Ah, autumn. Time of crisp, gorgeous weather; juicy, flavorful apples at the greenmarket; greatly increased frequency of Mr. Autumn Man sightings; and, of course, a grotesque cavalcade of “seasonally”-flavored treats available at a drugstore/coffee shop/bodega near you.
One thing you should know about me is that I have a soft spot in my heart for terrible junk food. I don’t buy that much junk food as a rule (that ish is expensive!), but I always take note when I see or hear about new, weird flavors of candy or chips.
Happy New Year, everyone! (I know, I know; I’m probably the last person to wish you a Happy New Year. Well, I wish it for you anyway. So there. YOU TAKE IT AND YOU LIKE IT.) It’s been a long, long while since I updated the ol’ blog; but, in our defense, we had a busy-ass 2013!
I have always been fascinated with wedding cakes, which is odd since I’m not really a “bride” sorta gal. But I do really, really love wedding cakes. As it happens, I am getting married in the fall; and, alas, my fiancé Jonathan doesn’t really like cake (which has turned out to be a blessing because I can choose which flavor the wedding cake will be!). But it made me a little sad, not having something he really loved on the dessert table…
Hello, kittens! I missed you all this week. It’s been a doozy, I tell you what. Kitchen issues continue, money issues continue, and — well, basically, all small-business-related problems continue. But hey – I’m not here to complain at you. I’m here to tell you where the heck we are this weekend. Because INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW.
Hey y’all! Bet you thought I’d forgotten about the blog again, right? Well, we just started doing markets again, and have been working on getting finalized dates for the tour (still in progress), and planning our book party (TO WHICH YOU SHOULD TOTALLY COME), and looking at new kitchen space, and all kinds of other nutso stuff. Hence, the not blogging for a couple of weeks. Since there’s so much going on, I’ll do my best to keep it brief and to the point:
Well, it’s the day you’ve been awaiting/dreading: the day we announce our full (as of right now) tour roster and finish with the discount codes for guessing and whatnot. A hearty congratulations to Kate Hollis for knowing that Providence, RI is home to the world’s largest termite! Well, it’s blue and made of steel and fiberglass, but still. Another awesome thing about the big blue bug? Since 1990, the termite has been known as Nibbles Woodaway. Best name ever.
Alrighty! Are you ready for the final clue? Of course you are. You were BORN ready.
Very good, Melinda Matice – you correctly deduced that a Civil War-themed cyclorama* resides in Atlanta, GA! I felt like I had to make that the clue for Hotlanta (that’s what the kids call it, right?) because I’ve actually seen it before. The one time I was in Atlanta – for a wedding – we had about 4 hours to kill one day. The cyclorama was listed in the hotel’s list of attractions, and I pretty much bullied my hotel-mates into going there. “You guys, it’s only one of three in the whole COUNTRY!” Anyway. It’s awesome and you should go.
HOKAY. Day 11!