4.25.2010

Good eggs

Hello.

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I had no intention of staying away for two whole weeks. It’s certainly not for lack of stories, I can tell you that. Maybe it’s spring fever. Maybe it’s all of the other writing that I’ve been pumping out as the semester draws to a close. I'm not sure.

So, how about a couple of photographs today?




Last month, Eli and I spent a long weekend in DC with our friends, Eitan and Julia. Highlights of the trip included Julia’s mustardy vinaigrette, the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition exhibition at the National Gallery, a Saturday morning sit-and-talkathon with Yona and Katie, Eli's brother and almost-sister-in-law, and their dog, Charlie, and Sunday brunch at Bistro du Coin, which is what you’re looking at here. Those were some good eggs.

This week, I’m off to refill the well, or the flour bin, as it were. I’ll be back next week with plenty of dough beneath my nails, stories galore and, I hope, a whole slew of words with which to tell them.

Thanks for bearing with me, friends. See you in a week or so.

29 comments:

Char said...

i have missed your stories for sure. a visit to dc sounds wonderful.

Darby O'Shea said...

Have a WONDERFUL time this week! I'll be waiting for stories!

linda said...

portrait competition @ national looked amazing!

waiting... whenever you can... to see your photographs, stories & RECIPES!!

jacqui | happyjackeats said...

no worries, jess. i enjoy your photos-and-snippets posts just as much as your longer stories. and i understand all too well those moments when photos seem to tell a story better than i could write one. have a great week!

janna said...

I'm going to be in DC for a conference next month, in a hotel about 2 minutes away from Bistrot du Coin - - I'll add it t my list of possibilities!

Rogue Unicorn said...

Jess,
I certainly know that feeling of sitting in front of a computer screen watching the tab blink at you as you try to verbalize something. For me, it usually means that there's a story or an emotion incubating and it's not quite ready to be born.
Thanks for the photos in the meantime and good luck with the end of your semester. See you in a week, or so.

molly said...

Ah, semester's end, I remember it well. Stories, like bread, usually benefit from a little rising time, I find. Glad to hear there was good food and friends to buffer it all.

Julie said...

I so know the feeling. Thanks for popping in and saying hi, and sharing your weekend.. great photos!

Shannalee said...

I just wanted to tell you that this post encouraged me so much. I'm having that same feeling of not being able to spit out the words, without any tangible reason or problem causing it. It's nice to hear someone else say it. It's nice to know you're not alone. And honestly, that feeling--of not being alone, of community--is what I love most about blogging. Thanks for reminding me.

braiseandbutter said...

I'm right there with you. Hoping now that the semester is over, my brain will work again and I can write.

I hope you enjoyed Bistrot du Coin! It has such a great atmosphere. Every time I go, I order the same thing: curry mussels, frites, lillet rouge :)

Megan Carroll said...

Hi Jess, you have been a great inspiration to me getting my own blog up and running.... I left an award for you on my blog!

Emily Gelsomin said...

I just stumbled across your blog after typing "Boston Food Blogs" into the search engine. You have stunning pictures posted! I am still new to this whole blogging thing, just wanted to say great work: love it!

jessica said...

Missing your posts. Hope everything is well.

Steph said...

Where are you?? Come back!

thenextarrow said...

i love the angle of the first shot. beautiful.

xo Alison

Jess said...

Hello, hello, friends. Thanks for your notes. Jessica, Steph, and everyone, I just wanted to let you know that all is well. No need to worry! There's just a lot going on behind the scenes right now. I'll be back soon. Promise.

Rosiecat said...

Whew, I'm so glad to see your comment above, Jess! I've been thinking that it's been a long, long time since you've sent us to the kitchen with instructions to make something delicious. In the meantime, maybe it's time to make some cookies from Sweet Amandine? Yes? Chocolate chip, almond, or all of the above?

Rogue Unicorn said...

oh, good. I was getting worried there.

Deb W said...

Still no new post? Have been loving following you in UK and hope all is OK

Anne said...

hello! i hope you're doing ok. it's been a long time since your last blog...

Clarice said...

Yes, I have been worrying, too. I'm glad you are alright. It's funny how as readers we find ourselves worrying about someone we don't even know, yet at the same time, we do know in a certain way. Take care.

Suzanne said...

I, too, am relieved! Look forward to seeing more posts.

linda said...

glad to learn that all is well...been checking in & was a bit concerned...

Shannalee said...

Was thinking about you today, Jess. Miss your words. Come back soon!

molly said...

Jess, you are deeply missed in this space, here. You know that, I'm certain.
Molly

linda said...

jess...hope all is well @ your end...happy 4th...hope to see you around sweet amandine soon!!!!

Julie said...

Hope that you are well. Looking forward to your return. We miss you!

Staci said...

Anybody can write a blog about cooking, but the best blogs are those with a true human element. A good story. Thanks for staying true to who you are. Whatever you've got to give is okay by me. Keep up the good work, and enjoy Berlin!

Jess said...

Hi, everyone! We've all been chatting it up in the comments of recent posts, so just a quick note to Staci, who I think meant to leave this comment one post over:

Staci, thank you! Keeping it real is exactly what I'm after here. Thanks so much for letting me know that it's working for you!