Circumstances Beyond Control

With luck, this rooftop kitchen survived this weekend's visit from Irene—a most unwelcome guest—intact. I confess to a little case of hurricane-induced envy here, as our power has been knocked out and we're resorting to the trusty Smoky Joe for cooking until electricity is restored. [Refrigeration is another matter altogether, I'm afraid.] Until we're back online, I'll do my best to post daily, but please forgive me if I falter.