Thursday, January 1, 2015

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015

It's been over a year since I posted on the blog. I've been plotting for a few months now to revisit it, and I've been super excited about it. The only problem is that after having been away for so long, the first post back is very intimidating. (What can you say after so much silence?)

For a little while, I thought perhaps I would time the first post sometime in late November, that way, to those who are paying less attention, it would perhaps look as though I never really stopped blogging... until you look at the year.

But I didn't quite have everything wrapped up by then, and December was pretty busy (as always, for everyone!) and so here I am. It seems like New Year's Day is a pretty good time to come back! Particularly because January (sometime in January) is the four-year anniversary of my husband's and my going vegan. Hooray! Best decision ever. Hands down.

You might have noticed--if you've been here before--that some things have gotten an update. I've learned a thing or two about HTML and graphic design over the last year as the communications person at the animal nonprofit I work for, and so it was very fun to apply those concepts to spruce it up a bit here! I also learned the concept of an "editorial calendar" and have been busy planning my recipes for 2015. My resolution: to stick with it.

So, looking at this "editorial calendar," I see that for January I have Truffled Cauliflower Cassoulet with Parmesan Thyme Biscuits and Shiitake-Garlic Confit, a TBD Bloody Mary with chipotle infused vodka (or tequila??? only time will tell.....), and a Gingery Pear and Green Tea Crisp. Come back soon to check them out! :)

It's now time for my perfunctory New Year's Day martini (what, is New Year's Day martini not a 'thing'?). It was a fantastic year, and I can't wait to see what 2015 will hold. I hope that you have had a great New Year, and I can't wait to spend the rest of 2015 with you here!