i had this beautiful & totally unrealistic fantasy (as though most fantasies are realistic...) of how i would be blogging up into and inside the holidays... and look at what happened!! i am so sorry....i have some deep blog guilt that i am working out & trying to surrender to...the truth is....i was working, cooking & creating food up into christmas with no time to share about it...and now i am just plain ol' i am resting up for a new year filled with new posts, colorful images of rustic beauty to inspire all of you & more ideas on how we can continue creating a kitchen culture in our homes and in america...until then have an amazing new years eve and day. i will see you in the kitchen in 2010xxx