We’re back, with heartfelt thanks to readers and fellow bloggers who have written to say – WTF?. After two years of blogging, the process of posting started getting unwieldy. The blog was nagging us to spend more time in the kitchen, more money on accessories, more time on photo retouching, etc. We needed to take a break, and restore weekends to a more natural purpose.
So we’re taking another stab at it, hoping that we’ll succeed in making the blog a more spontaneous and casual expression of what we want our food and our time in the kitchen to be: vital, simple, inspired. With the toughest of these three being simple. It’s harder than we thought. But in late summer, after being reminded by feasts with friends and family why we started blogging in the first place, it seems selfish not to try sharing. Here are some highlights from an especially delicious summer.
The squirrels on our balcony have enjoyed chewing through the stems of our rainbow chard all summer long. We’ve tried toothpicks, mothballs, blood meal, and sicking our dog Max on them, all in vain. They are hellbent on systematic destruction. One evening last summer we potted some miniature roses and the next morning, each of the blossoms had been carefully bitten off. It’s a problem amongst all of our neighbours. We joke about poisoning the squirrels and then someone will say “Et ensuite nous allons commencer à tirer sur les oiseaux? Voyons.” (And next we start shooting the birds? Come on.) » Read the rest of this entry «