Sometimes he caters a baby shower.

So I realized lately that I have not yet made a blog post this year, and that is simply unacceptable.

In my defense, I have been busy searching for a great new job, tying up the loose ends at my previous job, finding an awesome team to join at WorkersNow, kicking ass through a more-or-less hardcore interview process for the job, being offered and accepting said job, and consequently learning a handful of new technologies in order to do the job while simultaneously making a steady contribution.

Long sentences aside, I've been busy. It has been very challenging, very life-changing, and ultimately very fulfilling. It has also been very time consuming, thus my lack of new posts here.

I still plan to photograph and commentate my favorite personal recipes and favorite home-cooked meals. However, the truth is that I don't have the time to cook anything that I feel is truly blog-worthy more than a few times a month, so I kind of leave myself with two options:

1) Lower my standards on the cooking I deem blog-worthy... no thanks
2) Expand the focus of my blog to include other food in my life.

I've opted for the latter of course.

Without further adieu, I give you the first post of the new year (a few months late):

I can't take too much credit for these pictures either, I'm just proud of my involvement, and found myself in the possession of some nice looking pictures of food that I had something to do with, so here we are.

My totally rad girlfriend and a few of her friends threw a baby shower. They planned everything, from hiring a photographer (who took these lovely pictures), to arranging flowers and building a menu, to creating a beautiful and unique cake and preparing fun games. They did a great job and I can't take any creative credit for any of this. I just helped execute the task by manning the kitchen.

Prosciutto, Asparagus, honey mustard, pepper

I loved this color scheme, it almost makes carrots seem rude.

Simplicity is beautiful.

Two fresh juices:
1) Cucumber, lemon, chile, sugar
2) Cranberry, Orange, lime
both with sparkling water

Deviled eggs!
A revelation: whip some fresh dill and pickle juice into the yolk mixture.

A tad of whiskey can't hurt, that's for sure.

This is what happens when creative people (even those that don't bake) make a cake.

Congratulations Margot and Ari!!