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  1. I’m feeling the exact same way over here on Canada’s East Coast. The food blog scene has exploded and I too am feeling rather overwhelmed. There is sometimes simply too much inspiration!

    I love what you’re all about here at Brooklyn Supper and despite not having kids, you’re one of my favs. Thanks for being real and never ever change.

    • Elizabeth

      Hi Kathy, Your comment made my day. Really. Thanks for reading, and creating such gorgeous content yourself! Visiting your part of the world is a longtime dream of mind (sorry, yeah, it’s totally Anne of Green Gables-driven, but still), so maybe one day I’ll make it up your way. Until then, blogger solidarity all the way.

  2. Oh man I am drooling! These photos are beautiful and I completely understand waxing on about a salad despite life happening all around you. <3

  3. Wishing all good things for you…it’s so hard to wait and wonder with our kids. As far as doing the whole big kid thing…I struggled with it too. I think we all do. It takes a bit of time to get used to them being older, then one day you stop and realize that you’ve got it down as much as you can. And that’s probably as much or more than most. I love your honesty and that you took the time needed for you and your family. Welcome back. Oh…and this salad…gorgeous! xo

    • Elizabeth

      Hi Caroline, That’s good to hear. I’m totally going to corner you and interrogate you for all your big kid wisdom at the next BSP. And thanks for the good thoughts –– we’re still wading through and hoping for the best.

  4. Well I “thought” things were a little quiet over here…… You know what a fan I am of you – both personally and professionally. Hope all is well and that your break helped you figure out how to place this stuff in the “right” place for you. xoxo

    • Elizabeth

      Thanks for the kind words, Sheri. It’s so nice to have a good friend in this crazy internet world *and* in real life.

  5. I’m with you. 100%. I keep running the rat race of blog life for reasons unknown. Maybe because it’s habit. Maybe because it’s my hobby. Maybe because I’ve allowed it to become a very large piece of my identity. I echo everyone else. I love this space you’ve created. Also, I really need to do a CSA to expose myself to bitter greens.

    • Elizabeth

      Melissa, Yes to all this! I have had the exact same thoughts lately. My hobby became a job, and while it’s awesome (like, AWESOME) it also takes away from the original idea and spark that had me start the site in the first place. I miss the days of crappy orange-tinted pics and from-the-hip writing.

      It’s funny what you say about identity, too. That was a huge thing keeping me in Brooklyn. It just felt like who I was. One year out, I’m glad I let go. But I know blogging decisions are much different from moving ones.

  6. This looks delicious. I love your food styling.
    Also loving radishes at the moment.

  7. I think everyone needs to take a step back from blogging every now and then; otherwise it can just feel like a treadmill where you’re churning out content week after week. I’m sorry though that there are so many other things going on as well and I’ll keep everything crossed for good news with your eldest’s health.

  8. So sorry about all the negative stuff.. I’ve been there with having crazy weird issues arise. Your first paragraph though, resonated with me so much this week. I often feel the same and it’s kind of refreshing to see that others feel the same, especially someone that I, myself, am inspired by. Hope all stays well! -j

    • Elizabeth

      Hi Jaimie, The crazy issues are so tough! I’m hoping we’ll make a little progress in at least figuring things out next week.

      And I’m so glad to hear the post resonated with you. There are so many pleas out there for slower blogging and a more thoughtful web, but it also feels like slacking off just sets us behind in this internet rat race. Tough to solve, but at least it’s in the air.

  9. Happy to discover your blog via Food52 and look forward to making this salad. Cheers!

  10. I haven’t been here in ages (my own kind of blog-related break) and am so happy to have returned to catch up a little bit on how things are in your life. I’m sorry that it’s not easier news. As you may remember, I know all too well what it’s like to be in the midst of unknown health issues with your child. There is nothing more petrifying. Even though we seems to be in the clear, I sometimes have a hard time shaking the fear. It was so profound. I’m sorry that you are going through something similar. As for theblogging, well, you know that I get that, too. I have no answers-lol-but can offer that you have created a gorgeous and thoughtful space. and i’m happy to be here. i hope you find a meaningful and satisfying way to continue! miss you. xo

  11. I know all too well those feelings (regarding both blogging and scary issues with my child). I hope that things turn out well. We will be sending lots of good thoughts your way. And perhaps we can give them in person sometime before the next BSP. Hugs.


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