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Happy Birthday…Well…To Me.

The Interwebs are a funny place. They make our world so large, and yet also so small. So informed and yet also so naive. We fool ourselves into imagining we can explore life from the comfort of our couches, and forget the importance of teaching the next generation how to write, how to shake someone’s hand and look them in the eye, how to set a nice table.

Clearly, there can be no birthday without cake. Photo Credit: Annie Laurie Malarkey | Capital Grille

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is officially the annual birthday musings, where I look fondly (and at times not so fondly) on years past, and look eagerly (always eagerly) ahead. This past year was a good one…full of wiggly foster puppies, recharging trips to the Coast, indulgent lobster bakes for the masses, and quiet days at home.

We lost our sweet Onca, but found our sweet Louise, and I finally conquered my fear of Hollondaise with my dear friend Chelsey’s guidance.  All in all I feel proud of the last year, and excited about what’s ahead.

My wish for my birthday this year is to continue to be able to do what I love…to cook, to eat, to dance in the kitchen until I’ve lost my breath, and to do it all with those that I cherish.

And so with that, I want to say Thank You. Thank you for each comment, each time you passed a recipe onto a friend, each new reader that joined. Thank you for being here, for being part of it all, for helping share my stories. Thank you for encouraging me when I thought there wasn’t anyone else out there, and for helping be a part of hopefully turning this little blog, and one Attainable Gourmet, into something real. I couldn’t do it without you.



Many, many years ago…but determined to never lose that optimism and spirit.


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