This picture has nothing to do with today's post. It's the delicious salad I made on Thanksgiving: arugula, roasted butternut squash, fennel, pomegranate seeds, toasted pecans and a maple vinaigrette. I am posting it here so there's something sorta pretty to look at when I don't have any recipes and related pictures to post. It also reminds me that before I got sucked into the black hole of daily life I made some pretty good food once in a while.
I'm up to my eyeballs in a bunch of projects along with getting ready to go away and trying to write thank-you notes to private schools. For those of you who don't live in NYC with a child to educate consider yourselves very lucky that you'll never engage in this process. I can tell you, no lie, that I didn't work nearly this hard to get myself into Cornell. But I love NY. No, really, I do. I just love complaining, too.
In the absence of anything to post - here are a few sites of interest that I enjoy visiting - some food related and some not (and in no particular order).
http://borowitzreport.com - Hilarious political satire/commentary.
http://www.inpursuitoftea.com - A great site for delicious tea and enough information about tea to earn you a degree in, oh I don't know, Tea-ology.
http://eater.com - News and commentary on the NYC restaurant scene.
http://thepioneerwoman.com - Fascinating look into a life so vastly different than mine. Don't miss the cooking section - it's fabulous.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com - I'm a raging liberal. So sue me.
http://foodblogsearch.com - An excellent source for recipes that have been tested and critiqued.
http://ecookbooks.com - The name says it all, no? And, if you order $40 worth of stuff you get free gifts - like excellent coffee (or so I am told - Thanks, Sarah!)
Those should keep you busy for a while. I'll be back with your regular dose of recipes mixed with a soupcon of snark, tomorrow.