So Many Months

It’s been a long time since I’ve had the chance to really sit down and write, well, anything.  

Life happens, and time gets away from you.  It’s one of those things you can pinpoint, too.  And it all, thankfully, turns out okay. 

I miss my cooking and my writing and my photography.  

I’ve been sewing and quilting a lot lately.  

And the kids…wow.  Boy just turned fifteen and Girl is on her way to eight. 

How did *that* happen so quickly?

Maybe I’ll find my way back soon. I do miss it.

Happy New Year! 

Another year gone. A new one come. I know I have not written in some time.  I have not done much photography, or even cooked as much as I used to. There have been challenges, and I guess not enough time has gone by for me to process everything.  For now, though, I am content.

Happy New Year. May 2017 not be quite as interesting as 2016. 

A Year Later

So a whole unexpected year away.  I know where it went.  I know where I was.  I just never quite made it here.


Food Things

Daring Challenges that I did, but didn’t post about:

Daring Cooks:

Middle Eastern Breakfast (February), Spice Blends (April), Turkish Delight (May)

And in June:  I hosted a grilling challenge.  I know.  I know. I hosted a challenge and then didn’t write about it.

Grilled Panzanella, Chicken Souvlaki, and Grilled Pineapple


Daring Bakers:

Esterhazy Cake (January), Tarte Tatin (March), Lamingtons (May), Raspberry Charlotte (June)


In July, things got a little off-kilter.  Okay, so a lot off-kilter.  And I stopped cooking.  In fact.  I didn’t really cook anything different or even slightly amazing again until a few weeks ago.

Plus, my camera is very unhappy, so I haven’t really photographed much in the last six months.  Crossing my fingers to fix that one soon.

I miss cooking, and photography, and writing….

Now that these cuties …

Jake Mich Viv snow

have become these cuties…


(First day of school! First day of school!)

you’d think I’d have more time.  But not having little bit at home 24-7 anymore has been a bit of an adjustment.

Here’s hoping I’m back earlier than 356 days from now, but I’m not making any promises or resolutions again.