Monday, September 30, 2013

Changes in the Autumn Air

Hello my friends! Today is a day of change. Perhaps inspired by the beautiful autumn color outdoors, as evidenced in the photo below by Mark Gallucci (my daughter Meghan's boyfriend), I am motivated to notice more outside my windows and spend less time focused inwardly on my computer screen. It all became obvious this weekend when I missed a date Sunday, one I made with my sister a few weeks ago. I have spent so much time "relating" on-line, and less and less face-to-face, and missed a date that I really wanted to make. When did I stop calling people to say hello? When did I allow texts to replace voices on the other end of the phone?  I miss TALKING with people. (Note to self: turn that cell phone ringer back on after the meeting!). Anyway, missing that date made me feel rotten, and was a wake-up call, a bit overdue. So, the first thing to go is my facebook page, for at least a little while to see how it goes, which is difficult because I love reading your updates, and I love sharing this blog, and photos of my grandsons, and pictures of pretty cakes I've baked. But it all comes at a price, one I am not willing to pay, not if the cost is missing out on real faces, on real conversations.

So now, if friends want to find out what's going on in my kitchen and my life, this is the place where they can find that. If they want to share happy news, here's my email address: (recipes welcome, too!).

This amazing photo was taken this week by Mark Gallucci
Lake Desolation, Middle Grove, NY

So, over the next few weeks, I will be HERE more, spending valuable keyboard time creating interesting blog posts, and bringing you terrific new recipes. The first two recipes are apple-oriented, with Apple Brownies from my friend Diane Loviza (whose brand new granddaughter Kendall arrived today - congrats to Teresa and Nick, the proud parents!), and the second is a recipe I can't wait to share: Apple Cider Doughnut CAKE!  Yes, a cake that tastes just like an apple cider doughnut. Brilliant!

My Grandboys, Henry and Peter!

Loving this family tree!

Please know how much I appreciate all of you, and am so grateful that you stop by now and then to read a post or three.

"See" you soon!

The ADK Baker


  1. Well I did it. I just deactivated my facebook page! This should free up some evening time so I will do other things like read a book, write a bit, create new recipes, etc. Bear with me as I withdraw from my fb dependency! Looking forward to seeing you here, visiting ADK Baker!

  2. Hi Jeannie! Good for you, "unplugging"! I am impressed. You're so right - we become all too attached to the online world sometimes and forget what really matters. I look forward to continue hearing about your life through the blog though! :)

    1. Thank you Colleen. It's a big transition, one that I have been debating for a while know. It will be interesting to see how it goes as I go forward, especially how this blog fares without using facebook to promote new posts. I just have to hope that the blog has "legs" enough to stand on its own. I'll keep writing and posting, so we will see!

    2. oops - "now" - where IS my editor? :)