Those of you who have been following me on Twitter will have no doubt gathered by now that my health has been up and down over the past several months. I’ve been devoting a lot of time and energy to figuring out what’s going on with my body and doing everything I can to help it heal itself. Because of that, this blog has fallen largely by the wayside as I redirect my focus towards taking care of my physical, mental, and emotional health.
I figure I owe it to you, my beloved, longsuffering readers, to let you in on a bit of what’s been going on in my life during these past few weeks and months.
Posted by molly alice on January 22, 2013
There’s a new addition to the nest!
… and, mercifully, it’s not a baby. Not a human one, at any rate.
Say hello to Haven! After much discussion, Andy and I adopted her last week from a local rescue organization. She’s a Russian Blue mix, which means she is not only a sweetheart, but she’s also (somewhat) hypoallergenic! Good news for an allergy sufferer like myself.
Posted by molly alice on November 26, 2012
… gone over an embankment, down a hill, into a volcano.
Okay, so for those of you wondering if I still have a pulse, the answer is a resounding YES. I don’t have much of an excuse for my recent lapse in posts other than the fact that I haven’t been feeling very well, and the antibiotics I’m on have quite effectively killed my appetite. I’m sure I gave you all quite a shock when I welched on my first ever Thursday Things — rest assured, I’m doing my best to get back on the blogging horse and make some delicious delectables for you despite my current lack of any desire whatsoever for food.
In the meantime, I give you this little gem to tide you over until I’m back on my feet. Andy took out a Fastec camera this weekend and got some high-speed footage of Mel doing her puppy thing.
Better than any recipe, right?
Posted by molly alice on October 22, 2012
No recipe today, but I did want to share one of my weekend adventures. See, we somehow ended up with 3 cartons of strawberries after our most recent grocery trip. In an attempt to use up all of said strawberries before they spoiled, Andy suggested I learn to make one of her favorite strawberry vessels, angel food cake.
Well, here’s a quick recap of how it went down. Light on the words, heavy on the pictures. Sound like a good deal?
I thought so.
Posted by molly alice on June 24, 2012
I was going to try to come up with some sort of fancy Father’s Day dessert, but I knew that anything inspired by my father would involve lots and LOTS of chocolate, something that we all know I’m better off avoiding. The man loves his chocolate, bless him.
I’m one of those lucky girls who grew up with a funny, smart, and affectionate dad. He worked from home, so I when I was little, I got to spend a lot of time with him running errands, making meals, or just sitting in his office and coloring. Being an engineer, my father always loved to experiment in the kitchen, which made him an inexhaustible source of entertainment for my brother and me. I won’t go so far as to say his experiments turned out well or tasted good all the time (or even most of the time), but some of my favorite childhood memories involve his kitchen antics in some way or another. Just ask me or my brother about his prison ration pancakes, or that one time he tried to hard-boil an egg in the microwave (BOOM!), or the infamous Peeps in the Blender incident.
I think it’s fair to say that my father helped shape my approach to cooking and eating more than anyone else in my life. So today, even though we’re 3 time zones apart, I thought I’d honor him by preparing one of his culinary inventions, which incidentally also happens to be one of my favorite childhood meals.
Posted by molly alice on June 17, 2012