In case this helps to explain my absence - I've been wrapping up a wonderful life in London in order to head off on a bit of a new adventure with A - we've moved back to the US to explore, have a little break and see what new exciting jobs are out there for us. I hope to have news on the job front in a little bit, but in the meantime, I have been trying to appreciate how lucky we are to take a few months off and see new lands.
So expect to see way more about food in the US - February was spent travelling around California (with a short detour to Las Vegas) and while I don't plan to blog everything I ate, I'm sure a few things will make it on here. Cooking has fallen a bit by the wayside as we are currently homeless, but I am really looking forward to having our own place soon, complete with kitchen, and then I'm sure I'll be back posting recipes that I want to save for ever.
I find myself using this site mainly to find recipes I loved, or to recommend things to other people when they ask about restaurants, especially in far flung locations. So it will continue on in this vein, but while I'm thinking about it, the posts I go to most are:
- You-Won't-Miss-The-Meat Chili - it has fed dozens of people on various weekends away
- Feta and Scallion Tart, which has been rechristened "Marina Bread" by friends
- Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter - the base of most of the pastas I make, and a particular hit with kids
- I link to this 90 minute no soak bean method and return to it again and again for everything I make with beans
Interestingly, none of these are my most popular posts with readers - but that's ok!