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September 2011


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summer blog break


The sun is shining, a nice breeze is blowing, and Colin Firth summer fun is calling!

Going to take some time off from regular posting for a few weeks to pursue some new foodie adventures, tackle my just-for-fun TBR pile, and do a little blog housekeeping. I want to get all my letters in a row, since I always feel so much better when my kitchen is spit spot!

Meanwhile, I wish you many happy summer days, whether you're on vacation or staycation. Ahhhhh -- time for barbecue, fruit smoothies, potato salad, and corn on the cob. Enjoy these long, lazy days, have a spectacular Fourth of July weekend, and I'll see you in August!

**Dorothy Whidden illustrations from The Alphabet That Was Good to Eat written by Louise Price Bell (Harter Publishing, 1932). (Crossett Library Bennington College flickr photostream.)

Copyright © 2011 Jama Rattigan of jama rattigan's alphabet soup. All rights reserved.


"See you in (the month before) September..."

As the song goes!


Re: "See you in (the month before) September..."

Thanks -- have a great July!!
While I'll miss you and your fabulous posts, you deserve a vacation! enjoy! And see you soon!
Thanks, Debbi. :) Have fun!
Enjoy the break, Jama!
I will -- and will eagerly follow your progress :).
You deserve a break, and I can't wait to see what foodie adventures you have :) Happy summer, Jama!
Same to you, Robin! I hope to have some fun things to report on when I return :).
Thanks! Enjoy your summer too!
Drat! Just when I'm coming back from mine. But I'm not bitter, not one little bit! I hope you have many grand adventures in your absence. xoxo

PS Have you tried saving your blog (as per the link from Barb in your previous post?) I gave it a go, but I must be doing something wrong, because it only saved the dates, nothing else.)
I haven't tried LJ Book yet. First I'm going to make my own hard copies of everything I want to keep. It seems the only sure fire way to save stuff in a form you can easily read. I'm glad I'd already done some of this before; only wish I had been more consistent all along.
Bonnes vacances, cherie. Amuse-toi bien. xoxox


Have a great break, Jama! I'd like to do that too, but I can't seem to take the plunge. I will at some point.




Have an enjoying and restful blog break. Happy Fourth of July!

Elaine M.
Have a fabulous, fabulous summer, Jama! I love you!

Asia in the Heart, World on the Mind
Enjoy your vacay!



I just sent this post to a bunch of my friends as I agree with most of what you’re saying here and the way you’ve presented it is awesome.



You certainly deserve a round of applause for your post and more specifically, your blog in general. Very high quality material