My lovely and talented blog buddy Dana has pointed out that I have not been around much lately. She is of course correct. This blog is supposed to be about the kitchen AND the front of the house, not just the kitchen (as interesting as it may be). For the last month I was on vacation for a month. Dana and I discussed putting the blog on vacation for the month (as I usually do each summer) but Dana wanted to keep posting. And she’s been kicking ass at it. But now that I’m back I still haven’t done my blogging duty. Believe it or not there is work happening behind the scenes.
We are feverishly working on a blog redesign as well as a new way to post photos. When we moved the blog to wordpress we put together a hastily designed template that looks ok, but is not at the level we really want. Additionally, we moved to the temporary method of posting our photos to flickr and embedding slideshows. That’s been pretty unsatisfying for most people. In addition to the new design work that’s happening, we’re writing our own WordPress plug-in (because literally none of the 200 available do the simple thing we want) to post photos. You may point out that to sacrifice blogging to write our own plug-in is insane. And that may be true. But it’s the path we’re on nonetheless.
I promise I have collected a whole series of cool posts with accompanying pictures from my month in Israel and can’t wait to share all the delicious food finds. To make this post not totally devoid of culinary content I will include this lovely shot of a gorgeous plate of hummus at the Aboulafia restaurant in Jaffa, Israel. I promise it tasted as good as (if not better than) it looks.
Thanks everyone for your patience (and thanks to Dana for keeping things moving along so interestingly).