Remember me? That blogger that used to blog regularly once upon a time?
Now that Wee Scotch (nearly 6 years old!) and Li’L Ginger (nearly 2 years old!) are in school and nursery, I’ve told myself that I would start blogging more but I’m finding it very difficult to hit the PUBLISH button.
I’ve had this post in my drafts folder for the past few weeks, staring at it nearly every day, trying to find the right words and phrases, but oftentimes, my brain just seems to freeze up and thus my fingers too. Other times, I decide what I’ve just typed is droll and who would want to read anything like that?
So delete delete delete.
Anyway, I suppose the best way to get back into blogging is, as Nike puts it, Just Do It.
Or as I like to put it, Just Do it – Dammit!
So here I am, just putting words onto the proverbial paper and getting used to the process of writing my thoughts down again.
I have tons of food photos to share in the next few posts and also lots of travel writing to catch you all up on. Who knows, I might end up blogging so much, you all might get sick of me! Ha.
First things first, here is a photo catch-up post, from pictures that I originally posted on my Instagram account, of some of my eating adventures in NY, Chicago, and Edinburgh including an artisan bread-making course my MIL gifted me (a more detailed post on that bread class later, I promise).
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Our summer months in New York to escape the Dubai heat included romps in the city parks, the usual weekly pilgrimages to dim sum and Vietnamese restaurants, and a new favorite food court – Brookfield Place near Battery Park – where most of the restaurants started out as food trucks, a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to eat at the new Grimaldi’s Pizza, and of course, eating oysters oysters oysters.
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This post is getting really long so I will share just one photo from my trip to Chicago with Li’L Ginger where we ate our way around Taste of Chicago.
Here she is enjoying alligator sausage. You can see more Taste of Chicago photos on my Instagram account.
Alright, one more Chicago photo!
How can I not share this one from the Lisle Farmers’ market (a suburb of Chicago) of a chocolate covered bacon skewer. Yes, you read that right, bacon. It was…odd to eat bacon with chocolate…I can’t say that I didn’t like it…I guess it kinda grew on me…I’m glad I tried it:
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Last but not least, I proudly present to you a photo of the different types of artisan bread I learned to bake at the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School. I thought I was hopeless at baking bread but I’m glad this class proved me wrong: