July 7, 2012
Another Day, Another Blog
What does a busy person do with her precious extra time? She starts another blog of course. Why does she even contemplate doing this? Because the idea has been creeping up on her for some time and when she mentions it to her daughter, her daughter says, "I'll help!" The cooperative project begins, the mother secretly hoping the new blog doesn't end up like the proverbial new puppy, when the kid says "I'll look after it, I promise," and then after the first few weeks of earnest pet tending by the kid, the mother ends up holding the leash, not to mention the little plastic bags.
As regular readers of Letters to the World know, I am quite passionate about food and have been known, on occasion to post recipes and photos of creations I have made for my family's enjoyment. Early on in this blog's life, I wrote a post about a fictional coffee shop and its fictional owner, Stella. Stella is somewhat of an alter ego for me, for in an alternate universe I would own and operate a coffee shop where I would welcome customers, play them good music and feed them very well with my fresh baking and light lunches, organic espresso and sweet chai lattes.The fact of the matter is, owning a real coffee shop is not a practical idea at this juncture in my life. I pretty much run one at home 24/7 as it is, so the idea of doing it all day long for even more people is daunting to say the least. A much more attractive idea was to set up an imaginary one where my daughter and I could post recipes and photos of the baking we do at home on a regular basis, share ideas and stories about Stella and her customers, and just have fun doing it.
So, without further ado...may I direct you to a quaint little shop down the street? It's called Stella's Virtual Cafe, yes that's right, the one next-door to the second hand book store, the one with the polka dot coffee cup on the sign and the two little tables outside now it's summer. Let me recommend the pan bagnat if you are hungry...Oh well, let me show you myself....I'm going there now for a 'shot in the dark.' What's that? Oh, it's a dark roast coffee with a shot of espresso added. I have a long day ahead...