How to get your groove back (a simple guide)

1. make time to be with your family. wherever they may be.

2. visit a place you once lived. it helps if it’s California. and if you eat a bit of raw food along the way.

3. go and stand in your best friend’s wedding. remember when you both talked of this day, and how far away it seemed at the time.

4. explore your home (for the next few years, anyway), with someone you love. very much. make delicious meals. be thankful for time, serendipity and amazing farmers’ markets.

Stone Mountain, 93 degree weather

Sophie Dahl’s
Stewed Chicken with Olives…

…avec Mama Pea’s Sunshine Kale Salad

The only shrimp I’ve ever liked, cooked in a curry (an NPR original) and served with Trappist Ale (an NPR favorite)

Chloe Coscarelli’s Mexicali Sliders with Cajun Yam Fries

yummy dessert of dark chocolate, roasted almonds and home-dried fruits from a favorite new cookbook

Repeat above steps as necessay

That’s right, folks, I’m back…sorry for the neglect. You’ve caught me at a strange time, finishing up my current job, getting ready to start my graduate program and trying to squeeze in two manuscripts in the process! In short, my inkwell doth run dry. But I continue to be inspired by those around me who persist in creative expression in spite of busyness, and I’ve decided this is the sort of person I want to be. In short, sorry I’ve been away so long. We are going to have a great summer.

Photo credits: Christine Swanson (Family photos 1-3), Debbie Miller (Family photos 4-7, all California photos, Wedding Photos 1-2), Brad Walcher (Wedding photos 3-4)


7 Comments to “How to get your groove back (a simple guide)”

  1. this is such a lovely, lovely post! you are the cutest!! 🙂

  2. Nice to see you back, darlin!

  3. I admire you and the life that you are living. The food looks so tasty – my mouth is watering over the Mexicali sliders and the chicken with olives!

  4. oh and the dried fruit from a certain cookbook…!

  5. Beautiful, Becks! As always, you bring us to a magical world of lovely food and company. Love you!!

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