Wow, it’s been ages since I last posted anything on Superspark! It wasn’t the busy-ness of the holidays that prevented me from posting so much as a complete and utter lack of cooking. For us, the holidays always mean a trip back to New York to see family and what with the price of airline tickets and the unpredictability of dates for using frequent flyer miles, we were gone a good two weeks, returning just this past Saturday afternoon. And in that time, I barely set foot in the kitchen, aside from heating up leftovers or pouring a bowl of cereal. No, these trips to New York inevitably turn into a long parade of events- with relatives and friends to see and parties to attend (not to mention Christmas itself), we end up eating out to the point where I just want to curl up on the couch with a bowl of oatmeal for dinner.
(gorgeous photo from http://podibleparadise.com)
There was our lovely trip to the French bistro Orsay, a cozy pasta dinner at Pomodoro, and of course the requisite slice of Manhattan pizza. Then there were the desserts: sinfully creamy chocolate cake from Citarella, a decadently rich chocolate cake from Payard, and an ice cream extravaganza on New Year’s Eve. Add to those a four course dinner Dylan cooked in his father’s honor, a handful of restaurant visits on Long Island and in Westchester, and a studied comparison of Manhattan versus Long Island bagels. All of which goes to say, I would be happy not to see the inside of a restaurant for the next few weeks and my enthusiasm for whipping up meals is low. Thus far, we’ve mustered up the energy to heat up microwaved vegan food and veggie burgers, but not much else. So my return to blogging may be slow this month (which marks, incidentally, Superspark’s first birthday), but I’m starting to warm up to simple vegetable soups, steamed veggies, and other such light fare. As my appetite returns, so will the blogging…back soon!