What a year this has been, readers.
First and foremost, I want to thank each and every one of you for your continued support, enthusiasm, and photos throughout the past year. Seeing how you incorporate Westerosi and medieval recipes into your holidays and viewing parties never ceases to delight me. Food is an invaluable way to bring people together, and it’s a joy to see so many of you enjoying it with friends and family.
I’d also like to thank you for your patience with the increasingly sparse posts during the past few months. The planets properly aligned, leading to a number of wonderful things: At the end of summer, I was fortunate enough to be able to unexpectedly buy an old farmhouse in Vermont, and have been working to get it back into the shape it deserves. That involves a little carpentry, a bit of creativity, and a lot of stripping 70s era wallpaper. It’s hugely gratifying, but time consuming. In November, I won NaNoWriMo, and threw my first Thanksgiving.
And then over the holiday, I got engaged. That’s right. As of now, I’m planning a wedding feast (no Freys or Lannisters invited, thanks), hopefully with a barrel of cider and a giant pit-roast. The cake, of course, could be nothing except lemoncake.
We also have a cadre of rescue animals, and are planning to tear down the ceiling of the kitchen (there are beams up there!). Life’s been crazy, and I very much miss all the wacky cooking for my blogs. I have a number of amazing recipes to try out, just waiting in the wings; I’m especially looking forward to Stargazey Pie…
That was a lot about me, all of which is to say: You are all great. Food is wonderful. Check back in the new year for some exciting new blog developments and new recipes. With all this additional house-space, I’ve got all kinds of schemes up my sleeves. :)