[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #00adef;”] H[/dropcap]ere’s a thanksgiving question for you…
Are you grateful that you have the opportunity to cook?
The ability to nurture yourself and those you care about?
To create something beautiful and delicious.
3 times a day (or more), if you wish.
Or do you see it as a chore?
Another item on your to-do list?
Something you resent spending time on.
You know you can choose which camp you fall into.
It really is up to you how you approach it.
No prizes for guessing where my allegiances are ;)
More on cooking
- 5 Reasons I LOVE Cooking
- How to Be Absolutely Amazing at Cooking Anything
- 4 Reasons to Simplify Your Cooking
- My Worst Cooking Habits (a follow up)
Have fun in the kitchen. You can if you want to.
I love to cook…I find it a creative, frugal act of love. It connects me to my mother long gone and my daughters who eat differently and I try to feed them food they’ll like, expanding my abilities. I have taught young people to cook and notice that they take pride when they tell their parents what they did. I have to admit, I dislike clean up.
Thanks for sharing Marcia – love how it spans generations!
hi jules – long time no comment!
i reckon i am sick of cooking. i’m grateful that i can open a pantry and fridge, walk out into a heaving veg patch and make a good meal out of not-that-much, but to be honest, food as a subject of ‘passion’ no longer excites me. at all. it’s everywhere you turn, it’s become pornographic, and it’s exhausting! chefs are everywhere. i watched a bloke on telly yesterday afternoon telling his audience how ‘easy’ it is to make your own teriyaki sauce, then proceeded to char-grill vegetables, then simmer them with sugar (a lot) and a litre each of mirin and soy sauce. the end result was a VAT of the stuff. just why?
it really IS easier to go and buy a good quality bottle of teriyaki sauce!
i think this is why your no-nonsense approach appeals to people, jules. by learning to COOK rather than follow a recipe, the road to a simpler relationship with food is born.
nice to see you’re still here, working away!
So lovely to hear from you after all these years!
I’m sorry to hear you’re sick of cooking though – sounds like switching off from the food porn and enjoying your veg garden more might be a good idea :)
I’ll be here for many years to come. I don’t think I’ll ever lose my love of cooking.