So it’s been a full year. How about that! Not that I don’t still have some room to grow and improve, but I really feel like I’ve come a very long way since that first Sauceome, and I want you guys to know that it’s mostly because of all of you. Every single one of you has been so cool and so supportive and so understanding, that this comic feels more like a collaboration sometimes than anything else. You guys are awesome. Give yourselves a round of applause!

I’m still going to do all the normal updates this week, by the by, but next week things are going to shift a little bit – I’ll still do the food diary, but I’ll probably upload it separately, and I think I’m going to cut back to just M-W-F updates for the full comic. I finally have the last issue of Shuteye blocked and I really want to have time to work on finishing it, and I need to make some reprints of the first five issues too.

In other news, Niles made a super tasty dinner tonight, frenched lamb ribs basted with a mustard sauce, soy-ginger noodles with mushrooms, cabbage and pea pods, and a soy and sesame cilantro salad. It was incredibly tasty. The cilantro salad recipe came out of the donburi book! We have dinner plans tomorrow but I swear, by this weekend there will be don bowl in my hands, and subsequently in my stomach.