It’s very hard to fathom 2010 actually being gone, but it may be time to come to grips with the calendar. Daphne is our calendar counter from now on — this is her in Yosemite over the xmas break, at 13 months. Those teeth are now chomping down all her favorite foods, things like spiced duck soup, all types of noodles, potatoes in every form imaginable, grilled mushrooms, lots of eggs, and pomegranate arils by the bushelful (her obsession with them caused some major stomach upset after an especially epic session, but it hasn’t deterred her, and she’s not going to be happy to learn that pomegranates only last one season). She’ll try almost anything, and seems to enjoy setting the bar for general excellence higher each meal!
The big exciting news going into the new year is the matcha ceramics project I’m doing with the renown ceramicist Aletha Soule. We’ve got the shapes and glazes down, after a lengthy and enjoyable design process. I’m calling the glazes blush, eggshell, and celedon. Matcha was MADE for these cups. They’ll likely be ready at the end of January, which is also when I hope to roll out the all-new breakawaycook.com. Publication of The Breakaway Vegetarian Cook is looking like mid-spring, when it will debut as an Ibook and Ipad/Iphone app.
Best wishes to everyone — here’s to 2011 being an extraordinary one for all of us!