Dear Dear Readers, some of you may have noticed that I have been absent for several days. I had a baby. Her name is Ursula Bayes and I can't think of anything more delicious I've ever cooked up. Here is Maxwell's account of the last few days... And as for me, I write this in a sweet moment of quiet, with Sula at my side and my mom making lentil soup and a pasta salad with argulua and pesto made from my own home-grown basil. Life is sweet, especially here in my new little kitchen. Our four new editors, Chris, Faith, Grant and Vanessa, have gracefully taken over in my absence, and will continue to bring new spice to the site. Many thanks to them, and to our warrior woman, Jill, for keeping the site alive as we were laboring... and laboring... and laboring... and finally birthing.