Thursday, October 28, 2010

Vanishing Tastebuds Saga Over!


I cannot contain my excitement today because I finally have my taste back!! It has been six and a half weeks since it first vanished and slowly over the last week or so, I’ve noticed certain tastes returning. On the weekend, I thought I had about 85% of my taste back but last night we had a barbecue for tea and I could actually taste the coconut in the ‘mild green curry and coconut chicken’ flavoured sausages Paul bought. Hooray!

After lots of blood tests and scans and specialist appointments, it is thought that I had a bout of glandular fever which damaged my olfactory nerves and caused my loss of taste, although apparently the common flu virus can also cause this to happen. I have been taking liquid zinc (nasty stuff!!) so I don’t know if that has made a difference, or whether it’s just been time and patience. Either way, I’m happy that I can actually enjoy food again and look forward to getting back into cooking and sharing some recipes again with you soon.

In the meantime, here are some gorgeous dishes by my favourite foodie Donna Hay that I am now able to drool over…





Also, don’t forget to enter my little giveaway if you haven’t yet – only two days until I draw the winner…


Photography by Chris Court via Donna Hay

19 comments:

  1. Amanda, that is FABULOUS news lovely lady!! I am so happy for you and was that a little happy dance I thought I saw you doing;) Well you should! I think that would have driven me insane! Hope you are going to have something VERY tasty for your dinner:) ENJOY!! Hugs as always ~ Txx

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  2. You poor thing! Hope you are on the mend soon!

    xx

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  3. That's great news Amanda! What a refief for you :)
    Thanks for Mum's b'day wishes x

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  4. What a relief for you Amanda. I can't imagine a life without functioning tastebuds! Although it might mean I lost a bit of weight!

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  5. I'm so glad to hear that you're all well and things are back to normal and just in time for your lovely morning tea this weekend. Enjoy all those yummy foods again sweetie. xo

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  6. Amanda that is just such fantastic news!! Just in time for all the yummy plums, nectarines and mangoes starting to hit the shops. Thank goodness, I bet you are very relieved.

    Thank you for your comment on my last post, I always go to click reply but don't have your email!

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  7. Oh hoorah! fabulous news. xx

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  8. Good news! You can now enjoy some delicious sweets!! Kylie xx

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  9. that's great to hear Amanda.I'm doing a happy dance too!! enjoy your meals lovely and i look forward to your new recipes soon.

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  10. So pleased to hear your taste buds have returned. It seems like such a simple thing to taste, that we take for granted. Until we don't have them anymore. Enjoy discovering the joy of tasting again:)

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  11. That's the best news!!! What a massive relief for you. I'll pass on the fab news to Alastair.
    I have a feeling you're about to embark on a cooking frenzy! xx

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  12. Great news, Amanda. All your images are gorgeous! xxxx

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  13. Glad to hear that you're taste is almost back! I have that also when I get sick. Enjoy a wonderful day, Kellie xx

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  14. Phew that must have been horrible - what a relief to get them back...

    You should treat yourself with lots of home baking! :-)
    Rachie xo

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  15. Yay for your taste! These dishes look deeelish.

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  16. Amanda that is really good news :D

    Have a wonderful Friday night and a lovely weekend!!

    Christine xo

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  17. Yaaay! I'm so happy for you!! I LOVE to eat, so for me to lose my taste bud would be catastrophic. I love the photos you picked for your post today. How gorgeous!!! I love food blog photos. There are so many talented foodies out there. When I get pregnant, I can't enjoy many kinds of food I love because of my morning sickness and that is a sad time for me. My life becomes half as enjoyable without being able to savor food.

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  18. I am so glad you are feeling better! How awful it must have been the past few weeks. It must make you appreciate taste all the more!

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  19. thank goodness...i love the colours in those donna hay images!

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