Enjoying Food and Drink at Christmas
Christmas can be a difficult time of year for those with an impaired sense of smell and taste as there’s so much focus on aroma and food! It’s easy to give in to that feeling of missing out -so try to notice those thoughts, salute them and send them on their way…. There are other things to enjoy and pay attention to. Even if only the Morecambe and Wise re-runs on the telly…!
Here is a super blog on the value of taking time to appreciate the taste sensations we may still experience, even without the full range of flavour. It includes some wonderful ideas on caramelising bananas (who knew?!) and enjoying the rituals surrounding eating and drinking, such as choosing the right mug for your hot drinks. (This particularly chimes with me I must admit – I have mugs I can never drink tea out of, they are definitely coffee only.)
I recently discovered I have no awareness of the taste of corked wine so I definitely have my uses during the Christmas season when it comes to polishing off the wine no one else wants to drink. Hic. So let’s try to keep positive and joyful. Drink lots of mulled wine and eat plenty of mince pies – Christmas comes but once a year! And if in doubt, chuck lots of pepper on it…