Here is the thing. I have been busy. And also, sometimes, I just want to eat my food instead of snap photos and document every flavor.
Does that make me a horrible food blogger? Probably, but deal wid it. 😉
I go back forth between wanting to really delve into the foodie world that is Salt Lake or hover around it in my own voyeuristic way. Most of the time, I am happier sitting on the edge, keeping it under wraps, and telling you what I like or don’t like in a pretty basic way–without any real deadlines. The truth is, other sites do that better–and some worse–than I do. It is what it is. But then, the disappearing act happens and a month goes by where I just don’t feel like telling anyone about anything I eat. And that may or may not piss you off. 🙂 My ultimate goal was to one day write for a food and wine magazine….and to start some kind of professional portfolio, which this blog sort of serves as. But, I am not sure my path is heading that direction anymore. So, I think and I think and I think…..
So, here is a brief recap of some things from the past month:
Key West Vacation–it was pretty wonderful. Full of sun, beaches, and great seafood (the fresh Lobster roll below was to die for). Also, a lot of Landsharks and Pina Coladas showed up at our table. Key West is a great place if you want a Caribbean vacation and don’t want to pay to get your passport renewed (like myself). The island is small, tropical, and if you make your way to Bahia Honda State Park and Beach you will truly feel like you are in another world. My thought, while standing in the ocean, white sand under my feet was, “this really exists?” It does. And it was magical.
After Key West, there wasn’t much down time before my sister came to visit from Alaska. I hadn’t seen her in 9 months, which is far too long to go without hanging out with your best friend. So, you can understand I have been in family hang out mode for the past 8 days or so. We had a fun BBQ at our house–and even went old school with the charcoal grill. It just tastes better. We ate a lot of Mexican food as well. Baja Cantina in Park City is a favorite spot of ours, and my own baby sister made enchiladas one night. I have had a lot of guacamole in the past week. I am not sick of it. Also, as a life-time resident of Utah, I had never been to the Salt Flats, so a nice little drive got us out there and we had fun taking photos. Dear Sister, I miss you already.
I am considering how to cross my love of food into my love of other things (in writing). Currently, I have multiple blogs for my multiple personalities. I have this little food blog here, which has been pretty successful so far, but I also have a blog dedicated to my poetry (Engel Poems) and I also have a normal blog for ranting and raving and things I find beautiful and lists I make (Calculated Changes by a Math Illiterate Feminist). I have yet to come up with a way to combine all of these into one cohesive idea. They all have different readership. And I am not sure if my food fans would want to read a poem, or vice versa. And do you all have any interest in reading about what really irritates me or how ridiculously good looking my boyfriend is? I just don’t know…
So, there are some Nosh Maven thoughts on the first of June (what the hell…it is JUNE!). Maybe it is time for a Nosh Maven facelift–and attitude adjustment. We shall see. Until then, I will keep reading Rilke and try to find some inspiration.
Now, where to go for lunch?