Though I know it is bad blogging etiquette to excuse oneself for the lack of posts, given the interests some of you have taken, I thought a little thank you note would not go amiss. I have very much appreciated all the messages, private and not, which I have recieved from fellow bloggers and readers. Sorry if I did not reply to all of you, my inbox is simply overflowing at the moment. The last two months have been hellish as far as work and "future decisions" go, and I've not had much time to cook, let alone blogging. Although things are still somewhat hectic I just missed blogging too much not to start writing again. Posts will probably be a bit slow in the next weeks but you should see at least two-three new posts every week from now on. Thank you again and... buon appetito!