A couple of you wrote in asking what I intend to give up for Lent this year. The answer is, the consumable that I look forward to most at the end of a long, hard day of blogging: a glass of wine. So no alcohol for me for 40 days. I did the same thing last year and I’ll tell you, it was tough. I remember when my sister found out about my plan, she begged my to reconsider, citing an infamous Lent from our junior high school years, when my mother gave up her evening glass of wine. We liked to say that she got all the credit while the rest of us did all the suffering (my father ultimately made her promise never to do it again). I can’t remember if the Pastry clan as a whole was made to pay for my own spiritual (and physical) cleansing last year. I guess we’ll find out.