This is a test of the emergency broadcast system —

May 10, 2017

Well, no, not really. Actually, it’s a check to see if my nifty WordPress app is crossposting to Tumblr correctly. Fingers crossed, it is. If you’re a Tumblr fan, you can find me over there at

Where’ve I been? Busy. With about a bajillion things. Drainage ditch did get cleared. Veggie beds did get built! And planted, even. Pix of those will be forthcoming sometime soon now that I’ve got this thing rejiggered.

Better yet, we figured out how to handle the husband’s diabetes and my minor weight issues via calorie counting and exercise tracking. What does that mean? Well, for me, it means that the kitchen is no longer a massive source of stress where I never know if what I just made will screw up his blood sugar. Boy, was that demoralizing, especially given how much I love to bake. For you, it means I’ll be back to posting tasty things I’ve invented, or borrowed and kitbashed into something I like.

I want to write some more book reviews, too. I get a steady stream of cookbooks from the library, but not always enough time to make things out of them … I definitely want to do more of that!

Thanks for your patience, whoever’s still listening. I’m here, I’m alive, and things are picking back up.

2 Responses to “This is a test of the emergency broadcast system —”

  1. I just discovered u today & have been binge-reading all your posts. Looking forward to hearing more from you. I’ve decided to try pickling & am anxious to try the French vanilla ones you posted. Keep up the great work! Are u still in Mira Mesa?

  2. Thanks, glad you found me! I got eaten alive by real life and sorry I vanished again. I hope you did try the French vanilla pickles, they’re so good! I am no longer in Mira Mesa, I’m in Escondido, where it’s regularly about five to ten degrees warmer. It does make a difference what thrives here!

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