The bright colors and bright minds I found in Ixtapa convinced me that I needed to brighten and clean up my blog. The grays and and boxes were heavy and that combined with this winter that's already too long, made me hunger for a lot of clean white space. So I asked my friend Joe to give me that. I also put one of my favorite kitchen tools as a graphic because I love the lines of that spoon. Often I'll read something or hear something that I want to get down or get out and it doesn't really fit in a regular post. So Joe created place in the right column for these kinds of smaller thoughts. I don't know if it will prove useful. Comments are such an important and valued part of this blog, I've included a box below the comments box to check if you'd like to be alerted to further comments; you can also respond directly to individual comments. Donna's blog has gone away for a few days and will emerge as a separate, unique page. Just finished breakfast to find that not only had Donna shot a great unexpected photo of sauteed grits cake, sausage and a poached egg, but that the new site had gone live as well. Busy morning! We're always evolving. Hope this new evolution of the blog is easier to read and shows off Donna's photographs to their fullest.