Friday, March 1, 2013

Playing Catch-Up

Hey Bloggies!!

First, let me apologize for being absent since basically before Christmas. It has just been such a crazy few months with the nuptials, the holidays, and day-to-day life thrown in the mix(yeah, it's pretty crazy how life doesn't stop just because you have marshmallows to roast and gifts to wrap...but I'm working on it!). But here I am! I am making a more concerted effort in the New Year to post more often, as well as tweet, facebook, etc. I also have had complaints about people not being able to leave comments, so if that's you, send me an email at and I will give you my info for facebook or twitter to use until I get this craziness sorted out! Part of that is a plan to re-vamp the blog.

In the meantime, I have missed blogging terribly. There are so many things that happen that I want to share, and sometimes it feels impossible to write them all down fast enough!

Also, I know I promised more wedding photos! While I do not have the time today to devote to making it a truly wonderful post full of commentary and hilarity, I am working on it, and will have it up as soon as possible.

In the meantime, something interesting to tell you about is my recent diet change. I have gone gluten-free!! I'm not sure if I have mentioned this, but for about a year now I have had a horrible problem with my stomach. I have pretty much been in horrible pain and experiencing unrelenting nausea day and night, and after trying everything(including surgery) my doctor told me to go off gluten to see if it helps. I must say, I was crushed. I mean, my whole life is based on food. I write about it for a living, and for fun. I blog about it, I cook every day, I have a relationship with food that rivals that of some religions. A huge part of that is bread, pasta, baked goods, and everything gluten-y. And that is ok with me. But, what I have discovered is that I can still do those things without gluten. In fact, dare I say it?? I think going gluten-free has helped me to be a better cook. I'm more creative in making food that I will love to eat and love to cook. I also have to account for the fact that Brian is NOT gluten-free, and although I may occasionally want to lunge across the dining room table to chew a piece of rigatoni out of his hand, sadly, I cannot.

So, though this is not an excuse, I think part of why I have not blogged is because I wasn't quite comfortable in my footing with my new cuisine, and though this is not technically a food blog, a lot of what is in here is based on food.

 So many changes have taken place in the past few months (not just in food, but in life), and as so often happens when we find ourselves in a new situation we aren't sure of, I needed to crawl under my proverbial blanket and hide out for a while.

But I did not forget about any of you, and I have taken lots of pictures of my food and fun over the past few weeks to share with everyone. They include a trip to Savannah with my best friends, and some new dishes I came up with so I could stop staring at my husband's food like a starved refugee. Now, I just have to figure out how to upload my pics from my iPhone to my laptop, and we are in business!!

I promise to be back next week with stories and pictures and all the real-life things that make you all laugh...with me, not AT me...right, right??!!

With love,