Saturday, November 28, 2009

A New Start

So, it’s been a while… Since July 2nd to be exact… Shortly after my last post a tiny parasitic being took control over my brain and body and things got a bit blurry. I was certain of a few things though:

1. I needed a nap.

2. Vegetables are horrible and the work of the devil.

3. I needed another nap.

4. The garden and the blog would have to wait.

Amidst all that sleeping, queasiness, and eating only white foods with no odor, a few minor miracles occurred.

I rallied long enough to make a perfect raspberry tart with vanilla pastry cream.

Mom, Dad, Brad and I roasted and canned a laundry basket of red peppers.

My New York friends stopped by and worked for their dinner.

These grew,

and these,

and way too many of these.

And this...

Now that the garden is frosted and gone (except for the beats, turnips, Swiss chard, an exuberant bunch of oregano and a solitary artichoke) and the parasite in my belly has changed first into a squirming baby kicking away at my internal organs, I’m finally hungry again. So I thought I should resume posting--more cooking and less gardening as the ground begins to freeze--but still tasty things to share. And a baby by mid-March, just in time for the next round of planting.


  1. :) I love reading your posts :)
    Something about reading your words takes me back to when we were in Jr. High (although you now use capital letters instead of all lower case with little or no punctuation). It was amazing to see you tonight and to be able to hug you (a few times). For so many years, I always wondered why I had lost touch with everyone, including myself and now I really believe it might have been just so I could be so wonderfully blessed at this stage in my life. It makes you appreciate those hugs and seeing the smiles on a close friend's face when recognition kicks in! Now, lets just not let ourselves lose touch again! :)

  2. I'm so happy you're back! I feel calmer and better fed just reading your blog. : )

  3. don't plant the baby, that's not what they're for.