Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Apples & Thyme - April

First of all, apologies to my friends and readers out there for being MIA for a bit. As my husband finishes up his year-loooooong medical treatment, and I am still recovering from some big losses in my life, I find that I haven't been very social as of late. I am allowing this recovery process to take its own course and as I feel the need to stay quiet and turn inward, I am allowing myself to do that. I admit that it is a strange course for this normally extroverted, busy, conversation-loving, adventurous Gemini! I trust that it is just what I need right now.
In the meantime, African Vanielje and I am thrilled to announce that April's guest host of our Apples & Thyme event is the wonderful Marla of Bella Baita View. She and her husband own a B&B in the Italian Alps and her blog is filled with wonderful stories and recipes of the area. In the next few weeks we encourage you to tell us a story about your mother, grandmother or anyone else influential in your life and the time you spent with them in the kitchen. Do you have a family heirloom recipe to share with us? Do you have certain family cooking traditions that would be of interest to us? Is there a recipe that you have always wanted to seek out from your past that you don't have? There are so many stories like these waiting to be told. We await yours.

Submit stories to Marla by April 20 at info AT bellabaita DOT com.


Psychgrad said...

I have a post in preparation that would be perfect for this event!

bleeding espresso said...

Thinking of you Jeni, and Marla is a great pick :)

The Passionate Palate said...

Psychgrad - welcome and we can't wait to read your post!!!

Espresso - Thank you so much cara!

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Sometimes we just need to withdraw and be quiet - it is good and right.
Go gently.

Chris said...

Jeni - you're in my thoughts! Take whatever time you need - we'll be here!

Chris said...

Oh! And you're spoken about as well....:)

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

I was on sabbatical as well.

Good to be back.
Good to be here.

Big hugs and thoughts to you sweet lady, and for your husband. Best to you both

Scarlett & Viaggiatore