Cooking well · Look in your kitchen · Time

What’s going on in your kitchen?

Remember the phrase, “Take a look in the mirror”? Well, go in your kitchen and take a real hard look at what’s going on in there? Is it working for you? Let me rephrase that, Are you making your kitchen work for you? Because, really, it’s up to you. It’s like delegating smaller tasks to get to the big picture. 
So we’ve been told we need to save time and it’s has been ingrained in our heads by the fast and processed food industry. Excuse me, Saving time for what? Possibly to flip a remote as the unburnable calories sit idle on my stomach (yes, been there). I no longer want anyone to try and make my life easier that doesn’t know me. There is no reason for excuses anymore. We’ve got resources and God knows we’ve got kitchens; resources to teach us and inspire us and the kitchens to bring them to life.

Remodeling kitchens and bathrooms is a way to increase the value of a home. Just by refacing the kitchen cabinets a person can add several thousands of dollars to their home’s value. Many people have done this and resold homes by ‘flipping’. Going into one of these homes, it looks lovely, untouched, perhaps what one might call ‘a model home’. Stark, bare of personal effects. This is what they were supposed to look like, so you could imagine your life there; your belongings there.
But have these model homes become the poster child for how our homes are supposed to look? Unused, stark and bland?

Open it up. Life begins in the kitchen, that’s why it’s called “The heart of the home”. It’s where peace begins and childhood obesity stops. We wouldn’t have to think about those things if we didn’t just pass it by. Of all the rooms in our homes it should be made a working room; a welcoming place to be. Things we use should be seen and easily accessible – not tucked away, barely able to find, let alone use.
So, what’s going on in there, these days? If I sound like I’m growing impatient, right on. Cooking well is not rocket science. The one thing we need to be reminded of when cooking is to give it time, allowing the food to become what it’s suppose to be. Try blending a mixture of real, whole ingredients that look like the foods they really are and add time – allow it to come to life – in your own kitchen, in your own home. Just allow the food to cook, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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