Friday, November 11, 2011

I'm baaaa-aaaaack...Part 1.

I bet you thought it wouldn't happen. Honestly somewhere in the relaxing and camping and swimming and frolicking and reading and vacationing and cooking (surprise) and taking photos (mmhmm) and writing (Yes, I still did all three) I came to agree with you. I thought I might never return to Effing Delicious. But then the universe told me in some subtle and not-so-subtle ways not to abandon this one - this project that I poured myself into for a year and a half and then willfully skipped away from six months ago. Friends flat out said "Start your blog again!" Readers kept reading old posts. (Thanks!) And of course I realized, as I said above, that I've still been cooking, taking photos of food, writing, and having food-related adventures. seemed silly not to share all of that. But, I think I needed some distance to get that through my head!

So, I'm back - your truant friend. And it actually has been a fun and delicious six months. I had all these ideas about what my first post should be. But really I've got so much to share that I couldn't settle on just one theme. And I didn't want to get all heavy, tell you I've found myself, that it's my destiny to write this blog, etc. So I took a look back over my photos from the last six months and picked some out to share with you - highlighting some particularly yummy moments. I hope you enjoy this kind of epically long, two-part, photo-filled post. It's nice to see you again.

Here are some delectable things I've kept myself busy making over the last little while...

breakfast pizza!
Breakfast Pizza from Big Sur Bakery

vegan coconut pineapple rice tart
Vegan Coconut Rice Pudding Tart with Caramelized Pineapple from ReadyMade

lime curd italian meringue
Italian Meringue Lime Curd Blackberry Pie from Bon Appetit

peanut butter custard pie!
Peanut Butter Custard Chocolate Honeycomb Pie from Bon Appetit (making that honeycomb candy is the BEST science experiment!!!)

bday cake!
Killer Yellow Birthday Cake from the Flour Bakery Cookbook

banana muffs
Banana Mini Muffins using the Flour Bakery Banana Bread recipe

Oh I also made these Dharma Initiative Polar Bear biscuit cookies for a dear co-worker's birthday!
dharma cookies

But it wasn't all me cooking. And that's going to be the big change to Effing D, I do believe. I'm planning to start writing about other things I eat too - things I grow, forage and pick, things that are local to my area that excite me, and things that I travel far and wide to put in my mouth. (twss!)

And more on that, my dears, will be coming in the next post. Tomorrow! 


  1. Welcome back! We've missed you!

  2. Excellent! Breakfast pizza, equal parts good idea and terrible regretful idea...

  3. Welcome back! The posts look awesome.
    Also, I think I might need a care package of those Dharma cookies. :) -Shraddha