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Old 06-17-2011, 11:41 AM   #1
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Food Muse gone?

What happens when one loses his or her's Food muse?

Right now I am at a cross roads. I don't know what I want do?

I know Qing is a must, but otherwise then Qing I lost the way and will to cook.

What do you fine folks do when your in a food despair?

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Old 06-17-2011, 11:48 AM   #2
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Sometimes it takes a vacation. It'll come back if you still want it.
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:51 AM   #3
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For the last two years I was in a state of flux. However, just in the last few months it magically reappeared and I am creating dishes at home like I used to do for work. DH loves it and for that matter so do I. The passion has returned bigtime!

Just give it time. There may be other things in your life that are affecting your creativity. This was certainly the case with me.
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:52 AM   #4
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I make something I either haven't made in a while, or haven't made at all. Something I need to follow a recipe and that takes a lot of ingredients or prep work.
If that doesn't take me out of my food slump, at least I got one good meal out of it ;^)
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:04 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone.

I am hoping a new gas / char coal combo grill will make the muse come back from vacation.

I know I will get chastise in the smoking world if I buy a gasser though.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:14 PM   #6
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...I know I will get chastise in the smoking world if I buy a gasser though.

Ignore them. The stigma placed on gas grills by "real" outdoor cooks is crap. They're snobs. Gas grills have their place. You'd be surprised what you can do on them.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:19 PM   #7
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Ignore them. The stigma placed on gas grills by "real" outdoor cooks is crap. They're snobs. Gas grills have their place. You'd be surprised what you can do on them.
Andy,

You are correct Sir.

I know for me it will give me a break from char coal.

And I would like to do some youtube videos on grilling, Right now I am learning to properly grill food at high heat.

Getting used to high heat is a little different then low & slow what I do. all the time.

Twice now I've done steaks low and slow and didn't create grill marks, but I have great friends who are showing me the proper way to do them.
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I think you'll enjoy it. Something to look forward to.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:42 PM   #9
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I think you'll enjoy it. Something to look forward to.
I hope so Andy.

I will use my smokers just to smoke meat. And the duo for the rest of the food :)
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Thanks everyone.

I am hoping a new gas / char coal combo grill will make the muse come back from vacation.

I know I will get chastise in the smoking world if I buy a gasser though.
We were looking at the combo grill a few weeks ago and still haven't made up our mind what we are getting.....summer will be over before we decide

Anyway, other than being very long, it looks like it fits with our lifestyle.

And I always find that if I get a new piece of cooking equipment I become inspired!
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