I spend a large portion of each day thinking about food. Mostly it’s not about eating it luckily but about what I’m going to cook later that day or what I would be rustling up in the kitchen if I had a spare hour or three!
I could while away an afternoon trawling through recipe books as I read them as you would a novel. Each recipe can take me to a different place or spark a different emotion in me.
This is why I’ve decided to make more dishes from scratch this year than ever before, I’ve known for a long time that cooking soothes me and makes me happier. This is a time in my life when I can certainly do with any or all mood boosters. This isn’t a New Years resolution as such but a promise to myself to do something each day which makes me happy. Which calms me down. Which distracts my mind from dark places and comforts me.
An activity which I can share with my eldest daughter and the results of which can be shared with the whole family. I’m going to invite more people to dinner. Make treats for friends and family. Cooking from scratch for most meals is sure to help our overall health and definitely a good idea for ensuring Chloe doesn’t have any dishes that could cause an allergic reaction – more on that soon.
As well as recipes I will create in my kitchen, I’m going to use as many of my books as possible and I’d also love it if you could share your favourite recipes with me in the comments below. I’m eager to sample some tried and tested family dishes.
I’m determined to find ways to improve our home lives. Improve our health and hopefully you will enjoy reading all about it.
Here’s to even more fresh food and less convenience junk…and maybe the odd mug cake?