I would now like to show you some of the things that I thoroughly enjoyed cooking and eating while missing from the blogosphere.
|Roasted Beet Salad|
|Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers|
|Wild Mushroom and Wild Leek Soup|
And now I would like to give you my excuse for the missing-ness.
Are you ready for it?
It's a good one.
My body has been invaded by a tiny alien being who sucks me of physical energy, mental capacity and, most distressingly, the desire to lovingly prepare home cooked meals.
Or, less dramatically but equally as truthful - I'm pregnant.
I realize that this might not seem like an immediately logical excuse for abandoning my blog and truthfully, it's not the entire reason. The entire reason goes something like this, I was going through a bit of a depressive period that was making it very difficult for me to write, or cook, or write about cooking, or do most other things that I enjoy.
There I was, drifting along in a fog of emotional yuckiness when I was suddenly and very unexpectedly
(unexpectedly like, I went out, bought a pregnancy test at the drug store and then immediately headed to the liquor store and bought a bottle of wine 'cause that's just how sure I was that I was just being crazy and there was no way that SeaBass and I had successfully made us a baby)
lifted out of my stupor by the news of a wee SeaBass Jr. on the way.
I was then pretty quickly sucked into another kind of stupor - the kind caused by having your body taken over by a wee, tiny little alien being. It is truly incredible how much havoc one itty-bitty, teensy-weensy stranger can wreak on your insides.
Seriously, I was unaware of how both how immediately and how intensely being pregnant would affect me.
But of course, I'm loving every minute of it. Because in between the morning sickness, the aches and pains, the inability to eat anything but bread and other assorted baked goods; I get to think about what is actually going on inside me and how totally cool it actually is.
So, that's whats been going on with me. But I'm back and I'm determined to start cooking and eating real food again. And, if you'll allow me, I'm also determined to write about this next several months and how I'm dealing with it.
I'm looking forward to the adventure.