My New Rootsbeersandbeans.comHungry Healthy HappyHome - Pastry AffairSHIZUOKA GOURMETPure Vegetarian By LakshmiGourmet's Gourmet: a Gourmet Blog with Cooking Videosroasted pear and chocolate chunk sconesOne of the saddest things you should probably know about me is that I’m a terrible host. I don’t mean to be; in my head, I’m the kind of person who would find out you were coming over, quickly gather some wildflowers from the side of the road, put them in an old Mason jar, pour-over some coffee from a local roaster, steam cream from an upstate dairy in a spouted glass and pull out something warm and enticing from the oven right as you arrived. In my head, I understand that none of these things are terribly difficult to pull off. In reality, were you to come over right now, you’d find a plate of pears (one with a toddler mouth-sized bite removed) and mostly-empty jar of something delicious, but alas, too delicious to have lasted until you arrived, on the table, a colossal explosion of wooden train tracks and fire station parts all over the carpet and a fireman in a time out (“What did he do?” I asked. Seriously, you’d revoke my book contact if you saw this place. Four days!