i guess that one of the good things about not being in school is that while the summer for some is coming to an end, for me, it's really just beginning to hit its stride. tomatoes are finally getting to be really good, and i'm starting to make jams, preserves, and to can things for the winter. none of this end-of-summer gloom really applies.

in other news: i am pooped.

i love gummy vitamins.

i made this cake today, along with some excellent chocolate-chip meringues. tony gulisano, the owner of chow, was sitting at the end of the bar, and he kept staring at me every time i took a dessert out to be taken to a table. later, chris told me that he said that the desserts were stunning. that was nice.

tomorrow, i get to eat bette's pancakes. the best in the world.