The longer you steep something, the stronger it will be. Translation: the more you have home cooking in your life, the stronger the priority it will become. There are certain things, that if we want real quality from them we must give them priority—put them up on the top of the list in our life.… Continue reading Infuse home cooking in your life.
With the internet and television plus all the cookbooks and magazines available for free at libraries, inspiration for cooking at home is all around. Utilize these resources to build your repertoire and hone your skills. Recipes abound! Also, you will find techniques, dictionaries, food glossaries, tips and hints and history. Online cooking resources are out… Continue reading 27 Utilize your resources.
This is the ultimate in forethought. If you are fortunate to have an abundant quantity of fresh produce, make jam, make tomato sauce or apple sauce. One of the greatest things I’ve learned is to can using a hot water bath to seal the jars. It’s easy, inexpensive and highly rewarding. Fill your pantry with… Continue reading 13 Put up the extra.
Instant gratification should not pertain to meals. We should have hunger pangs, it means mealtime is coming up and our bodies are expecting nourishment and our souls are expecting replenishment. Simple as that. Our stomachs are supposed to rumble and create gastric juices; these juices are what are needed to help our food digest. Food… Continue reading 5 Remove convenience food from your life.
A messy kitchen is a working kitchen and there is nothing as lovely to see as that, or as daunting. But we must have a clean, sanitary kitchen free of bacteria and healthy. Once a month I like to do a deep cleaning; taking apart the stove and cleaning the oven, going through the refrigerator.… Continue reading 2 Show some love.
Get this in your head. Cooking is an inspired action; cook and you will be inspired to cook more. Emerson wrote “The law of nature is; do the thing and you shall have the power.” Good cooking is a powerful action. Taking the time to prepare good nourishing meals is as nourishing as the food… Continue reading 1 Good food takes time.
In making home cooking a priority in my life and making a budget work well, I have found it more and more necessary to simplify my kitchen and my relationship with food. By simplifying my kitchen I mean that I try to keep it a kitchen. As opposed to having anything else there like paperwork,… Continue reading Highlights