Conspicuous Absence

I’m sorry for the long delay. We’ve had an all-hands-on-deck medical situation with a family member. Things are starting to settle down a bit now (everything is going to be alright). While my attention will continue to be divided for a while, I should be able to get back to answering questions — and hopefully doing some baking — shortly. Oh my, what a backlog there is in the box!

23 thoughts on “Conspicuous Absence”

  1. I hope everything works out for you and your family. That’s what’s important. Thank you again for all the work you have done here. I am , at the moment, letting the Eclairs cool in the oven ( just removed the wooden spoon lol )
    You have brought the pastry to the masses … Mike

  2. Real life always takes priority. And there’s usually a flurry of posts after an absence as you catch up on questions, so we got that to look forward to! Hope everything is well.

    1. Thanks Ken! It certainly does. And wow is there ever a backlog of questions. Much more to come.

      Cheers,

      – Joe

  3. Family first. Always. I’ll never get through all you’ve offered so far. Hope things calm down for you.

    1. Thank you, Mary Lou! we’re in a sort of holding pattern now, so things should calm down. Prognosis is very good, so I think we can get back to semi-normal life for a bit.

      Cheers,

      – Joe

    1. Thank you Brian! I like “paraders” as well. I think we’d all appreciate a parade about now! 😉

      Cheers,

      – Joe

  4. Hope things continue to get better for you and yours. Hope you don’t mind, but I posted your website link to another FB cooking site about your recipe Mieliepap.

    1. I’m sure all will be well, Kathy, thank you. And I greatly appreciate the link!

      Cheers,

      – Joe

  5. Dear Joe,

    I am so happy that you are back on line. I must tell you that your knish dough recipe has been amazing for my family. My nieces have fallen in love with knishes, and I have now taught them how to make them, using your dough recipe and knish technique. Knishes have become a staple of many family dinners. Many thanks, and stay safe.

  6. Hi Joe, apologies myself for disappearing over the past few months! I just wanted to say I’m sorry to hear your family is dealing with a medical situation, and I hope things improve soon! Best wishes to the Pastries (Pastrys?)!

    1. Thanks Jen!

      I appreciate that. Of course it’s something every family goes through at one time or another. We’ll be fine. Things will just take some time.

      Cheers,

      – Joe

  7. I figured work was starting back strong. Sorry it was medical but relieved all is better. Family first, right!

    1. Hey Naomi!

      And yes, family is what’s most important. Thanks for your understanding!

      – Joe

  8. My thoughts are with you and your family, Joe. Glad to hear that it’ll work out! We’ll keep up the pastry baking until you’re back up and running!

  9. So sorry for the anxiety! Hope the situation is soon resolved.

    Meanwhile, I’m sure we all send virtual chicken soup and freshly baked cookies.

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