I’ve packed my pots and pans, my Cuisinart and my Kitchen Aid. I will see you back in my Lake Lure kitchen some time next week with lots of new recipes and thoughts on cooking, eating and living. I may even offer tips on simplifying and getting rid of clutter.
For an interesting and funny read while I regroup, I have to send you to a couple of blogs that I found recently. First, you have to read my blog post about making chocolate croissants here. Checking my stats the other day, I saw a lot of hits on that post from a blog that I had never seen before. Michelle has a blog called Diary of a Late Bloomer. She is writing a daily blog about living curiously and attended a writing workshop where she met up with a guy named Todd who is also writing about his life. It seems that the two of them share a birthday and an interest in blogging and decided to do a virtual experiment. Each of them would cook the same thing in their kitchens at the same time, They would text each other during the process to see how each was doing and post about it. The challenge was to cook a chick dish and a guy’s dish. Michelle chose the chocolate croissants that were featured in the movie It’s Complicated. She hit on my post and blogged hysterically about her experience in making croissants. Todd’s 606 Diaries gives the “he said” version to Michelle’s “she said” version and is just as funny. Who could not like a guy who puts yeast dough in the dryer to rise. His choice for the upcoming guy’s dish was dishwasher lasagne and you can check out their later posts for that result. But the croissant post made my day. I hope it does the same for you. By the way, I have a wonderful husband, son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren, but I own a mutt named Daisy and not a Cavelier King Charles Spaniel. Also Zen is not in my vocabulary. Thanks Michelle and Todd. You are both talented and very funny bloggers.