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.