In today’s Pairing column, which you can read here, I promise to post one of my favorite recipes for paella. And in Seasonal Pantry, available here, I promise to my recipe for shallot flan.

Think of this post as a placeholder and another promise: The recipes will be here soon but I’m currently in the grip of the nasty cold virus that’s making its way through the county and can’t hold my head up long enough to locate, edit and post the recipes.

And so for now, it’s back to the couch, cups of chicken broth and reruns of Law & Order.