Friday, June 7, 2013

Overdue Update

Well, hello, all of you who are still hanging around this joint!

Remember me?

I has been forever--over a year--since I last posted.

Many a change has come my way in the past year.

First, last spring, we went gluten-free.

Talk about knocking the wind outta a girl's baking sails.

Nothing says "no baking" like eliminating flour and ushering in super-expensive let's-hope-this-works gluten free flours.

I've figured out some staples, like bread and chocolate chip cookies and snickerdoodles, but a delicious flaky buttery pie crust is still elusive.  I can hardly handle it.

Secondly, last July, we put our house on the market and we have since spent all our free time cleaning it and keeping it clean for the plethora of first showings that we have had.  We are rapidly approaching our year-expiration date on our listing, and if the house doesn't sell, we are taking it off the market and moving on to more exciting things, like repainting and doing a bit of remodeling.  Keeping it showing-ready with three kids and a second shift husband is for the birds.

And lastly, but certainly not the most important excuse is that life just happens.  In order to do a few things well, a few other things have to give a bit.  I'm not sure what the future is for The Culinary Enthusiast....I know for me on a personal level, it remains a personal source of collected recipes that I frequent often in my kitchen.

We'll see how it goes!