Margarita Cake with Salted Lime Frosting

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Savory Tart: Fiddlehead & Ricotta with Oat Crust

Savory Tart: Fiddlehead & Ricotta with Oat Crust

 

Well guys. . .I survived my first trip to China. There certainly were times when I questioned whether or not I would make it back in one piece. . .but here I am, making plans to return to the Pearl of the Orient faster than you can blink an eye.

In case you’ve never been to this bustling city, it seems like there is a cloud of pollution perpetually looming through the parade of skyscrapers that march off into infinity. I was aware of China’s reputation for having the “dirtiest air on Earth” before I left.  My concerned doctor loaded me up with steroids and inhalers for fear that my asthma would flare up into a rage so intense it could not be contained. All the information in the world, even the endless stream of photos from the Mr., could not prepare me for the thick, fluffy, white cloud that, more often than not, made it impossible to see anything but a wall of white every time I peered from my 58th floor window.

 

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Watermelon Inspired Layer Cake

Watermelon Inspired Layer Cake

 

First, I would like to send a heartfelt “thank you” for all the positive vibes everyone has been sending Asia’s way.  The Mr. and I really appreciate it.

As an update. . . Asia’s surgery went off without a hitch and her recovery has been lighting fast. As a matter of fact, she was back to her Spunky Monkey self within a matter of days.  It never ceases to amaze me at how quickly she is able to bounce back after these operations.

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