Happy New Year!
Here's a sample of a few favorite foods I'm indulging in this New Year's Eve: Humboldt Fog Cheese, Cerignola olives, and slices of pear.
2006 has been a year of discovery and insight for me, like few that have come before. I'm certain this year will not fade in my memory, indistinguishable from the year-before or the year-to-come. This year has been one of many beautiful moments for me. Beautiful small moments. Moments where I've seen things I'd always been too busy to notice before. A year in which I've felt closer to my childhood self than ever before.
It's also been a year of cruel and painful realizations. A year that promised and delivered renewal, but was, perhaps, a little too dreamy, even for me, a daydream believer (the first record I ever owned) to believe in. A year that once seemed ideal (on a purely personal level), has ended in a strange No Man's Land of confusion and uncertainty. But, such is life.
The best thing about 2006 has been discovering and becoming a part of the food blogging community. The exchanges and connections with food bloggers local and around the globe has been an awesome experience. Writing this blog for the last almost-year has also been a wonderfully enriching and self-defining experience.
Thank you and a very Happy New Year to all of you who have shared this experience with me, and supported me with your comments and enthusiasm. You are the Golden Ones!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!