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I’m in one of those particularly antsy, can’t concentrate on anything, last day before the holiday, three days before moving kind of funks. Until Monday, all of my worldly possessions are scattered across various basements, garages, and vehicles on the Old West Side. Obviously, not much cooking has been happening, which really stinks, given the blessed bounty of the summer market right now. I positively have to keep my hands in my pockets and leave my wallet at home if I know I’ll be within a few blocks of the market; I want a peck of tomatoes and a peck of peppers and ten-freaking-pounds of blueberries. Yet I must restrain until I’m no longer kitchen-less.
As you may have noticed, not much head-space has been clear for blogging, either. (But I am excited to tell you all about a new cookbook from some local authors, Max and Eli Sussman. Stay tuned!) Since my usual escape, the kitchen, is not available to me at the moment, I’ve had to find another creative outlet: Adobe Illustrator. It’s such a pleasing exercise to put good colors together, make up funny web 2.0-sounding words (of the “flickr” and “tumblr” ilk) , and fashion them into postcards. These cards are a testament to my harried life-in-transition, when I feel less like an eater, and more like, well, an eatr. Enjoy! I’ll be back in the kitchen–and on the blog–soon.