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Enjoying cooking as a hobby

Saturday, February 02, 2013

I have a new hobby as of 6 months ago. I want to enjoy cooking. I took an inventory of my kitchen. I needed to rearrange cooking tools and pans. I needed to house clean the pantry and especially purge old spices.

I reviewed my recipes and put them in a loose leaf binder and have sheet protectors on each page. I bookmarked several web sites that I use. I then spent time with my dietitian understanding why plant protein would be better for me and my husband. I learned about what foods to buy organic and what can be local. I shopped my nearby grocery store's natural food department. I journeyed to a Wegman's Market to see what was not in my local store and a Kimbarton's food store.

I also got used to ordering things from the web that are not available. As a caregiver, I cannot travel 30 miles one way to get items. Shipping to my home is now an essential.

All I need to do is organize my ingredients, prepare the meal mindfully, and then enjoy.
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    Good for you. I also just ordered and received some new cooking utensils from Amazon. things I needed and kept putting off.
    I only eat Organic foods, and use a lot of homade cleaning items or natural that I order.
    You are on your way.

    1875 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    Great job! I need to do some of that purging but I'm pretty sure I could never actually have an organized kitchen at least not for long. You're lucky you have a pantry-I have my kitchen table and a small lazy susan along with a shelf in the garage. Your husband is extremely lucky to have chosen you as his life mate as you are makng his life the best it can be!!
    1876 days ago
    I really appreciate that you are doing a few things really right:
    1. Making the most of an obvious strength, your organizational skills
    2. Finding the joy in what you are doing

    I am so impressed! Great job. emoticon
    1876 days ago
    Like you, I am a caregiver to my wife so now I do all the shopping and cooking. I would really like to hone what culinary skill I have. Practice, practice, practice. My first Thanksgiving dinner for the entire family was a total DISASTER. They were all very courteous but I knew that they were still hungry afterwards.
    1876 days ago
    What a way to get organized and make a plan. Sounds like you are on your way to success in the kitchen.
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    1876 days ago
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