Savory French Toast

Savory French Toast

It pretty much goes without saying most people, generally, want to be "like everyone else." It makes them feel connected to those in their immediate sphere. It helps them feel they are part of a tribe. With some exception, this is especially true during the formative years of childhood - at least it was for me. And for someone who wanted to fit in so badly, I couldn't have pushed people further away with my need to belong.

Phoenix Finds - Okra / The Henry

Phoenix Finds - Okra / The Henry

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger."

While that may very well be true, getting stronger sometimes really sucks. Big time.

Two weeks ago I'd come through about six months of getting stronger - at least I felt I was on the tail end of it. The shady darkness was retreating and I could see glimmering patches of sunlight. What had been most recently "killing me" was easing up a bit, loosening its choke hold somewhat. I felt cautiously optimistic.

Shrimp "Banh Mi" with Butter Lettuce

Shrimp "Banh Mi" with Butter Lettuce

I kind of fell down, or off ... the wagon, the horse, the radar? Who can say, but I fell off, and I've been away for awhile. My apologies. Things are well, I am well - better than I think I ever have been in my whole entire life. Yeah, so there's a bombshell for you.

Sweet & Savory Puff Pastry "Waffles"

Sweet & Savory Puff Pastry "Waffles"

I do apologize. Truly. I hadn't meant for my first blog post of 2017 to be quite so ... naughty. The food world in general is rightly fixated on healthy foods after two months of holiday gluttony, and I was planning on sharing the joys of braising vegetables - comforting still, yet less guilty.