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Posted by aleta under an aside

While absence might make your lover’s heart fonder, I’m not so sure how it works with blogs. I’ve been especially internet-absent as of late, and in line with my apologetic nature, I’d like to assure everyone that everything’s peachy and no bizarre accidents or illness has befallen me. It’s just that

a) I’m not usually very talented at any one hobby, which is why
b) I rarely hold onto any hobbies for very long.

For example, once I made enough doilies for every appropriate surface in my parents’ house, I pretty much called it quits on crochet, and while I may make a hat every now and again, I’m no longer the lady always working on something like a Charlie Brown scarf.

I feel like I’ve missed a lot of food-related stuff in the last few months, like the opportunity to subversively bitch about Food Inc, or even consider attending the Foodbuzz Festival thing. And to think, I could right this very moment have a cabinet bulging with spice mixes & condiments I would never buy! C’est la vie, as I hear they say in France.

If you’ve been following along, you already know that every time I make a site plan, I can’t stick to it, so no promises here in terms of schedule, or regularity of posting, or anything I have to actually make good on. But I think I will be offering a bit more random commentary here and there between posts, because I prefer my recipe posts to be self-contained and non-referential, but at the same time I feel like I have a bunch of internet food buddies and talking like it’s the first time anyone’s ever been to the site is getting to be a kind of strain. I’m not even sure if that makes sense to sane people, but I’m a woman and my feelings don’t have to be sensical, so there. [side note: I don’t actually believe this; it is merely a convenient sentiment at the moment]

So thank you for reading, and thanks for keepin’ on comin’ back, and hey! I can’t skip a November Recipe Round-RobinÒ€”we have Thanksgiving coming up! Look for an announcement some time next week.

In the meantime, check it out. It’s a little boat of husk cherries bravely navigating the husky waters of their own protective little pods.

So cute!


  1. Mr. P Said,

    We don’t call those husk cherries. They are called physalis here in the UK.

    I am not pointing that out to be annoying and over-knowledgeable. It’s just that a friend, while working as a waitress, once told a cutomer that the dessert came garnished with syphilis, and I thought you might like the funny story. Well, -I- think it’s funny! The customer didn’t say anything. How embarrassing!

    I have loads of hobbies I gave up on too, and I can see how my own blog is going to take up loads of time and eventually I may start to resent it not being as easy I wanted it to be. But I’m keeping the blog faith for you! Omnomicion is one of the greats! πŸ™‚

  2. stephchows Said,

    hehe welcome back girl! I’m the same way with hobbies! And I’m totally bummed you wont be at the festival!! Maybe next year πŸ™‚

  3. Janice Said,

    Good to ‘read’ you!! Post as you can – we’re stil here!

  4. ithil Said,

    In Norway we call the husk cherries/physalis “kinesisk lykt”. It can be translated to “Chinese lantern” πŸ™‚

  5. Kristen Said,

    Glad you are back. I’ve been checking every week or so and my heart skipped a beat when I saw new posts!

  6. Elisabeth Said,

    I was very glad to see you pop up in my RSS list … it’s pretty noticable since you are the only one on there. I prefer my food reads with a dash of scintillating sarcasm and reality. Your posts always hit the spot just right! And as for your schedule, well, good things come to those who wait. I’ll wait patiently until my little list gives me another happy notice.

  7. Lauren Said,

    I just wanted to tell you that I *love* your site! I found it after searching for a recipe for rainbow cake, and promptly read your entire blog start to finish. It is total food porn, and the photography is brilliant. I hope you continue cooking (and posting)!

  8. mario Said,

    aleta ur still the bomb no matter what! πŸ˜‰

  9. Atrian Said,

    I am the same way about hobbies and schedules, so I understand. Everything you’ve posted has been delightful and entertaining, and I don’t mind waiting for new posts. In short, you rock and keep up the great posts!

  10. Lynne Said,

    I was thinking, how about a pie round robin for this month?

  11. cate Said,

    Howz about a macaroni & cheese round robin? My New Years Resolution last year was to learn the perfect my mac and cheese which has meant bi-monthly mac and cheese for close to a year, and yet…I want to try new ones. I need an excuse!

  12. Paciolla Said,

    I am regular reader, how are you everybody? This post posted at this site is genuinely nice.

  13. Billie Kounick Said,

    Now i will get lots of different goodies from SWTOR πŸ˜€

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