipes to be extremely reliable – I love cook books and it is my prefered way to get recipes as I have had such mixed success with the Internet.

    • emma
      October 24, 2012 at 5:33 am

      I'm with you, cookbooks will always have a place in my home xx

  • KateP
    October 24, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Emm, I am so thrilled for you – that is such exciting news! I know you have had this goal for a long time – congratulations!

    • emma
      October 24, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      Thank you KateP! I was hoping you would see this post xx

  • Tarina
    October 24, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Wonderful news! Guareteed buyer here šŸ™‚ Well done. x

    • emma
      October 24, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      Great, thank you! xx

  • london bakes
    October 24, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Congratulations! I'm a new reader of your blog (and kicking myself I haven't found it before!) but I can tell already that it's going to be one wonderful cookbook.

    • emma
      October 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm

      Thank you and welcome! xx

  • vanilla bean blog
    October 24, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Yeah, Emma! So happy and excited for you. It will be a lovely, lovely book. xo

    • emma
      October 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm

      Thanks so much Sarah xx

  • Jacquie
    October 25, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I bet that felt good!!!A million pounds off your shoulders?Now go be creative.:}Way to go!!!!

    • emma
      October 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm

      It sure did feel good Jacquie! I'm no good with secrets šŸ˜‰ xx

  • Janet NZ
    October 28, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Where do we pre-order Em? šŸ™‚
    Looking forward to hearing all about the process XO

    • emma
      November 7, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      Hrmm, will let you know in about a year or so! Haha xx

  • Hannah
    October 30, 2012 at 5:44 am

    Such super exciting news!! I'm sure it will be a beautiful book šŸ™‚ xx

    • emma
      November 7, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      Thanks Hannah, your support over the years has been so lovely xx

  • Sherilyn @ Wholepromise
    October 30, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Wow and Congratulations – that is super news! Look forward to reading of your progress.

    • emma
      November 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm

      Thanks Sherilyn xx

  • The InTolerant Chef
    October 31, 2012 at 12:27 am

    What wonderful news indeed! Congratulations! Maybe your little one should do the illustrations šŸ™‚

    • emma
      November 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm

      Not a silly idea that! xx

  • LaurieY
    November 1, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Wonderful news! We love your recipes. Tried and true! I have print outs but they are dog-eared, folded, stuck between pages of other cookbooks – ha, in the glove box of my car for the market. I would love to have your book on my kitchen shelf.

    • emma
      November 7, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      Oh that is so lovely to hear you use my recipes that often! xx

  • Christina @ The Hungry Australian
    December 2, 2012 at 12:59 am

    Wonderful news, Emma! Huge congratulations – I can't wait to see your book xx

  • My Kitchen Stories.
    January 21, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Woopee, what an announcement…. Congratulations