Hi everyone! It’s been a heck of a break. And even though everyone, everywhere–including me–will tell you that taking an 8-month break from your blog is an awful idea, I think it actually turned out pretty well.
To recap, Dressler Makes Things became the topic of my honors thesis for Barrett, The Honors College at ASU. Which meant, kind of ironically, that I had to stop writing the actual blog sometime in January.
Because, you know, I had to write the 97-page research paper.
I worked on the paper for my spring semester, defended it a few short days before my 21st birthday, passed (!!!!), and then shipped off to a magical camp in the woods of New Hampshire for the entirety of the summer.
But the good news? This break has left me really wanting to get back to the blog.
I didn’t burn myself out with thesis research. I still really love this thing. Yay!
The catch: Now I’d like to go in a slightly different direction. For the good of you, and me.
Here are the changes I’m making for the foreseeable future:
- One post a week. I’ll probably up it when I get into a really, really solid groove, but homies, this is my last semester of college, and I want to like writing these posts and keep it consistent.
- More experimentation. I started this blog because I wanted to know why. Why certain recipes behave the way they do, why we eat these foods, why we use these quantities, why this ingredient is so popular all of a sudden.
There are already so many food blogs that can give you beautiful recipes for mint-lavender cheesecake or smoked-salmon-and-caper risotto.
I want to:
A) Mess around in the kitchen and figure out why
B) Talk to a bunch of people who know what they’re doing in the kitchen and ask them why
I have a prettystrongfeeling these small changes will be accompanied by a name change. Buuuut you’ll get to see that soon enough.
Thanks for stickin’ around, errybody. I look forward to seeing a lot more of you very soon.