Well friends, the time has come for us to pack up our bags and head off to our next adventure! Where are we off to now, you ask?
Long-time readers of the blog know that we spent almost 8 months there a few years ago. In fact, this blog was started in Louisiana! (In a long-term stay motel with a tiny fridge, no oven and a very tiny stove-top, because obviously I’m a masochist, but that’s another story for another time!) This time we’ll be there for at least three years, due to Mr. Nomato’s work.
While I am so excited to go back down south to a foodie’s paradise (seriously… I’m drooling just thinking about it!), I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little heartbroken over leaving home. That’s one of the sad realities of Nova Scotia though, it is rare that young people get to stay in this place we love and so desperately want to be. Just let us love you!
What does this mean for the blog? First of all, it means that from now until the end of June at least, posts will be a little sporadic as we try to move and get our lives in order south of the border.
The Halifax Bloggers team has been incredibly wonderful and supportive, and I will be staying with them. I am, after all, still a Bluenoser, even if transplanted temporarily! I still have a pile of family recipes to go through, so don’t you worry, I Say Nomato will always have an East Coast voice.
You know how much I love cooking with local, in-season ingredients, and that is obviously going to change. More recipes with Pecaaaahns anyone? I can’t wait to learn more about Southern cuisine and put a nightshade-free spin on some more popular recipes, though I think I will have to make many pots of gumbo before I can find anything remotely approaching a substitute!
Thank you so much for your support and your patience, I cannot wait to share all of the experiences of our new life with you! If you have any recommendations for amazing places to go and eat around New Orleans, I’d love to hear them!