Welcome to my Kitchen, Dear Readers. Welcome to my Happy Place!
My kitchen is my "Happy Place" because it is where I create, write and indulge in my passions and crazy urges. My kitchen is where I cook up life! (This is why my blog is called "Cooking Up Life!") Food is life. Food is fun. Food is fabulous!
My kitchen is where I play, have views of nature and can hear birds singing, my family talking, and the sounds of sizzling. I get to set things on fire, occasionally injure myself or burn a kitchen towel and have a blast! My kitchen is where I watch the changing of seasons from the window above my sink or next to my work space and base the evening's meal upon inspirations I see and/or gather from our garden. It's where our family meets to laugh, cry, cook and to learn. My kitchen, yes MY kitchen, is where I teach our daughters to make pastry crust, bread, traditional Greek food, jam, mains, candies, desserts, sides, or whatever. Cooking is such a fun medium to learn about your children because it's such a creative outlet. Creative outlets promote relaxation and freedom. Difficult subjects, such as 'What happened at school today?' Or, 'Who did you have lunch with today?' Or, 'Do you like any boy(s)?' Can be more easily discussed when you are doing something creative with your child. (These subjects may not seem difficult, BUT, if you have teenagers, any subject can be like extracting national security codes from a secret agent! Am I right? Yep. I know...)
Anyway, I encourage you to go to your "Happy Place" and play. Your "Happy Place" may be the garage or workroom where you create things with wood or play with model trains. (No judging here at Mary's Kitchen.) Your "Happy Place" may be your garden or living room where you grow things or knit or read. Your "Happy Place" might even be a spare room where you do yoga or meditation. A "Happy Place" is a place where you feel at peace and centered. It's that simple.
Please share where your "Happy Place" is in the comments section.
Avid home cook and passionate instructor