Gallery: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Plums!
Plums!

The plum tree in Kenji's new back yard in San Mateo is just days away from ready-to-pick fruit. Stay tuned for a plum cake recipe coming soon!

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Hi Shabu!
Hi Shabu!

This little ginger-haired rascal likes to steal fallen plums from the ground and hide them under trees (don't worry, she doesn't eat the pits!)

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Slump
Slump

The other ginger-haired not-so-rascal spends most of his time melting into the deck.

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Sick puppy
Sick puppy

Niki's dog Delany was adopted with a nasty case of heartworm, so he's been undergoing a long treatment. The painful part is over but he's still not allowed to run around or go outside for a whole month.

(Yes, he's allowed to go out for the bathroom.)

[Photograph: Niki Achitoff-Gray]

Getting creative
Getting creative

To keep him busy, he's got a whole new set of toys and puzzles. This one wobbles around dropping out treats every now and then...

[Photograph: Niki Achitoff-Gray]

CASINO!
CASINO!

...but the craziest game by far is his DogCasino. Yup, dog friggin casino.

[Photograph: Josh Scannell]

Oh hai!
Oh hai!

In case you haven't heard, Serious Eats was bought by Fexy Media this week. It's big, exciting news for all us, and it means nothing but good things for the future of the site. Which is why everyone called in for a meeting—even Vicky, who's in a parka because she just happens to be chilling in Iceland all week.

Livin' the life
Livin' the life

Vicky sampled one of Iceland's specialties: dark, nutty geysir bread with smoked Arctic char.

Only an insane view
Only an insane view

She needed it after completing this hike up to the top of the geothermal area known as Hverir.