So, before we start talking about Danielle Renov’s wonderful new cookbook, “Peas, Love and Carrots,” I want to vent a little.

I have a food blog, an HP Twitter account and an Instagram account where I post about food and travel. I often think it’s lucky I have a large family, including cousins, who I am able to cajole into following me so I have at least some followers.

Jane Ammeson can be contacted via email at or by writing to Focus, The Herald Palladium, P.O. Box 128, St. Joseph, MI 49085.