Dear sweet blog readers, I have not forgotten about you this week! In fact, I’ve missed you very much. I am, unfortunately, feeling ill from a suspected case of food poisoning. Maybe it was the chickpeas at the Indian food buffet—it’s hard to say with certainty. At any rate, I’m not in good shape to be writing about food until my intestines stop folding themselves into knots. I have a lot to share with you—fudgy chocolate puddings, new olive oil, a festive granola recipe, maybe even some pecan pancakes if I can recreate them in my Texas kitchen—so I hope you’ll check in on me in a few days. Until then, I’ll be sipping mint tea and rubbing my achy back. Or I’ll be asleep, dreaming of wooden spoons and a happy belly.