It’s been more than a month since I last posted here, and for that I am so sorry. So sorry on a number of levels – for the absence, but also for the reason. In that time I’ve done a touch of baking, some jam-making, and occasional weeknight cooking, but the truth is I’ve lost my appetite for the most part, and I haven’t found the peace or pleasure that I normally do in the kitchen. Because during the last month, other things have transpired too, life-altering, world-changing, heart-breaking things, so life has been a little off-kilter, to say the least. (more…)
Every time I’ve sat down to write here lately, I apologize for my absence, make excuses why I haven’t been around, and feel deeply guilty for my lack of consistency. This blog isn’t my job and I don’t do it to make money, I do it because I love to share food and experiences with other people. But lately, I just haven’t had the time, and I think I need to stop apologizing for that, and start just being okay with it. We all go through busy times, times when we can’t catch up with life’s to-do list, no matter how much we jam pack our schedules, and how much sleep we sacrifice to do it. So I think it’s time for a break. (more…)
It’s been three years since Sweetly Serendipity came into being. I started writing here in my litte virtual world on January 26th, 2010. I’d just returned home from a semester abroad in Australia, desperate for a kitchen, and a desire to chronicle all of my adventures. I never expected to stick with it so long!
I didn’t intend to write much about this, but as an excuse for recent blog silence (and probably a few more days of silence), I thought I’d let you all in on a little secret. (more…)
In lieu of a baking post today, I have an exciting giveaway for you! If you’d have told me two years ago that today I would be doing a giveaway related to beer, I would have probably laughed in your face – beer was NOT my thing. And truth be told, I still prefer an expertly crafted cocktail over a frothy pint. That being said, I absolutely love going to craft beer festivals, trying all sorts of new, crazy and inventive beers. While I have a hard time finishing a big mug ‘o beer, I can easily put away several tasting sizes, and it’s a blast to spend an evening tasting and talking with the brewers who make all of the beer. (more…)