I’m back!

Oh, hi! We have a blog.

You might have been wondering where we’ve been during these last few months. M has posted intermittently while yelling at me to UPDATE THE BLOG. But this has not happened for a few ridiculous reasons. I suppose the best way to sum it up is My Job Ate My Life. I will spare you the details, since a cooking blog is no place to vent one’s work-related frustrations, but basically I have not had that much time to cook or write over the last few months.

I am now (gloriously! joyously! Oh happy day) nearing the end of my first year of teaching, and during the last few months, I have managed to eek out a few posts that were never finished or edited and have thus sat in a Word document on my desk top. Why did I not just finish these and publish them? It’s anybody’s guess. Some of them are horribly outdated, like the one written during the two glorious days at home during Hurricane Sandy. Regardless, I am finally taking the initiative and finishing them, and will post them over the next few weeks as Archives That Are Not Actually Archives.

In the meantime, you should make this lovely grown-up version of a cream soda, invented by M, on a glorious, marvelous spring evening:

The White Iris

Combine first three ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake jauntily until frost appears on the outside of the shaker. Top with sparkling water. Sip. Grin. Repeat.

More coming soon.



Burr grinder for grains;
Pizza stone;
Cheese-making kit;
Additional fruit basket;
Marble pastry slab.

And unlike a counter-top composter or an espresso maker, these actual fit our life and times.

Garden Pot Update

In case anyone was wondering, the perennials in the garden pot successfully wintered over in my mother’s care. I declined to take them back, but do now have a small mint pot growing out of the cat’s reach by the sink. Supposedly mint is nearly impossible to kill, even when you want to, so perhaps we have a plant up to the challenge of Apt. 2.