It has been a while since my last post as things had been quite busy with work and family. Then the COVID-19 pandemic started and New York City fast became the epicenter. To say it has been a difficult time would be an understatement. None of us saw this coming and now we are trying to move towards a new normal. Having been in quarantine for more than ten weeks now I have found it therapeutic to focus on memories of happier times — taking virtual journeys through travels past. I have of course had to cancel all planned travels for the near future but have a cache of reviews that I am working on getting up soon.
On Facebook I have been posting a photo-a-day of places that bring be joy and it got me thinking. One of my favorite pastimes, as you well know, was eating out and food has always been a source of comfort for me an my family. Some of my happiest times were spent in the kitchen with my mother or around the table with family and friends. I have not eaten out or had delivery since all of this started as my comfort-level is just not there yet — though perhaps that will change in the near future. So I though that I would re-live some of my favorite gluten-free meals over the years. Since they are tied to specific memories it is nice to be able to experience them again and have a bit of normalcy during a time that is anything but normal. I will be starting a new series of posts entitled Quarantine Eats: The Best Things I’ve Ever Eaten.
We will get through this and find a new normal. Until then, please keep strong, stay healthy and be well.