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Friday November 13, 2015

The Ghost of BraveTart Past

Hello, sweet friends.

Yesterday, my web-host decided to eat the BraveTart database in a server migration. Fortunately, I had a backup of all my blog posts, recipes, and photography, so most everything was quickly restored. Unfortunately, Mail Chimp decided to interpret that activity as a call to action.

sugar cookies with pearl sugar

I’m sorry to assail your collective inbox twice in a morning, but it seemed silly to let the Ghost of BraveTart run amok without explanation. I’ve been laying low, continuing to work on The Infamous Book, as well as some amazing projects with King Arthur Flour, Eating Well, Saveur, and Serious Eats, which I look forward to sharing as soon as I’m able. Until then, I wanted to dash off a short explanation and apologize for the misfire.

Much love,


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