I remember reading some “blogging rules” list way back when I started Life in a Skillet. The only one that stuck with me was “Never apologize for missing a post.” The reason was basically that we all have busy lives – things to do, places to go, people to see – and when it comes right down to it, no one will miss you if you miss a post. I may have taken that a bit too much to heart. I discovered that people DO notice. (Hi Mom!) Most recently my next-door neighbor stopped by and said she really loved reading Life in a Skillet, and why did I stop? Why, indeed.
In which I learned about the Victorian-era contraption to guarantee straight cucumbers. You’ll never look at an English cucumber the same way again.
Thank you all for sending me such great photos of your sweethearts and sweet treats! Here are some of the people, pets, and food celebrating Valentine’s Day. Keep emailing me your photos until February 18, when I’ll choose a $50.oo gift card winner
30 Rock may be over, but the zingers will live on forever. Did Liz Lemon really call Top Chef judge, life saver, and all-around chef extraordinaire Tom Colicchio a bald salad ruiner? Click through to watch the final episode and see for yourself!
In an interesting twist on food meets culture, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, the person who introduced me to cooking competitions via Iron Chef Japan, who never fails to amaze and inspire me with gorgeous bites like this when I catch him on Iron Chef America, is taking all that global cred and eye for beauty and turning it to . . . women. Check this out:
“What is perfect in your life?” That’s not a question you hear very often, especially not when ordering at a restaurant. But that’s the question posed to me by the server at Santa Cruz’s Cafe Gratitude. How would you answer?