Artisanal Toast and THE BIGGEST NEWS {meteor sized news}…

February 9, 2014 · 192 comments in Bread and Yeast Doughs,Breakfast,Snacks

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I have two staple breakfast/ after school food ‘things’ – either yogurt and museli (sounds boring but it’s super customisable) or TOOOOAST.

There’s always a loaf of sunflower seed bread (this one, specifically) in the fridge. It makes the BEST straight up buttered toast. Actually life changing. It’s also got the seeds in it and some bran so I don’t end up crashing by 11 am.

I’m not the boring toast type. I’m the customiser, the layer-er (as I’ve said more than a few times before). the toast queen, basically. I’ve had this post sitting in my drafts for like 4 months and now, 27 revisions later, I’ve found out that fancy toast is like THE trend thing of 2014 (erm…I can totally see why. I would go to a toast bar. Give me moar toast. Give me all the toast) so thought it would be the right time to post it.

I’ve put together a list of some of my favourite combos for your t(o)asty pleasure.

Yep, toast recipes…

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In case you missed that (my face is pretty hard to spot. I’m basically an expert at Photoshop / look like Eva Longoria, duh)

AUTUMN 2014, HOLLAAAAAAAAA

(You literally do not know how long I’ve been waiting to use that photo set for this exact purpose)

Okay so my heart is beating kind of fast right now.

Yes, it is officially official. 100%, 10/10, I’m hyperventilating happening.

I’ve been writing (and styling and photographing and…cooking..) a cookbook.

Since AUGUST. Holy crap it’s been hard to keep it on the dl.

aaaand now you know why my posting has been slow, the kitchen has looked like this during the weekends lately:

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Actually, this is a relatively low level of mess compared to what it usually looks like when I’m in the kitchen.

Look at that spreadsheet on the iPad. Aww yeah. I have become a document organising pro now. Evernote and Dropbox are my life.

I’ll be doing a little post with some more info at some point – but in the mean time BIG LOVE AND HUGS TO ALL OF YOU; your support from comments, tweets, likes and just READING Top With Cinnamon means so much to me and is basically the reason why I have this amazing opportunity. It hasn’t really hit me properly yet, I keep doing that thing of thinking about it and then I can’t breathe for one thousand years and then I forget again.

Now lets toast to all of YOU awesome people (AHAHA. I do love a good pun as you well know.)

The French Toast: Pecan butter + Maple Syrup + Cinnamon + Maldon

The French Toast: Pecan butter + Maple Syrup + Cinnamon + Maldon

The Macaroon: Coconut butter / almond butter + Honey + Desiccated Coconut

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(I do use plates occasionally… :/ )

The ‘That Whole Foods Bread’*: Almond butter + Honey + Cinnamon + Pecans + Dried Cranberries

The 'That Whole Foods Bread'*: Almond butter + Honey + Cinnamon + Pecans + Dried Cranberries

The Dessert: Nutella + Maldon (or raspberry jam)

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The Dessert: Nutella + Raspberry Jam

The Classic: Peanut butter + Honey + Banana

The Classic: Peanut butter + Honey + Banana

The Doughnut: Salted Butter + Cinnamon + White Sugar + Grated Nutmeg

 The Doughnut: Salted Butter + Cinnamon + White Sugar + Grated Nutmeg

The Almond Croissant: Almond butter + Almond Extract + Flaked Almonds + Powdered Sugar

The Almond Croissant: Almond butter + Almond Extract + Flaked Almonds + Powdered Sugar

(mix almond butter and extract, spread on toast. Layer on almonds and dust with sugar)

*this is referring to my favourite loaf of bread from Whole Foods that I only rarely buy – sourdough cranberry-pecan bread. Ughhhhh, too good.

p.s. there is a *real* post coming this Thursday. It involves a 6 layer cake. And chocolate among other things, cos guess what guys? I’m turning mo’ fo-in 18 years old on the 13th. Yeah.

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Angela @ Canned-Time.com February 9, 2014 at 10:20 pm

I love toast in all its varieties and these are some gorgeous samplings…. A toast to you Izy! Can’t wait to see the book ♡

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Izy February 9, 2014 at 10:22 pm

thanks so much Angela! Toast is my go-to food ALL THE TIME :) I can’t wait to see it too hah!

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Laura (Blogging Over Thyme February 9, 2014 at 10:20 pm

So happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!! Cannot WAIT for it to come! :) xo

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Izy February 9, 2014 at 10:22 pm

thank you so much Laura!!!! :) ) x

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Heather February 9, 2014 at 10:22 pm

That is some mighty fine looking toast. Congrats on the cookbook. I am super excited to read it.

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Izy February 9, 2014 at 10:26 pm

Thanks Heather!! :) (I’ve been craving the chocolate roll bread you made like CRAZY. It looks immense)

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Kelly February 9, 2014 at 10:26 pm

HOT DAMN, GIRL. Congratulations! I’ll be anxiously awaiting it’s arrival in Canada and I can’t wait to dive in. So well deserved for someone with SUCH talent. xx

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Izy February 9, 2014 at 10:28 pm

heheheh, thank you Kelly!!! <3 I know it’s being published in the US so Canada will surely follow ;)

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Rossi @ A Baking Girl February 9, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Oh my gosh congratulations Izy!!!!! That’s so incredibly exciting, and what phenomenal news!!!
Also, I’m in love with that turquoise patterned plate. Just sayin’ ;)

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Izy February 9, 2014 at 10:35 pm

thank you Rossi!! :) )
hah I know it’s my proudest charity-shop-find! It was like 50p or something!!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar February 9, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Look at all that fancy-ass toast. Girl, you rock. Also, COOKBOOK?!?! I waaaaaant it!

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Izy February 9, 2014 at 10:37 pm

heheh fancy toast is the way to LIVE! Thanks so much Katrina :) You rock TOO!

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Antonia @ Health Inspirations February 9, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Omg!! Congrats.!!! So excited for you and can’t wait to read the book!!

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Izy February 9, 2014 at 10:37 pm

thanks so much Antonia!!! yaay me too!!!

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Sneh | Cook Republic February 9, 2014 at 10:33 pm

You always crack me up! And Cookbook!! W00t W00t!! I can’t wait to find out more :-)

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Izy February 9, 2014 at 10:38 pm

hahah I’m glad someone finds me funny! I think loads of people get sick of the puns but I CAN’T STOP!
Thanks so much Sneh! (I’m so excited to get my hands on your book!)

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Katie February 9, 2014 at 10:34 pm

That’s amazing, congratulations!! And also, excellent choice of Desperate Housewives photo series, I loved her chubby bratty kids.

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Izy February 9, 2014 at 11:23 pm

thanks Katie!! haha yes, I knew I HAD to use it as soon as I saw that photoset ;)

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Aimee @ Simple Bites February 9, 2014 at 10:35 pm

WooT!! Three cheers from over here in Canada. Great news, Izzy! You were always the one to watch. I’ll be the first to pre-order.

Good luck with all the rest of the book. I know a bit about what it feels like. ;) xox

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Izy February 9, 2014 at 10:49 pm

thanks Aimee!!! heheh you’re too kind :)
I’m in the final stages now, so hectic right!? I know your books will be stunning! x

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Allison (Spontaneous Tomato) February 9, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Congratulations on the cookbook!! (I love the photos you used to break the news. :) ) And that almond croissant toast is pretty genius!

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Izy February 9, 2014 at 10:51 pm

thanks Allison! haha I thought it would be the best way to do it :)
I keep making that almond croissant toast soo often – my mum got really mad at me cos I ended up stirring almond extract into the jar of nut butter because I was making it so often!!

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rb February 9, 2014 at 11:00 pm

WOW, congrats! I am a fellow toast lover; bostock was my most recent fling (before that, savory french toast). any preference for toaster model? admittedly my $10 craigslisted, made in china proctor-silex has kept going, but sometimes I daydream of something a bit prettier.

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Izy February 9, 2014 at 11:08 pm

thank you!!
Toast needs it’s own category in the food pyramid, like: dairy, meat, fruit, TOAST.
Well I’ve always used the one my parents insist on buying – it’s a Dualit toaster and toasts really unevenly BUT basically never breaks!

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rb February 11, 2014 at 1:09 am

oooh…pardon me for being nosy, but may I ask – which Dualit? they’re so cute! out of fond memories of breakfasts at Ottolenghi when I studied abroad, I’ve been thinking of getting the original, but I heard the newgen model isn’t very reliable. sorry to hear about the uneven toasting, although if it’s any comfort to you, your pictures do not betray a thing.

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Izy February 13, 2014 at 10:18 am

ermmm it’s the silver one… :/
we had one before and it lasted for 15 years or something insane and finally broke 3 years ago. We replaced it with the same one (I guess it’s a classic model) and it’s been fine so far!

I’ve learnt how to deal with the uneven toasting (I eat too much toast, I think :/ ) by flipping each slice halfway through :)

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Sarah | The Sugar Hit February 9, 2014 at 11:01 pm

Dude. This is amazing!!! I’m so happy for you, seriously. It’s weird that we’ve never even been on the same continent, with the level of happiness I feel right now. GO TEAM!

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Izy February 9, 2014 at 11:13 pm

I’M STILL SHAKING FROM THIS!!
Thanks so much Sarah! you da best :) ))) (I really wanna yell WILDCATS now)

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camilla February 9, 2014 at 11:03 pm

A COOKBOOK

OMG

*DIES OF EXCITEMENT*

CONGRATULATIONS THAT IS UHMAZIN’ :o

x Camilla (ps send me cake plz)

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Izy February 9, 2014 at 11:12 pm

HECK YEAH!!!
Thanks so much, girl! :) x
(arrangements can be made, hah ;) )

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Katy February 9, 2014 at 11:17 pm

Congrats congrats congrats!!! That’s super exciting! And yes toast is delicious and needs to be enjoyed so many ways, the almond croissant one is my fav!

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Izy February 9, 2014 at 11:20 pm

thank you thank you!! It really is the BEST food, man. The almond croissant one is ACE

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Karin February 9, 2014 at 11:17 pm

Because you put almond essence into the cashew nut butter and I made a salad dressing with it!!!!!!!you nutter!
Love you!

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Izy February 9, 2014 at 11:19 pm

AHAH well how would I know you were gonna do that!?
Love you too Ma! :) x

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Jenny February 9, 2014 at 11:36 pm

Congrats on the cookbook! Also that almond croissant topping is genius

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 9:51 am

Thanks Jenny!! ahhh it’s so so good :)

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Joshua @ Slim Palate February 9, 2014 at 11:37 pm

Yay you announced it! Congratulations again!!!! SO excited to see it Izy!

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 9:52 am

yeah! hah finally!!! thanks :)

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christelle is flabbergasting February 9, 2014 at 11:41 pm

Oooh, congrats Izy!! You deserved it! So young yet SO talented!
Autumn 2014 will be an hyperventilating season for both of us! ;-)

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 9:53 am

thanks so much Christelle!!!
ahhh ooh intrigue….

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Laura February 9, 2014 at 11:57 pm

YAY IZY!!! so happy for you! can’t wait ’til your book (yes, read that again: YOUR book) comes out! I think, actually I’m sure, it’ll be great! I couldn’t be more thankful to Sorted Food! they made me found your blog, and I’m so glad I did. Congratulations!

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 9:55 am

haha thank you Laura!! Agreed: the Sorted guys are awesome :)

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Stephanie @ Ellie's Bites February 10, 2014 at 12:12 am

Congratulations on your book! I am always thrilled when I find a positive role model to share with my young daughter, and I think she might love trying some of your toast combinations as I’m just beginning to teach her her way around the kitchen :)

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 9:56 am

Aww thanks Stephanie! I hope she likes them :)

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Jamie February 10, 2014 at 12:21 am

such a coincidence that this was a toast post (aha that rhymed)! i just had toast this morning (almond butter with roasted blueberries, ceylon cinnamon, and merlot sea salt) and totally instagrammed it whatttt..!

OMG I am so happy for you! this is my favorite blog ever! i’m also 17 and love to cook so you’re a huge inspiration!
Can’t wait for Autumn 2014!!!!!

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 9:57 am

WOAH that sounds like some ridonc good toast topping there
Thanks so much Jamie!!

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Amy February 10, 2014 at 12:49 am

I can’t wait! I hope you include some gluten-free recipes…;) I can’t wait to see it, anyways. ^_^

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 9:57 am

There are indeed a few gluten free recipes in the book!! Thanks Amy!

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Amy February 10, 2014 at 11:23 pm

Yay! I can’t wait to see it.

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Jessica @portuguese girl cooks February 10, 2014 at 1:03 am

Oh.my.gosh!!!! So freaking happy for you, girl!!!!! So well deserved! You’re going to rock it and I can’t wait to hold it in my hands! All the toast! Dying!

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 10:01 am

Hehehe thanks so much Jessica!!! Ah me too :) ))
Toast is the beessstt!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks February 10, 2014 at 1:24 am

Congrats on your book! I knew from the moment I saw your first post, you’d have a book deal. You earned it! CONGRATS!

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 10:03 am

Aww thank you Averie!!

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Erika February 10, 2014 at 1:34 am

Fo real tho that’s MAJOR gurlfriend!
Congrats!!

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 10:04 am

Wooh! THANKS ERIKA!! :)

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Emma Galloway February 10, 2014 at 2:03 am

That’s such awesome news Izy! Congrats xx

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 10:04 am

Thank you Emma! xx

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Mykelin February 10, 2014 at 2:12 am

So much congratulations!! I’m so excited to buy a copy and devour it :D

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 10:05 am

haha thanks Mykelin!

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jana miller February 10, 2014 at 2:18 am

Congratulations!!!!!!

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 10:09 am

thanks Jana!!

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Abby February 10, 2014 at 2:35 am

EEK! WHEE! POP! BAM! WOW!

(jumping + fireworks)

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 10:13 am

hahaha amazing comment!! thanks Abby :)

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Melinda @ cooking ala mel February 10, 2014 at 3:13 am

SUPER congrats, Izy!! SO well deserved. CAN’T WAIT to hear more about it, and oh my god. This is going to be the most beautiful cookbook EVER with your photos (and your recipes – YUM).

And TOAST. Yes. The Doughnut is my jam.

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 10:16 am

Wooohoooo, thanks Melinda!! hehe I hope so :) )
SO GOOD it’s like cinnamon-sugar toast taken up a notch

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YH February 10, 2014 at 4:19 am

Wow, that is incredible news! Congratulations!!

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 10:16 am

Thank you so much!

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Chamallow February 10, 2014 at 5:19 am

WOHOO IZY!! Congrats! For your b-day aaaaand your cookbook, thats amazing! I think I’m probably even more exited than you, I just N-E-E-D T-H-A-T B-O-O-K <3 Have to have it, on one way or another ;) Please tell me it will be availabe on other countries than Britain too, like on Amazon or something. Because can't handle, want it now! Haha ok, I'm 100% sure it worth to wait.

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 10:18 am

Yeeaaahhh!! Thank you :) ) haha well it seems like you are ;) I know it’s gonna be published in the UK and US, not sure about other countries yet but it’ll defs be available on Amazon

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Kevin | keviniscooking February 10, 2014 at 5:37 am

Izy,
Congratulations to you and can’t wait to see the new cookbook.
One of my favorite “toasts” is on sourdough, with peanut butter and diced jalapeños for a slightly Thai-influenced crunchy deliciousness. Try it!

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 10:19 am

Thanks Kevin!!
Woah that sounds majorly good, i will have to try it

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Belinda@themoonblushbaker February 10, 2014 at 5:40 am

Yep my obsession with toast runs deep too. God, pass me a french toast any day over cake.
Congrats on the cook book! It must be so liberating to achieve one at such a young age!

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 10:20 am

FRENCH TOAST IS MY FAVOURITE THING EVAR.
Thanks Belinda!! :) <3

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Lynn Chen February 10, 2014 at 5:45 am

My husband is a little obsessed w fancy toast these days and gets it for $5 at the local cafe. I stick to making it home, seared w kaya toast.

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Lynn Chen February 10, 2014 at 5:45 am

or rather, SMEARED w kaya JAM.

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 10:20 am

hahah sounds awesome ;)

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Ala February 10, 2014 at 6:25 am

I clicked over here so fast and the internet loaded so soooo slow I thought I was going to have a heart attack. Ugh. A cookbook?!? Young prodigious aspirations achieved before the big 1-8? CONGRATS! (Also I got so excited to post this comment that I left out all the required fields….yes, it was that exciting. Vicarious living, folks!)

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 10:22 am

hah! The internet always just HAS to fail when you want it to load the fastest, so frustrating!! Thanks Ala :) heheh I’ve done that before too ;)

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Joyti February 10, 2014 at 6:32 am

Eeeppp! Congratulations! A book deal before you’re 18!?!?! That’s crazy good! You’re so accomplished, at such a young age!!!

I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of it either :)

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 10:22 am

Thanks Joyti!! :)

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Karen @ The Food Charlatan February 10, 2014 at 7:34 am

Congrats Izy! This is so exciting! I can’t wait to read it!

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 10:23 am

Thank you Karen!! Ahhh I’m so excited :)

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Sini | my blue&white kitchen February 10, 2014 at 7:38 am

CHEERS to that, Izy!! This is beyond awesome! You’ll totally rock it, girl!

xo, Sini

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 10:23 am

Thanks Sini! it IS awesome ;) xx

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Betty Bake February 10, 2014 at 8:15 am

congratulations on the book!!! wow!!
I wish that could be my reason for not posting so often – :) lol

and the 13th is your birthday! thats amazing !!! my daughter is on the 13th to but she is turning 10 —- so when we are doing cake and stuff I’ll think a little of you too

have a fab week

Betty Bake

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 10:25 am

Thanks Betty!
haha well it’s life that just gets in the way, isn’t it?

YES! I’ve never known anyone else who has the same birthday as me :) aww same here

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Karen | Citrus and Candy February 10, 2014 at 8:28 am

ERMAGHERD IZY,. so THIS is why you’ve been disappearing on us hehe. Ok all is forgiven! But duuudddeeeeee, wowsers, massive congratulations! I so can’t wait to get my hands on one (you know you’re gonna have to autograph it for me right?) :P

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 10:26 am

YEAH!!! haha thanks Karen :) )) I thought it was a pretty good reason eh?
I will totally do that ;)

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Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody) February 10, 2014 at 9:46 am

Oh hello there future breakfasts! Making that macaroon version tomorrow for sure. Also, congratulations! Excellent news. :)

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 10:27 am

yesss I could eat toast all day every day if it was acceptable!
Thanks Lily :)

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Kezia February 10, 2014 at 10:51 am

Yay!! A top with cinnamon cookbook will be the best thing evah! I’m definitely buying it:) And toast – oh man do I love toast! Like 100% of the time, toast is the perfect meal/snack/comfort food. I love it with avocado or just with loads of salted butter (like loads)!

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 8:17 pm

heheh well I hope so! Thanks so much Kezia
Toast is the ultimate food IMO! and omg yeah! avocado toast is perfection

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Sandra February 10, 2014 at 11:27 am

Woah Woah Woah!!!
First of, CONGRAAAAATS!!!! I’m from Spain and know that have a not good english level, but this won’t be a problem to read, understand and done the lovely recipes, so definitly I’ll buy your cookbook <3!
And toasts, well I'm not much into toast but a Nutella one always will have a place on my little stomach hahahha! :D

Congrats again for this AMAZING new!! Let's celebrate it ;)

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 8:18 pm

thank you Sandra! None of the recipes are complicated so I think you’ll be fine too
Nutella is the most addictive spread in the world – I cannot stop eating it ughghghg

Thaaaanks!!

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Julia February 10, 2014 at 11:33 am

BIGGEST CONGRATS FOR THE BIGGEST NEWS!
But honestly no big surprise, it was just a matter of time that you make a book, it´s just natural :)

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 8:19 pm

WOOOH!! Thank you Julia :)

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Natasha February 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm

I’ve been quietly reading your blog for a few months now, but this seems like the perfect moment to say hi! and congratulations! I love reading your blog – and your photography is stunning – so I have no doubt I’ll love reading your cookbook, too. Brilliant news, well done. :)

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 8:21 pm

Hi Natasha! It’s so so nice to hear from quiet readers, thank you!

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Bec {Daisy and the Fox} February 10, 2014 at 12:34 pm

WOOOOO!! this is actually sooooo exciting!
virtual high-fives for dayyyzzz gurl!! :D
cannot waiiiiit to buy it :)

plus, this toast combos are totally gonna be optimised :P

CONGRATS AGAIN!! xx

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 8:21 pm

yeeeaahhh!!!! Tell me about it :)
haha thanks so much Bec

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jessica February 10, 2014 at 12:48 pm

gahhhh i am so excited for you! you totally deserve this and i can’t wait to get my hands on it. eating all the toast today in your honor!

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 8:23 pm

thanks Jessica!!! Totally feeling the same way about you and your book – I know it’ll be AH-MAZING :)
heheh glad to hear it, Ima be eating toast too

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Laura February 10, 2014 at 1:20 pm

I can’t even handle all this fancy-ass toast! They all sound amazing. And congratulations Izy! So excited for you. I know it’s gonna be a beaut for sure :) xoxo

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 8:26 pm

It is fancy-ass toast indeed!! Thank you so much Laura <3 xx

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Mimi February 10, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Congratulations!

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 8:27 pm

thank you!!

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Lucy February 10, 2014 at 1:44 pm

A massive congratulations on your book deal – very well deserved. Can’t wait to see it!

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 8:27 pm

aww thank you Lucy :)

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Sarah February 10, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Congrats on the cookbook! I am so excited for it.

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 8:29 pm

thanks Sarah! me too :)

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Ashley February 10, 2014 at 2:19 pm

I have been waiting for this post!!! Not the toast part…well, that is fabulous, too, but the BOOK! Huuuge congrats to you, Izy. This is such an exciting time and SUCH a ginormous accomplishment for an almost mo’ fo-in 18yr old. So well deserved and amazing. Enjoy this time and the madness of when your book actually comes out. It’s going to be a HIT. Hugs + high fives to you! xoxo p.s. I truly hope you made AND ate ALL of that toast in the same day. :)

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 8:34 pm

ahaha, I know! it took me a while to find the right time to post it and it just happened! Thank you times a million Ashley, you’re the best!! Hugs and high fives back! (I wish I had but I did it in three batches because I felt like such a TOAST MONSTER after eating 3 slices in a space of half an hour haha) xx

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Alice B February 10, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Can’t wait to see the book Izy!!!

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 8:34 pm

thanks Alice! x

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Erika February 10, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Holy sh*&!! Izy you are so freaking impressive. And I always forget that you are WHAT not even 18?!?!? Major, major props. You are awesome and I can’t wait to see/buy your book!!!!!

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Ahh thank youuu Erika :D
I’m super freaked out about turning 18 – IM NOT READY to be an ADULT!!

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cheri February 10, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Congrats! Well done.

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 8:37 pm

thanks Cheri!!

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Mondomulia February 10, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Congratulations Izy, I have no doubts your book is going to look amazing!! And early happy birthday (I knew you were talented, but I had not idea you were so young!) :)

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Thanks Giulia! haha not so young any more ;)

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Sophia @ NY Foodgasm February 10, 2014 at 3:13 pm

OMG Congrats!!! That is sooooo exciting and you totally deserve it! Your recipes and your photos are top notch!

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 8:41 pm

Thanks Sophia!! ahhh i’m terrified/excited at the same time :)

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Kate February 10, 2014 at 3:35 pm

This is amazing news! Maybe it’s because it’s Monday, I might be being really dim but . . . is this a recipe for toast plus a cookbook announcement, or is the cookbook going to be things on toast?!

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 8:41 pm

Thanks Kate! hahah it’s a toast recipe post PLUS a cookbook announcement (but a toast cookbook would be pretty cool…)

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Sara @ Cake Over Steak February 10, 2014 at 3:39 pm

YAAAYYY!!!! This is going to be epic. Congrats!!!!!!

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 8:42 pm

woohooo! thanks so much Sarah :D

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Jessica February 10, 2014 at 4:12 pm

CONGRATS :) that is amazing! I can’t wait for the book to come out because I will DEFINITELY be buying a copy. I have been following your blog for a while not because the food is AMAZING (I have tried a couple recipes) but stylistically your photos are gorgeous and the entire site design is so pretty. Keep up the good work! I am so excited for you! :)

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 8:43 pm

ahh thanks Jessica!! you’re so sweet :)

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Virginie February 10, 2014 at 5:57 pm

OMG! Congratulation! I can’t wait to buy your cookbook :) It’s amazing! I’m very happy for you, you deserve it!
Those toasts recipes look good, I’ll try them!
Much love, Virginie

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 8:45 pm

thanks Virginie!! that’s so kind :)

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Demetria February 10, 2014 at 6:35 pm

AHHHHHHH!! I can’t wait until it comes out!! So exciting! Happy for you!

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 8:49 pm

yaaaaaaaay!! Thanks Demetria :)
(p.s. I am always so smitten with your photography! it’s beautiful)

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Nik@ABrownTable February 10, 2014 at 6:44 pm

So excited and happy for you, I can’t wait to get the book when it comes out :)

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 8:49 pm

thanks so much Nik! :D

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Sophie February 10, 2014 at 7:04 pm

COOKBOOK! OH MY LORD!!!! IZY!! WHOA!!! Congratulations girl! Your kick-ass work has finally payed off. I’m so happy for you, I can’t even stand it! I would totally make you a ginormous cake and hug you in a totally-not-awkward way right now if I could. {Hopefully May!} Love this post on toast combos. You’re feeding my ever-growing obsession, oh no.

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 8:52 pm

YEAH GURL!! thanks Sophie! hahah that would be completely 100% awesome :)
yess more toast!! morreeee

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Kristan@the-broken-bread February 10, 2014 at 7:33 pm

Oh man, how exciting.. Happy early birthday and CONGRATULATIONS.. All of your hard work has paid off, that is so inspiring to see happen!!

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 8:53 pm

thanks Kristan!! that’s so nice of you to say

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Travis February 10, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Congratulations on the cookbook! Very exciting! An early happy birthday to you! And thanks for the toast ideas. I love toast! :)

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 8:54 pm

thanks Travis! no prob, toast is awesome ;)

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erin February 10, 2014 at 8:52 pm

oh my wooord, so first off congrats on the cookbook I am pumped for it to come out! also, we are only two days apart…I’ll be 18 on the 15th! whoop whoop

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Izy February 10, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Thanks Erin! me too :D
yeaaahhhhh high five!!

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Magda | My Little Expat Kitchen February 10, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Congratulations, Izy! That is soooo exciting! I am so very happy for you! You are a very talented person and I can’t wait to get my hands on your book!! :)

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Izy February 13, 2014 at 9:58 am

thank you so much Magda! <3

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Elizabeth February 10, 2014 at 9:59 pm

I’m thrilled for you!!!! Book Tour USA!!!!! Come visit Los Angeles. Beautiful weather and delicious food eating opportunities!!

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Izy February 13, 2014 at 9:59 am

thanks Elizabeth! hahah I wish!! I’ve never been to LA..might have to change that ;)

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe February 10, 2014 at 10:08 pm

This is fantastic news! Congratulations Izy!

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Izy February 13, 2014 at 9:59 am

thank you Amanda! :) ))

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Katie @ Produce on Parade February 11, 2014 at 12:42 am

HAhaha omg this made me crack up. That’s awesome! I think it’s 100% fabulous. My husband is a toast obsessed maniac, so I will have to get him your cookbook!

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Izy February 13, 2014 at 10:00 am

hah! thanks Katie, glad you liked the post ;)

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Ashlae February 11, 2014 at 4:53 am

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Izy February 13, 2014 at 10:04 am

Yeeahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! Thanks Ashlae :D

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Vinci L. February 11, 2014 at 6:22 am

OMG CONGRATS!!!!!!! Izy ur awesome……. like Barney Stinson :) )) I’m so happy for you! And good luck!

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Izy February 13, 2014 at 10:05 am

thanks Vinci! haha I’m not THAT awesome ;) !!!

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carey February 11, 2014 at 2:25 pm

OMFGIZYCONGRAAAAAATTTSHURRAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DUDE, holy $*#&, I’m so excited. :D I can’t wait to hear more!!! (Also, I was totally thinking the other day, “I’m pretty sure Izy’s birthday is soon.” It’s nice to know that I still have some sense of time/reality! Woooo EIGHTEEEN!)

P.S. I think that almond croissant toast is the most beautiful toast that ever was. Totally the preferred snack of heavenly angels.

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Izy February 13, 2014 at 10:08 am

AHHHHHHHHHHH
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Thanks so much Carey!!!!! Holy %*&# is basically how I’m feeling right now!! So excited to share more info :)
Wow you’re god at remembering – I’m hopeless at knowing birthdays!

heheh it’s all the powdered sugar makin it look dreamy!

x

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What Jessica Baked Next... February 11, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Congrats Izy- well done, you really deserve it! I’m really looking forward to buying your cookbook! :)

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Izy February 13, 2014 at 10:08 am

thank you Jessica!!!

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Alisha B February 11, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Holy crap!! Congratulations! You’re in great company this fall.

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Izy February 13, 2014 at 10:09 am

haha thanks Alisha! :)

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Lauren at Keep It Sweet February 11, 2014 at 6:09 pm

Book deal before 18? So amazing, congrats!!!

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Izy February 13, 2014 at 10:09 am

:) :) :)
Thanks so much Lauren!

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Linda February 11, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Izy, congrats!!! That is seriously awesome news, but I’m not surprised at all. You are one talented lady (soon to be woman, hahahah, don’t worry, 18′s awesome) and I am so excited for you! Will you sign my copy?? :)

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Izy February 13, 2014 at 10:10 am

Aww thanks Linda!! Yeaahhhhh! I have a good feeling about 18!
YES of COURSE! ;)

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amy February 11, 2014 at 10:26 pm

Awh Congrats!!! I remember talking to you about your book a while back in that cafe when we met.

Soooo excited to see it published!!

http://www.yummei.com

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Izy February 13, 2014 at 10:11 am

thanks Amy! ahh yes, such good french toast ;)

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Sharon February 12, 2014 at 12:32 am

Another loud WHOOP! from a quiet stalker. Well done and good luck!

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Izy February 13, 2014 at 10:11 am

thanks Sharon! it’s so lovely to hear from the ‘quiet stalkers’ haha :)

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Stephanie February 12, 2014 at 3:20 am

That picture about the toast/cookbook lol ridiculous!

Also, I cannot wait to try out some of the toast ideas. I thought I’d had it all.

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Izy February 13, 2014 at 10:12 am

I thought it was appropriately awesome for this post ;)

They’re all top notch toast toppings – hope you like them

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Tieghan February 12, 2014 at 5:14 am

Izy, I am beyond excited for you and also in awe of you! You are the only blogger I know that is closest in age to me. I just turned 20 and have been doing this (food blogging) for a little over a year now and wishing I would have started when I was 16. I love it!

Anyway you are so inspiring and I cannot wait to get your book in my hands. Congrats!

Oh and toast rules.

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Izy February 13, 2014 at 10:13 am

Ahh thanks so much Tieghan!! i can’t believe you’ve only been at it for a year!? you’re like TOTALLY PRO :O

Same to you girl! thanks again :)

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whilehewasout February 12, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Raspberry jam! Yes! Hurray for the cookbook : ))

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Izy February 13, 2014 at 10:13 am

HASHTAG FAVE! Thank you!!

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Millie February 12, 2014 at 4:34 pm

CONGRATULATIONS OMG IZY SO PROUD GAHH I LOVE YOUR BLOG SO EXCITED FOR YOUR BOOK. I AM HYPERVENTILATING! YOU’RE AMAZING!

ps. the toast looks amazing!

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Izy February 13, 2014 at 10:14 am

hahaha ALL CAPS IS APPROPRIATE!!
Thanks so much Millie :)

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Jade Sheldon-Burnsed February 13, 2014 at 2:45 am

One of the best posts of all time because 1) You are Eva Longoria (but so much better) 2) TOAST 3) I get to put a new cookbook on my wishlist. You are AMAZING!

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Izy February 13, 2014 at 10:14 am

hehehe thanks Jade!! You’re AMAZING too!!! x

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Channing February 13, 2014 at 5:43 am

Congratulations!!! I can’t wait to order it! I think your photography is simply amazing and at just 18!! Bravo! Such a big fan & So happy for you!!

xoxo

Channing

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Izy February 13, 2014 at 10:15 am

aww you’re so lovely! Thanks so much Channing! xx

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Mel February 13, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Congratulations!! I just read your incredible chocolate cake post and clicked back to this one. This is so exciting!!! I can’t wait to see it. If your blog is ANY indication, it’s going to be beautiful and scrumptious! Now to go make some almond croissant toast (for the lazies!).

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Alanna February 13, 2014 at 8:19 pm

Congratulations and happy birthday, Izy!! I’m so excited for your book. These toast ideas are brilliant – thank you for sharing!

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lyndsay // coco cake land February 15, 2014 at 3:19 am

that is SO COOL! congrats, congrats!! can’t wait to check it out!

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Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today February 17, 2014 at 11:48 pm

OMG!!! That’s great!!!!!!! I’ll buy it 100%!

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Cate February 19, 2014 at 6:59 pm

Mega Congratulations! Can’t wait to add your book to my wishlist! x

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Lynna February 21, 2014 at 8:47 am

CONGRATS!!! I can`t wait to learn more about it!

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Avanika {Yumsilicious Bakes} March 16, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Stopping by your blog for the first time. And I’ve spent the last half hour on here! CONGRATULATIONSS! That’s amazing news. Always always happy to see somebody’s dream come true (assuming that’s one of your dreams, haven’t been following you long enough :p)

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Sunnie@ModernGirlNutrition April 15, 2014 at 7:12 am

Congrats Izy!!! You deserve it! Can;t wait to buy a copy!

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