it's okay to play with your food

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Have You Missed Me?

It's been well over two months since my last post. Did I lose my love for food, for cooking with others, for playing in the kitchen? Not exactly. I will confess that I have been on the sadder side of things lately and part of me hasn't been as excited to get my hands dirty in the kitchen. More often than not, cooking - baking in particular - have offered comfort (or at least distraction) for me when things were tough. So this recent cooking dry spell feels alien, likely influenced as much by the intense winter weather as by happenings in my personal life.

Rather than keep lamenting my lack of creative juices, both in the kitchen and on the blog, I need to start posting again, even if it is accomplished in a super uncreative way. Let me share some of the things that have been keeping my belly full and my taste buds tantalized. Yup, I'm giving you a list. Love it.

The Lockhart at Percy Street BBQ, in honor of Daniel's birthday
Many roast chickens, including one cooked by Mike in a clay pot
Soup dumplings at Dim Sum Garden
Brunches at Green Eggs Cafe
Plans for beef bourguinon and chocolate ginger scones at the Poconos this weekend (remember the Stuffalo adventure from last year?)
Beef short ribs for Christmas dinner
Roasted Brussels sprouts

It's a start.

P.S. And I've missed all of you.


melanie said...

Yay! I'm so glad you're back!

Tyler said...

welcome back!

Michael Greenberg said...

Beef short ribs with an extra helping of naive Jewish house guests and a side of catastrophe popovers. Welcome back!

Kim said...

Welcome back. I hope you manage to get away from the sadder side. I'm feeling the same disconnect myself, and have no idea how to push through.

Cellis said...

I have missed you! Do a post on Philly Cheese Steak! I was supossed to go to Philly last Thursday, but it was canceled by the snow. :-( I was going to eat so much Philly Cheese Steak! Now, I want the next best thing! Tips from Philly itself! and Welcome Back! and Good Luck with the sadder side! :-)


CraftMafia said...

I have had similar times of my creative juices being sapped by "the blues." So I stick to comfort foods (ooey gooey bad for you but oh so tasty foods). You might gain a little weight, but you'll be back in the kitchen. :-)

Glad to have you back.