When a Food Blogger Can’t Food Blog

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Something is amiss you say?

Where are all my food-obsessed posts on Twitter, Instagram, and most importantly, this blog, on FOOD?

The problem is, lately, I just don’t experience food as enthusiastically as I did before. It’s a terrible thing because I want to like love my food. But I just don’t.

I now understand the term, eat to live, not live to eat. I have a better understanding of people who are absolutely not turned on by the thought of artisan cheese or the sight and smell of a beautiful slice of thin crust New York style pizza. Once upon a time I would have shouted at each meal, “STOP! Let me get a photo first!” Now, I’m like, it’s just cheese. Or, it’s just pizza.

And leftovers? I used to dream about eating leftovers before they were even doggie-bagged. Of how I could relive the awesome flavors of the current meal – especially if it were the better-the-next-day kind of leftovers. Now, I can’t even fathom eating something twice in a row. The thought, how repulsive, comes to mind.

I used to love gawking at and being inspired by the photos of food on Foodgawker or Tastespotting. Now, I find the sites uninteresting and absolutely of no inspiration at all. Can you imagine that??? Not only, can I imagine it, I’m living it right now.

So, without the passion to create and cook nor a desire to eat like I mean it, and blog about eating, there’s been a slight hiatus on creating and posting recipes for the last couple months. Can you believe I haven’t even picked up my DSLR camera since…wow…since China in June.

But there’s a very good reason for this food writing hiatus:

Big Brother

As you can see from the photo, Wee Scotch is very excited about the little addition to the Ginger and Scotch family in November. Although, I’m not sure he completely understands what’s really in store for him. But then again, neither do Scotch and I.

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  1. Hi! I just happened to stumbled across your blog while I googled Egg Waffle recipes (which I will try ASAP). I was intrigued by your blog because I noticed you are living in UAE. How is that working out for you so far? My husband is in the US Air Force and he wants to retire in about 5 years or so. He mentioned working in Saudi Arabia/Dubai/Abu Dhabi for a couple of years to help save money for our dream home, but the thought of living so far away from family terrifies me. Not to mention the culture shock. I get easily frustrated when I can’t find certain asian products here in Charleston, SC and I have to beg my mom to mail me stuff from Houston. I also hate eating leftovers. Even after being married for 8 years, I haven’t mastered the correct proportions for cooking for 2.5 people. Anyways, congrats on your new addition!

  2. congratulations… i ahve just been through this…and now after the baby i am having no time.. my teeny weeny space is ignored.. trying to keep it alive.. had thought of changing the look of my blog an dimproving photography..but all that will hav eto wait..

    love that t shirt.. take care and enjoy ur pregnancy!!

  3. Congrats! Sounds like this hiatus is a ploy to get the fancy resorts to have you out again for another class or special event!