Wednesday, June 8, 2011

i'm still alive!


dear loving readers,

i'm still alive, i still exist, i'm thinking of you all and can't wait to get back to blogging.

sadly, the only thing i've had the time, energy or the mixer to make are those guava & cream cheese cupcakes up there. they were decent, not fantastic, and i feel like i've lost a little of my mojo. i know, i'm a little sad too. but, there's a light at the end of the ever-shortening tunnel: we move in to our gorgeous new apartment on friday!

yup, things are going to be hectic until (and, let's be honest, probably shortly after) then, but once we're settled i'll be able to bake up a storm and maybe leave baked goods outside the doors of all my neighbors. that's neighborly, right? or is it weird and creepy? either way, it's probably going to happen.


food hasn't totally left my life since my blogging hiatus. i've actually been dining al fresco a lot, which is a favorite thing that i forget about as soon as the weather dips below 70 degrees. 

(please ignore the lower half of my generously proportioned cat sticking interrupting my photo. he's loving deck-life too, mostly engaging in bird harassment.)


i also went strawberry picking last week, which was fantastic and delicious and a great way to spend some time outside. it's been surprisingly cool in DC (mixed with unbearably hot, don't get me wrong!) and i've been trying to log in some outdoor hours before the real heat wave comes in and stays.

i'm also furiously hitting refresh on the websites of local farms with sour cherries. i've never picked them before and rumor has it their season is very short, so i'm staying diligent! there must be cherry pies in my future!

okay dear readers, i've got to get back to job hunting and cover letter writing, but check back soon and expect wonderful & summery treats in your blogging-futures.

as always, thanks for reading.


ps: GWB now has a mobile site! yup, that means you can carry all my recipes around in your pocket and pull them up without wading through clunky browser nonsense. you don't have to do any work beforehand either, you'll automatically be rerouted there. how 'bout that!


  1. True, I have not tasted them, but those guava cupcakes look crazy delicious.

    And yes, I stalk your blog. If I can't get the mobile site to work on my blackberry, then it is definitely time for a new phone!

  2. Hope moving went well! And your neighbors will be lucky for the baked goods, so def not creepy. :)
    Good to hear about the site on mobile btw, i tend to walk around the store with my iphone on your page zooming in for ingredients, so an easy mobile page will be awesome. :)

  3. Wow, what an amazing blog! Have just discovered it, and immediately added it to my favourites. Firstly, congrats for losing so much weight – I want to lose around 15kg, and am finding it so difficult (especially as I want to continue keeping making yummy things for my blog). You seem to have gotten it perfectly right though!