julia child, mastering the art of french cooking, julie powell, french cuisine

A Stranger is Just a Friend You Haven’t Met Yet

WELL. I must say, I’m blown away. I didn’t really expect any kind of response to my last post (with the exception, of course, of the expected spam commentary), so imagine my surprise to open up my comments and see that this little blog is literally reaching the other side of the world. Would you believe it if I told you that I have a reader in Malaysia?? MALAYSIA. That’s by the South China Sea! (I know. I looked it up.) That is unbelievable to me, and I am truly humbled. So right now, I want everyone reading this to look into their computer screen, give a big wave and say, “Hi, Joyce!” Ready? One… Two… Three!

“HI, JOYCE!” Thanks for reading – and commenting! You made my day.

Speaking of my last post… remember that time I told you I was going to start cooking again and relaying my adventures here in this little corner of cyberspace? Well, I am. And I have. Except for the blogging part. But I can explain…

Perhaps before jumping in with last week’s resounding, “I’m back in it!” I should have reviewed my calendar a little more closely. It’s been a crazy week, with meetings nearly every night, all while trying to keep up with plans for the weekend. Not to distract you from the issue at hand (i.e. my continuing lack of cooking posts), but can I tell you something exciting?…. MY HUSBAND IS GRADUATING COLLEGE THIS WEEKEND!! I think I’m more excited than he is, but why shouldn’t I be? This is awesome, and something he’s been working towards for years. A victory for him is a victory for us, and that rocks!

So what does that have to do with cooking? Right.

In addition to all the meetings and mayhem of the week, I’ve also been preparing our guest room for this weekend’s out-of-town visitors by coordinating the search, discovery and delivery of a mattress for our new guest bed…which somehow has been much harder than it sounds.

All of that to say, I actually did find time to cook a Julia meal this week. I just have yet to find the time to write and publish the post. *sigh* But don’t you worry…I’ve got stuff to share. What’s that? You want a little teaser? Oh, alright.

Think salmon. Think scallops. Think decadence and calories and flavor. Think culinary bliss. Is your mouth watering? It will be…

Please hang in there and bear with me for a couple more days. I promise to have stories and photos and clever wit up in no time. But for now, I’m just trying to get through the weekend.

Stay tuned! There’s more to come!
– Jessica

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3 Responses to “A Stranger is Just a Friend You Haven’t Met Yet”

  1. Fa says:


    Im Arfah, a Malaysian lady writing from Bandung, Indonesia. I just watched Julie and Julia tonight, instantly read the biography of Julia Child from the Wikipedia and googled for this blog of yours soon i finished the movie!

    The movie and your determination and effort in trying all her French cuisine within a year and writing down your experience in a blog, were both inspiring me.

    I enjoyed cooking too, tasted few French cuisine and learnt few of its name while i learnt French language, but never yet try cooking of any of French recipes.

    Thank you for opening a door for me try ones!
    good luck to me too.

    Nice meeting you through your blog.


  2. Aledys Ver says:

    Hi there!
    I hail from The Netherlands (though originally from Argentina) and I’ve just come across your blog. This project sounds really exciting, I wish you luck with completing all 524 recipes within a year!
    I have some catch-up reading to do, so that’s it for now! :)

  3. jcwy says:

    :DD *waves back*
    sounds like your next post will be YUM.

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