Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Summer Hiatus

I owe my sincerest apologies to all of you, lovely readers, for the extended gap in my posting the last couple months. Dariush and I have been going through the process of purchasing a home, and the process turned out to be much longer and more involved than we had anticipated...and my precious blog has taken a backseat while we sorted everything out. Happily, the house is now ours (and in the same neighborhood, so I can still "cook in Cathedral Hill!). Unhappily (for my personal comfort and for the sake of this blog), this house needs a quite a bit of love and will require a great deal of attention from both Dariush and me this summer. Suffice it to say, there will not be much cooking happening in our new Cathedral Hill kitchen for the next couple of months.

One of the biggest reasons we fell in love with this house, however, was the beautiful, expansive kitchen (complete with a the kitchen! I can hardly believe it!), and I am anxious to get back to my regular cooking (and blogging) schedule this fall. So, Cooking in Cathedral Hill will return to its regularly scheduled programming at the beginning of September.

I appreciate the emails and comments I've received from friends, family, and strangers who are still interested in my blog, and those of you who keep checking back from time to time. Please know how much I miss this space and how anxious I am for my home life to settle down a bit so I can get back to writing here. To show you just how much I appreciate all of you, dear readers, I thought this would be a good time to offer the first ever Cooking in Cathedral Hill giveaway! I have a copy of one of my favorite cookbooks, Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook by Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann (slow cooker meals really come in handy, especially when you have a barely-functioning kitchen) to pop in the mail to one of my loyal readers. Leave me a comment below, or send me a private email if you prefer - just something to let me know you're still here after my absence. (make sure to leave me an email address to contact you if you win, of course). I'll select the winner at random next Thursday, July 16, and contact that person to get their mailing address.

I hope everyone is having an absolutely wonderful summer, and I'll see you all in September!

- Elisabeth


Sheena said...

I'm in! I think you have my email address. I'm sad you're not going to post until the fall, but I'll be back then.

Tracy said...

No worries, I'm taking a break too.
Congrats on your new home! Be sure to take some "before" and "after" pics so we can see what you've done!

Anonymous said...

Great to know you will be returning! I've missed your blog.
I'll look forward to your return in the fall!

Stacy said...

Yay for the new house! Count me in for the cookbook - I'll send you my email address.

LeLe said...

well, since your mother never slow-cooked until you started your blog and bought her a slowcooker, i think she should toss her hat in the ring for the cookbook!
love you and look forward to your house and new recipes!

Kim K said...

Yeah, cook books! Don't feel as though you need to include me if the book is better suited toward those who eat meat. I just wanted you to know that I still check for new posts religiously!

Love you & see you tomorrow.

Elisabeth said...

Thanks for all your responses, everyone (and for all the new house-encouragement!)! The giveaway turned out to be fairly popular...I had many emails as well as comments on here. It's so nice to know that everyone is still with me. The winner of the cookbook giveaway, chosen at random, is Diane, who sent me an email and told me that she is a seasoned crockpot user, as well as a cookbook collector - she has over 1,000! Fortunately, she doesn't yet have this particular cookbook, so I'll be shipping it off to her this week.

Please check back with me in the fall, when I'll be back to my regular blogging...and I'll probably toss in a few more giveaways, since everyone seems to like that. ;) Have a lovely summer, dear readers!