I pledge allegiance to myself and my commitment to creating wonderful food. This is my monthly lament that my hectic travel schedule has kept me out of the kitchen as much as I'd like. It is a big bummer to me. Makes me feel unlike myself. I want to be moving further into the food world, instead of away. I dream every day of opening a little SLOW food cafe (gluten free of course) or a little food shop. I dream of writing, enjoying, living, breathing food. That is what I want for myself. I have realized over this time of "homelessness" that while dreaming is a beautiful thing, hoping and wishing only go so far. Sometimes when it comes right down to it, you can't wait for the right time, you just make it so. And I have decided to make it so. I do not know how I am going to make my way and stay in the food world, be able to carve out a life and means therein but I am keen to try. I am committed to try. That means renewing my pledge to myself to create and cook and blog. It means exploring the possibilities of taking culinary courses or even (should funding find me) going to culinary school. Work on my books, both recipe and novel. I am taking the plunge and creating my world.