I always wanted a banner to show how my kitchen looked in a hyperbolic state when it is humming with activity. You’ve seen how it looks when it’s all cleaned up, but you have no idea how it is when a mini tornado named Veronica is set loose to cook up her culinary brews. I was lucky to have come across the talented Ximena’s website, Lobstersquad, which is a food blog with drawings. I was struck by how charming her illustrations were and how they gave a different perspective of the food blog world. I was also glad that she was accepting freelance work. We collaborated for a bit and she was able to envision with ease exactly what I had in mind: the overturned cookbooks, the trail of kitchen gadgets and the general chaos. I am trying to get more organized and methodical, but hey that would make for a boring test kitchen if it loses its resident mad scientist, don’t ya think?