I moved to Portland on May 1st of this year - just four months ago.
Shortly thereafter, I began an intensive baking and pastry arts program at Oregon Culinary Institute. I will begin working at a vegan bakery, Petunia's Pies and Pastries, in just a few weeks.
Thus the lack of blogging.
However! Vegan Month of Food is genuinely my favorite time of the year. I mean, I love the holiday season for all its merriment and overkill of baked goods, but there's something about VeganMoFo excitement within the blogosphere that makes me feel especially content. I also have the privilege of participating from Portland - a vegan Mecca! So, y'know, I'm back to blogging for the entire month of September (and beyond! ...at least that's the plan).
For 2014 I thought I'd enlist the magical and heartfelt French film Amélie to be my muse (yes, it's currently on Netflix instant watch). Future posts will include: raspberry ladyfingers, crème brûlée, crêpes, Amélie's famous plum cake, artichoke hearts, endives, beans, figs, cognac, a chocolate showpiece, pastillage...and so much more. I hope to be successful in my quest to veganize even the least vegan of all Amélie's featured foods - I'm lookin' at you, chicken oysters!
See you on Monday!