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Unplugged and getting back to basics

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Have you ever felt the need in this crazy, busy technological world to just unplug and get away from it all?

I didn’t realise I was going to take a break – but before I knew it – that’s what I was doing. No writing, no stalking Facebook and Twitter. It felt good. To just cook and not write down all the ingredients along the way while worrying about whether the meal would be “blog-worthy” or not.

It was nice to get back to just cooking every night for Matt and I. The other thing when you write a blog as frequently as I was is the capacity to repeat recipes is decreased. You can’t exactly cook the same risotto over and over and keep blogging about it. You’ve always got to be trying something new and experimenting. While I love to do this – I just wanted to cook old favourites for a while. So, I did.

And I amused myself doing other things – like going out and having the most amazing dinner for my birthday (thanks to Matt) and going for walks on the beach. Here are some photos of my adventures while I have been silent in the online world.

But I have missed writing here … and so I’m back to write about the food I love to cook and eat. But, there will be a few changes.

I’m going to post awesomely delicious recipes every Saturday morning to inspire you ahead of the weekend. But, I’m not going to push myself to post more than that. Sometimes our lives are just too full of computers and phones and not enough about the raw basics, like cooking, gardening, walking along the beach and just reading a good book. I have done all those things during my unexpected break – and it makes me a happier person. Unplugged = destressed = a happier me. That’s important.

Writing about food has always been so therapeutic to me – I don’t want it to start feeling like work again. My blog is about sharing food stories, great and yummy recipes and connecting with people. I don’t want to forget that again.

Do you think unplugging from the vertual world is important? Does being online all the time overwhelm you? How do you go about disconnecting and how did you feel about not being online? Was it easy, or was it hard to be out of touch? Leave your comments below. It would be great to hear about other people’s experiences.

It’s great to be back and I can’t wait to share an epic recipe I road-tested during my break – Rick Stein’s Massaman Curry from his recent Eastern Odyssey series. It was a labour of love – but worth the effort. Look out for it on Saturday. See you then!

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4 comments on “Unplugged and getting back to basics
  1. YES! I totally understand getting overwhelmed by the blogging world! Especially post Japan… I was all exciting and fun to read about then, now I feel like there is an expectation I’m not meeting. I get it and good for you! PS, LOVE the new look of the blog! Fabulous!

    • Hi Lena!! So glad to see you back!
      I know what you mean, although I think for me, it’s the expectation I put on myself to try and figure out what people want to read about – especially when there is soooo many food blogs out there. It wasn’t much fun trying to nut it out … so I’m just going to write about the food I love. I don’t think I can go wrong with that one!
      Glad you like the new look too 🙂
      XXXX
      Lisa
      P.S I just realised that for some reason, my subscription to your blog has dropped off – which happened to all the blogs I was following when I changed my email address. I’ll be popping over the fix that up now!

  2. Oh I know how that feels…I’m a third of the way through my 20 recipes a month for a year and it is very hard some days. Then, on others, I’m full of inspirations and can’t wait to try something and write about it. The hardest thing here is the weather and the light; taking a picture in gloomy light is no fun.

    • UforicFood on said:

      Hi Louise
      It’s nice to know there are other bloggers out there that feel the same way. But it is great to be inspired again! I am loving your salad series – they sound so yummy! We are about to head into summer and the days are getting warmer. Can’t wait to road test them and get into the spirit of spring/summer.
      I am sure as the weather gets cooler there you’ll be writing about plenty of delicious comfort food and I’ll be wishing it was cold! It’s a crazy world 🙂
      Cheers,
      Lisa

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