Dream a Little Dream…

Every person has a different philosophy on how to lead his or her best life.  On one end of the spectrum, you have the group that believes they are in total control of their own destiny and that nothing is really left up to chance.   At the other end, you have the camp that believes everything is pre-destined and there are no coincidences.  I typically  find myself somewhere in the middle.

I recently read the book Eat, Pray, Love.  Truth be told, I didn’t love the book, but there was a particularly memorable part that resonated with me.  There’s a story of a guy that prays all the time, day in and day out, to win the lottery.  This went on for a long time…  One day God finally answered him, and he said, “Please buy a lottery ticket”.

Well, I feel like I finally bought my lottery ticket when I decided to start Little City Kitchen Co.  My belief is that if you put things out to the universe, the world has a way of making things happen.  All of a sudden, I’ve had all these perfect people and opportunities come my way.  Every time this happens to me, it’s like the world’s way of confirming that I’m on the right path.

Putting it Out There

So on that note, I’d like to share a new dream of mine with all of you:  I would love to be featured someday on the Cooking Channel TV show “Foodcrafters”.

For those who haven’t seen this new show, it highlights artisanal food producers from all over the country.  They focus on small, handcrafted food companies, many of them less than two years old, that make a unique food product.   I don’t have the desire to become any sort of a food TV personality (not at this point anyway), but this show is right up my alley.  So I’m going on record my friends: in two years, you’ll see Little City Kitchen Co. featured on there!

Updates and Such

October is shaping up to be a super-busy month.  I have my Baby Tasters in place and am looking forward to having their little ones taste all my baby food.  I’ve decided to launch an international baby food line in addition to the seasonal baby food I will be making.  SUPER excited about the ethnic spin, and therefore my brain has been exploding with recipe ideas… which translates into a lot of 3am nights… again…

The first Whole Grains cooking class took place last Sunday and was fantastic.  The group had tons of fun learning about quinoa, and farro, among many other grains.

Two cooking classes are coming up this weekend:

Three Fondues on Saturday from 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Easy Appetizers on Sunday from 2:30pm – 4:30pm.

These are the final two classes of the Guinea Pig Cooking Series and therefore only cost $25.00.  Two spots left in each class, so let me know ASAP if you can join us.

Next week, details on how my first week of baby food production goes…

13 Comments to “Dream a Little Dream…”

  1. Gigi Siemsen says:

    Living the life baby….

  2. sandra simpson says:

    you know i totally see you on TV. You have put it out to the universe and are working to live out your dream. I’m sure you will let us know when you television debut gets scheduled. You rock, Jill. Love ya!

  3. David Horton says:

    I like your attitude Jill. I would never read the book Eat, Pray, Love (being a bloke) but I think that is a great little message. Keep plugging away . . .

  4. Patty says:

    I just said to someone last night…”I totally see Jill Epner on the Food Network”!

  5. Jill Brandenburg says:

    Yes hun, keep putting those thoughts out the universe. You will be surprised what comes back.
    And while we are on that notion.. I have a funny feeling we might end up working together at some point. Who knows, maybe I will be negotiating your TV appearances for you.

  6. Lisa says:

    Your cooking class on grains and healthy eating inspired me to make killer turkey burgers tonight which included cut up yellow pepper, scallions, celery, shredded carrots, spinach, parsley, curry, cumin, coriander, hot chili sauce and quinoa. I just kept throwing things together and didn’t measure a thing! Thanks for a wonderful week in which I loved meeting your friends and loved everything we did together. XO, Mom

  7. Em says:

    I have no doubt that we’ll be seeing you on tv soon! You’re SO much more interesting and personable than many of the clowns out there now. I can’t wait!

  8. Anni says:

    Okay, then, together we will make this happen with a plan – live your dream, baby!

  9. I also believe you will be a T V star. The start of your Little City Kitchen is fantastic.Keep up the great work. All my Love, Grandma

  10. Jeanette says:

    It’s funny a freind and I was just talking about this same topic; putting your prays/thoughts out in the universe and good things will happen. I know we will be seeing you on the foodcrafters then the food network… :) Dreams Do Come True! This past Saturday, I was actually talking about you and I passed your information on to a couple of women.

  11. Vicky Tequame says:

    I just love your attitude and you gave me an inspiration. Thanks for all the info you pased on to my friend Stacy.

    Jill, my best wishes to you.


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