There is so much I've missed writing about over the last year: visits from friends and family; celebrations of birthdays and holidays; the successful completion of my first year teaching college composition; travels to Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan.
Over the last twelve months there were meals like the the omakase at Zenkichi; the fried chicken lunch at Momofuku Noodle Bar; the Colorado reuben (made with buffalo meat) at Choice City Butcher & Deli; dips and Greek pasta at Kefi; a classic Greek feast at Taverna Kyclades; steak frites at Le Relais de Venise; and dinner at the "secret" Japanese restaurant Bohemian…as well as all the awesome things I ate while in Asia.
There were also recipes I never posted, like for butter mochi; banh mi–style hot dogs; honey-soy baked chicken wings; Gruyère and black pepper cream scones; a roast of brussel sprouts, bacon, and butternut squash; pad see ew; pao de queijo; cinnamon buns; and bacon and bleu cheese cornbread. Thinking about all of these omissions pains me greatly, but I'm gradually accepting that there will be no catching up for a while, and no way that I can make up the complete backlog. I'll just have to pick up again once my thesis is completed.
Which will all be soon, of course. My last year in graduate school is going to fly by, much too fast, and be over before I know it. My consolation is that blogging about these events will give me something to remember later, but it won't actually fix things in time. What else to do, then, but simply enjoy myself while I can?
Missing you all,