26 March 2012


Dear readers,

You've been with me through Chinese food and random posts that have no substance at all. This blog is the infant of all of my blog experiments. It is, however, time to bow out.

BUT!!!! Have no fear!! I am STILL actively blogging and I want you ALL to come on over and join in the fun.

The food posts aren't going away; they're just moving over to one spot where I can happily write about all the things in the great, wide world that interest me (and trust me, that is a lot!).

Please take the time out of your busy schedule to wander over to Widdershins and Skeleton Keys. It has now become my one and only blog home and I want you all to be a part of it. Why? Because I cherish each and every relationship I've made through this crazy, blogging journey of mine. The time has come, however, to reign in some experiments and consolidate my thoughts and passions into one, easy to navigate site.

So what are you waiting for? Oh...right. For me to shut up :D Come on over! You'll be so glad you did :D I know I will.

All the best!
Jen now exclusively @ Widdershins and Skeleton Keys

28 February 2012

Biscuits in the Mornings

There's something about the smell of biscuits in the morning. Maybe it's because I'm from the South, but whenever I smell biscuits baking, my salivary glands kick into overdrive. Memories of mornings with my dad come flooding in. Funny how a simple little can of already-prepped-biscuits can do that.

Some mornings, my husband will wake up before me and make real biscuits. As if the canned version isn't really there. But seriously, there's a huge difference between *POP* "Oh look! Random objects that resemble bread dough!" and the measuring of flour, scooping of butter and shortening (yes, I said shortening), pouring of milk and sprinkling of salt. The cold milk rubs against your finger tips, waking you up, reminding you that you're about to partake in an ancient, Southern, morning tradition.

Mmmmm...biscuits! They go in the oven all round and gooey and emerge toasted on top, fluffy in the middle and, by the time I'm through with them, oozing from all sides with yellow butter.

Finger licking good, and I didn't even mention the gravy...

21 February 2012

A Thank You and An Announcement

WOW! So many of you responded to my post on my other blog about restarting this little food blog. And I see your lovely faces in my followers' box! I'm honored, truly, to be among such excellent and admirable bloggers. Thank you!

I've been blogging now for almost three years. I've started and stopped and restarted various blogs over that time. I'm constantly reminded what a kind and forgiving world this blogsphere is. Again, I am thankful and excited to bring Culinary Vagabonding back to life, bigger, bolder and better than ever!

As for the announcement part, I've decided to officially launch Culinary Vagabonding in April in conjunction with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. YES, I'm already signed up under my writing blog. I'm going to dive in head first and sign up with THIS blog as well! It will give me topic help and get me out there, fully committed to blogging regularly (on both blogs and that's something I desperately need!).

I'm excited to see where this project will go and I'm happy to have you all along for the ride! All the best!

See you soon!

16 February 2012

Behold! A New POST!

Well hello there! Long time no see. It's good to be back, even if momentarily. Yes, I said momentarily but hear me out before you press that "unfollow" button.

I've been doing a lot of researching, soul-searching, and focus-figuring. The blog is coming together after a long road of "what the heck am I doing here?" questionings. I'm taking my time getting the kinks sorted out so that when I am back -for good- you won't have to bother with all my "what ifs" and random topic shifting. (Unless of course you like that sort of thing, then wander over to my writing blog. There's plenty of random topic shifting over there!)

A little catching up:
-I'm still in school! In two weeks I'll never, ever have to look at another math book again! Huzzah!
-I'm still cooking, more so now that I received Brunhilde (my KitchenAid mixer) for Christmas.
-I'm still drinking too much coffee, writing stories and spending way too much time wandering instead of working. Wandering around the loft, around town, around ... around.

That's about it for now, guys! I hope you're all doing well, you'll all forgive my lack of posts, and come visit my writing blog! Seriously. It's not just for writers. It's for mad hatters from all walks of life!

Stay tuned for the new, improved Culinary Vagabonding. There's surprises in store! Recipes to be cooked! Food markets to explore! Exclamation points to be abused!

Jen xo