Saturday, October 17, 2009


I took a small break from blogging for a while, but it was slightly unintentional. Lots of exciting things have unfolded. Some good, some bad.

First the pleasant. My sister got married this week. The ceremony was gorgeous. My sister and my brother-in-law, being the amazing people that they are, made sure that there was plenty of food for me at the rehearsal dinner and the ceremony. I got my own little potato sundae to replace the mac and cheese they served and my own gluten free cake. And of course, my sister was a gorgeous bride. My camera died before the ceremony started, so I'm waiting for photos from my mom. They'll be up shortly.

Now for the not so pleasant. My mom was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer two days before the wedding. It's very aggressive and fast moving. So fast that she starts her chemo next week. I'm just thankful that it's breast cancer and not something less treatable. But, with that being said, I'm incredibly worried for her. Keep her in your thoughts for me.

With all of the excitment, I realized I forgot to post an NYC Goes Orange recipe of the week. My apologies. I've got a few ideas in mind and hopefully, I will have some time to play around this week. If I can, I'll post two recipes this week.

I've also lined up another meeting with FCI. This time to talk Pastry Arts and how studying it with my celiac will work. I'm supposed to sit in on a class and speak to an instructor about the situation. Hopefully it won't prevent me from studying, but if it does, I'll go with culinary arts instead. Such a sacrifice right? That's what I thought too.

So that's what's new in my universe. Look for more recipes this week.


  1. I will send much love and positive energy in your mom's direction.

  2. Thanks Sean. We both appreciate it.