Between the horrors in New Orleans and a rough week at work, I haven’t felt much like food blogging in recent days. I may report on what I’m making for dinner tonight (a Nicoise salad and a dessert recipe from Deborah Madison), but in the meantime, I thought I’d provide a little spiritual nourishment of a different variety. This is my baby, when she actually was a baby.

It may not be chocolate, but it can still fix a crappy day.