Oh, hi. HI! I’m here. Are you still here?
It seems like what started out as a nice, holiday hiatus from writing turned into a nice, half-year long hiatus from writing. Oops. I have lots of reasons. Firstly, I’m (at this point) very pregnant with bebe number two, and for awhile the thought of cooking anything except cheese and crackers made my stomach churn. (If you’ve been looking for more cheese and cracker recipes, I sincerely apologize.)
But mainly, I’ve stayed away from writing here because, with everything happening politically in my country (and the world over, for that matter) I just haven’t felt right posting sunny anecdotes and recipes. I mean, the Idiot in Chief over here (and his spineless idiot administration) is gleefully promoting racism (oh, and sexism, too) as his core agenda, stripping minority groups of basic rights, ignoring common sense gun initiatives (while Americans drown in gun violence), trying to gut the healthcare system, and putting babies in concentration camps, but yes, here, do enjoy this baked chicken. It’s the best baked chicken. Tremendous.
On the other hand… we’ve all got to eat, right? I miss writing here, and I miss the community we’ve built around these stories and recipes. I’m going to be back here more, posting sunny anecdotes and recipes, yes, because food is good for the soul and because we all need an escape now and then. But now you know where I stand, and what else is on my mind (#resistance). We’ll get through this, one way or another — and in the meantime, there’s summer corn chowder.
PS – for those of you who might want to tell me to stick to food, leave politics out of it, blah blah, please save it. Politics are everywhere, whether you realize it or not — from your clothing choices to your favorite brand of coffee. And now is the time to engage. (Plus this is my blog and I’ll write what I want to. Don’t @ me, bruh.) LOVE YOU MEAN IT xox