Sunday, August 8, 2010

The bitch is back...

…as Elton John would say! Truly, beloveds, I have neglected you too long, but I hope you understand that I needed this past month to settle into my new gig. True to my nature, I’ve been feeling pretty anxious and burned out about the whole thing, but I’m happy to report that my appearance in the office was greeted with much joy, and I no longer feel like I’m going to vomit razor blades every morning.

Also, they know I’m vegan, so I’m out of that closet without much drama.

So! I’m excited to get back on a regular blogging schedule. I’ve kept up with you all as best I can, but I’ve missed being part of the conversation. To keep me on track, I present to you a list of posts you can look forward to:

1. My birthday
2. Chicago!
3. The awesomeness that ensued when worlds collided and Red and I met Cody, husband of everyone’s favorite Voracious Vegan
4. My first apple pie!
5. A CSA roundup or two

I gotta be honest with you about #5, though. We’re still getting our weekly hoards of veggies, and they are still awesome, but I hit pause on recording and photographing our meals during this past month. We stopped with Week #3, and now we’re coming up on Week #10 or something, and the thought of having to do that many catch-up posts just made me want to cry. Believe me when I tell you we’ve gotten lots of lettuce and summer squash. I’ll try to post regularly about the CSA goodness from here on out.

I now present to you the most fearsome fruit ever to escape the rainforest: MONSTERA DELICIOSA!

We found this thing at MOM’s, and $7 later, it was ours. Seriously, how could we not buy it? Its name is Delicious Monster, and if that isn’t reason enough for you, maybe you’re not my friend. I can’t yet vouch for its deliciousness, because we have to leave it in its jar until it sheds all its little scaly things. It peels itself! It’s the perfect lazy fruit! Depending on how long it takes, maybe I’ll post updates on the monstera’s progress. We’re told it tastes like a banana-pineapple hybrid, so I look forward to enjoying it.

It’s good to be back, darlings.


  1. Welcome Back!!!! i missed your posts! :)

    btw- holy CRAP that thing is edible!!!!?????

    too cool

  2. I'm so glad to see you're back! Taking that break is completely understandable. I, too, get quite overwhelmed & anxious with big changes like that. It's great that things are going well, though!

    The fruit is indeed quite the monster. I'm looking forward to hearing about it!

  3. YAY! I'm so glad you're back, I've missed you and your blog of hilarity so much. But don't stress about taking breaks. I've 'forgotten' to blog for 8 months before, no big deal!

    And I'm glad you are settling in to your new job. They can be SO stressful, but once you get over the big hurdles everything smooths out nicely. Glad you hear the vegan secret is out of the bag!

    And...Shannon, I have to tell you. not edible. Seriously, look at it! It's like a weird lego plant or something. It peels itself?!?! I'm scared for you. I don't think I'd be brave enough to eat a plant that assists in its own disrobing!

  4. Haha, Tasha! I think we'll live--the girl who bagged our groceries ate one, and she said it was amazing. And hopefully non-lethal. You should see it today--it's shedding like crazy! We had to put the jar in a spare dog bowl to catch all the little scales as they fall off.

  5. Welcome back my little bitchie! hee hee

  6. Cody?! That's me!! It was AWESOME meeting you and Jim and Lucy! You guys helped take great care of me while I was here. I can't wait to get back here ASAP with Tasha and the fam.

  7. Wow! A new fruit. I must have it! Let us know how it tastes when you get around to eating it.