May 15, 2008

Oh, hello

First of all, thank you for the very nice comments, emails, and best wishes. Could there be a better bunch of food-crazy peeps on the planet? I think not! Thank you. Can’t wait to catch up with everyone on their blogs and see what’s been exploding in your kitchens.

It’s been one thing after another with no time or inclination to blog. But like an allergy to cat hair, the itch is back. I have a variety of random ideas and recipes to flog away at…but before I get on it, a few thoughts:

1. Happy belated Mother’s Day to all the Moms…whether or not your children are human or not.

2. Please get “In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan. It will change a lot of your crazy ass notions about what food really is.

3. Tiny little container of concentrated demi-glace (1.5 oz – “Creating classic French Stocks and Sauces That Meet the Highest Standards of Culinary Excellence”) – just found some for the very first time, and I’m thinking it’s illegal. Anybody know how much time I’d do for using this stuff??

4. I won a contest on Epicurious for a Mother’s Day promotion. It’s a nice recipe, although my Dad says it’s “tolerable”. The win was a nice surprise and a needed morale booster.

5. My CSA vegetables have started to roll in and I’m telling you, if you have never tasted a white Japanese turnip, well, I’m feeling sorry for you right now. Get thee to a farmer's market, stat!

Again, thank you for taking the time to leave such welcome and warming comments.

If I could, I’d bake you all a nice big cake. Uh...not the Epicurious one...that one is just 'tolerable'.


Jenny said...

Welcome back girl! I've missed having you around, but completely understand that life just gets crazy some time!

That first picture of the wierd woman is still creeping me out!!

Happy belated mother's day to you too!

Talk to you soon!

Lisa said...

Hi Catherine,
So glad you are back! Hope everything is going well at home. Your blog always puta asmile on my face.

Peter M said...

So glad all's well on the home front. I must admit your humourous posts and comments were missed but screw that...we'll be here. Tend to family matters and ease back in.

Welcome back!

giz said...

Thanks for the MD wishes - I often wonder if one of my offspring is really from this earth so I'm glad there's someone out there who understands :)

Itch away - I'm looking for tolerable solutions to baking problems :)

I'm newer to your blog so don't have history - maybe it's better - fresh slate - good you're here

Bloggers are terrific - they don't have to live with me and like me with my warts

Veronica said...

Hi Catherine, Welcome back and hope all is well. Nice picture! I thought your epicurious cake sounded great!

Heather said...

WHoaa! Grats on your Epicurious victory! I can;t believe your ass isn't the size of Texas, with your crazy two sticks of butter. :)

Love the Kim Jong-Il puppet photo.

Oh gosh, woman, I'm so glad you're back!

Emiline said...

Ahh, Kim Jong-Il. Nice.

Welcome back! Congrats on your recent victory!!!

Bellini Valli said...

Welcome back Catherine. We've missed you around here that's for sure:D

Cris said...

What a nice blog you have! I was reading Finest Foodies Friday that Jenn wrote today and your blog was on the list. :-)

Catherine Wilkinson said...

Love the new pic, sweetie pie! Waaaayyy better than an evil dictator from North Korea!

Thank you! My heart sings when I make someone smile! And not throw up.

I've missed you SO MUCH! I need me some Greek Man food!

What? Aren't all kids from outer space?

Thank you! The cake is pretty good, but pretty basic, so I was very shocked. Some of those other recipes rocked!

I will die of butter clogged arteries and be glad of it. I missed your writing so much, you big pms mess!!!!

Thank you babycakes! I got sooo much reading to catch up with! And planning your wedding to my son!

What?! That's crazy...I better go check that out!

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