Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Need some calamine lotion for that?

I've been noticeably silent for a while.  While I'm sure some of you have been thankful for that, I've been feeling guilty about ignoring you for so long.  After spending a busy summer running around with my family and my new business, I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. 

Curiously, I find myself even busier.  But I'm more focused now, too.  I've re-dedicated myself to being there for my kids when they need me and to providing a safe and healthy home for them.  Part of what that means is that I'm making even more of an effort to cook things from scratch.  I realize that cooking from scratch means different things to different people.  I want to see how scratchy I can get in my cooking.  Today I rendered lard.  If you don't know what that is you'll find out soon enough (but only if you want to.)

I like this blog as it gives me a place to be random.  But I've also felt that with my new semi-organized self it made more sense to have a blog dedicated to the "from scratch" stuff that I do.  So, I will be posting homemade, from scratch stuff on another blog called "Scratch That".  (Check it out to see about the rendering lard thing-a-ma-hooey.)  I'll try to keep up over here too, but I really felt like I needed to have a different place to try to be "scratchy".  So I hope you join me over on the other side.