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Still On A Hiatus

That’s me :]

It’s been half a year since I first thought I should write a short post saying the blog was going on a hiatus… but there was always a hope that the following week would not be as hectic as the previous and that I would finally have some time to post a new recipe and a few photos. What can I say - hopes remained hopes! We do eat occasionally, I still do cook for my family (there’s been a lot of lemon curd, minestrone, and chicken curry recently in our life), but I desperately lack time to take photos (especially now as there’s so little daylight) and write for the blog. So, all of my latest culinary achivements remain undocumented :]

Huge thanks to everyone who has emailed me and asked why and where I had disappeared! Special thanks to the ladies who helped me with European recipes for a Christmas feature on my website: Nancy, Barbara, and Miriam. My apologies for all the emails and comments I didn’t reply to.

I have no idea when we’ll be able to revive the blog, but this will certainly happen someday! In the meantime, how about taking a look or even posting some gardening- or flower-related pictures at Gardener’s Day :) That’s a project I started because I searched the web and couldn’t find any online galleries to share photos of flowers, gardens, and floral crafts. And with spring approaching, I thought that creating one would not be a bad idea. This is just a pilot project so to say… I don’t have the time to seriously work on its promotion and development. Just thought some of you might be interested. Of course I wouldn’t mind a short tweet mentioning GD, a facebook status or even a link :-)

So… RussianSeason will be back… someday!! Wishing you a lovely weekend with delicious meals! There’s a hot walnut bundt cake resting in my oven right now :) What are you baking for the weekend?..


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53 Responses

  1. Lorraine says:

    Thanks for the update! Looking forward to when you are back to posting :) Take care!

  2. Amanda says:

    glad to know you’re still blogging!

    • Alina says:

      Well, that new website is not a blog actually… it’s for bloggers, but I don’t write anything there… really no time for that - and it always takes me ages to write a post as English is a foreign language for me :-/

  3. Amanda says:

    Also - Gardener’s day is very cool. It’s sort of like Tastespotting, but for flowers. How many websites are you running??? I can barely manage one!

    • Alina says:

      Thank you Amanda :) i can barely manage one website too :D that’s why I had to take a break from this blog. As for the GD, I really hope it will eventually attract more bloggers… we’ll see!

  4. Miss Frangipane says:

    Hi Alina, I’m so glad to see your posting! I knew you would be back sometime. Let me know if I can help in any way!

    • Alina says:

      Thank you Miss Frangipane :-) I can’t wait for little Ivanka to grow up a little bit so that she could help me with the cooking and baking… then perhaps I could start blogging about food again. She’s 1 year 5 months now - she wants to help but usually her help is a more of a disaster :D

  5. Hi Alina,
    I was missing you, I’ve been checking in every once in a while and no new posts :-(. But I followed your link and Gardenersday is a beautiful site, great job!
    It’s been busy for me too. But I hope the busy times will be over for both of us and we’ll have more time for the tastier things in life :-).

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