I took an unexpected break from blogging this summer. I didn’t mean to. In fact, I even photographed and wrote down a bunch of recipes that I planned to blog about. But we planned a long trip to the US this summer — three weeks with just the kids and me, and then another month with our whole family together. And, as these sorts of trips “home” often go, we squeezed in a year’s worth of hugs, quality family time and gab sessions with friends over nine cities. It was a dizzying amount of travel and logistics, and at the end of the day, I’d collapse in a pile, face down, before having to rise up to start packing and moving and making plans all over again.