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Coming out from under a rock... - Micole Khemarrica — LiveJournal
Coming out from under a rock...
Sorry I've been lax in posting, but having been unemployed this long has me fighting depression, and when I'm depressed I *don't* log in and spout my black mood upon others, I tend to go hide under a rock for a while.  I've had several interviews, but nothing panned out, so now I'm in the process of completely revamping my resume with a focus on management skills -- which is where I really want to be.  As much as I love cooking, my forte has always been in QA (or, in hospitality terms, Food Safety) and organization -- which means management rather than chef.

In the meantime, it's Pie Season again so I'm getting a list of customers organized.  Alas, without an income, I don't have the money to ship pies out this year, so I'll only be doing local deliveries, but considering I sold 15 pies last year with no pre-orders, I should do well this year.  Also, I'm expanding the product list: Spicy Pumpkin, Special Needs Pumpkin (I can make gluten-free, lactose-free & sugar-free), Apple (from our heritage apple tree), and a Mincemeat "through the Ages" sampler (I have 3 separate recipes, from 1603, 1950's, and 2007 to show the evolution of mincemeat).  WIth the pomegranate tree overloaded, I should make some jellies and ice cream from this year's harvest.  So, in general I'm trying to keep busy.

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tuftears From: tuftears Date: October 12th, 2012 02:26 am (UTC) (Link)
*purrpurrs khromat*

Hmm, those sound tastee! Do you have a webpage or something with cost and description of said pies?
niall_shapero From: niall_shapero Date: October 12th, 2012 03:11 am (UTC) (Link)

You might also consider...

Art commissions as a way to bring in a few dollars (since I seem to recall that you do have some small measure of talent in that area as well).
shockwave77598 From: shockwave77598 Date: October 12th, 2012 02:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: You might also consider...

I miss her art. :(
shockwave77598 From: shockwave77598 Date: October 12th, 2012 02:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
If I may suggest an idea.

Being able to make TASTY gluten-free pies is a winner. The trick is getting your name known as a specialist who makes special gluten-free food. If you can get some samples to the local Gastrointestinal doctors who treat those with Celiac disease (and leave cards to give their patients) the Docs can tell patients that you make tasty food and give out cards. I'm aware this requires a capital expense and I don't know what your reserves are. But anyone can leave a card -- leaving a card and a treat as proof is far more memorable.
coppercheetah From: coppercheetah Date: October 12th, 2012 06:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do I need to help you with another round of pomegranates?
khromat From: khromat Date: October 12th, 2012 06:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

As a matter of fact....

Jean Marie and I were discussing making a day of it this weekend, stripping the pomegranate tree and processing the fruit into juice. Would you like to come over and join in the mess? :)
coppercheetah From: coppercheetah Date: October 15th, 2012 12:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: As a matter of fact....

And the tree was fruitful! I might make a post of this year's Pomegranate Pummeling.
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