Sunday, September 07, 2008


I apologize for the lack of new recipes. As I've mentioned in previous posts, I've been ill for some time. And as much as I love ice cream and blogging, I'm reserving what little energy I have for more mundane tasks. My illness is not life-threatening, but it's a major pain in the ass. I'm running at about 20% capacity, both physically and mentally, and I've had to put much of my life on hold.

It's been a difficult time, but I've used the experiences I've had to learn and grow. Clouds and silver linings, lemon and lemonade, all that crap. Seriously, though, while I am very frustrated with being ill, I think that this period in my life has taught me a lot about patience, acceptance, and what I value most.

I have started a new course of treatment (combining Western and "alternative" medicine), and along with the support I've received from Reiki and shamanic healing, I have reason to be cautiously optimistic about my prospects for recovery.

I'd like to thank all my readers who have expressed concern and offered support, even though I've not been delivering the recipes for which this blog was created. I hope that soon I will return from my little sabbatical and dish up some crazy delicious vegan goodness.


  1. Anonymous10:00 PM

    Gesundheit! One of these days I'm going to actually buy some arrowroot at the co-op, instead of looking at it longingly. I have so many of your recipes dog-eared that I think it's only a matter of time.

  2. Anonymous12:22 PM

    Agnes, Thanks for your blog. I just tried out your Mango Coconut recipe (fabulous!) I made it without a machine (after it had cooled in the fridge for a few hours I put it in the freezer and used an inversion blender on it every 45 mins or so) my husband was against another kitchen appliance ;-)
    Lord have mercy, I hope you recover quickly.

    God be with you
    Jessie (an adoring fan)

  3. I hope you feel better soon!!! That's really awesome that you found an MD that works with a naturopath.

  4. I hope you get better soon! No one should have to live not feeling their best...

  5. Anonymous10:21 AM


    Just sending best wishes and strength for your journey toward recovery. We miss your posts and want you back!

    Amanda at

  6. I hope your new course of treatment is wildly successful. I cannot begin to tell you how glad I am I found your website and hope you'll soon be back with even more fabulous recipes.

    Take care.

  7. I hope you feel better soon. Thanks for all the recipes and Dog bless you.

  8. Anonymous7:49 PM

    Glad to see that you're back! I wasn't sure why you disappeared and I'm sorry to hear that it was due to illness (I had pictured a new job in an exotic location). I've used your recipes many times.

    Thank you!!!

  9. All the best to you. Come back to us when you feel up to it. In the meantime, we have a good many inspirational readings to keep us busy. :)

  10. Anonymous3:14 PM

    Get well soon. Chronic illness s*cks.

    Kathy in MD

  11. Anonymous9:37 AM

    Thanks for linking me over here, your recipes sound good.