I apologize for my disappearance.
Now for the excuses. First my book took over. I haven't been able to balance the writing of the blog with the writing of my book (and I really need to finish the book).
And more recently, my husband tore his Achilles tendon. So our carefully orchestrated life, which gave me time to cook elaborately and write extensively, has been temporarily altered. The (many) chores he used to do have to be done by someone. Me.
I plan to come back in the summer when life is slower.
I'll keep my fingers crossed that my lovely readers will come back then, too.