Mardi Gras: Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, who knew it was a day to flip crepes, pancakes, even latkes? In Michigan it's the start of paczki (Polish jelly donuts) season. At my request this morning, my husband is in the kitchen fixin' his all-time breakfast favorite, whole wheat blueberry pancakes with pecans. No recipe today. But just for you, we made 'em pretty for the picture.
I didn’t originally set out to blog about food when I joined Open Salonin November 2011. It didn't take long, however, to get hooked on Salon’s Kitchen Challenge. Within a few posts, I found myself blogging along with the best in a warm and friendly circle of writers whose work I thoroughly enjoyed.
Go to Salon today, pull down its “Full Menu” and you'll find the cupboard bare. Nothing new on food. Not one recipe. Not a crumb, but what's left in archive files. And even then you have to hunt.
And so. . . on this Fat Tuesday, in tribute to the writers - the cooks and bakers - those who dreamed up recipes in their night kitchens and whipped up their luminous dishes for our entertainment on 68 consecutive weeks of “Foodie Tuesdays,” let's raise a virtual glass in a virtual toast: