Monday, April 18, 2011

A Cooking Calm

What is it about cooking that soothes the soul? I'm not exactly sure what the scientific explanation is, but here are a few things that I know contribute to my love of cooking.

~ The aroma of spices and mingling scents
~ The therapy of chopping and dicing
~ The ability to create something predictable, after an unpredictable day
~ A creative outlet
~ The joy on the faces of those for whom you cook/bake
~ The anticipation building as the "time cook" button counts down while a new recipe cooks in the oven
~ Setting the table for a special dinner
~ The entertaining that goes along with it
~ Using a tried and true family recipe, measurements worn by the fingers of beloved relatives


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