Late last night we published our new website at the zen of slow cooking, after weeks of hard work in – house with the help from our wonderful team.
For the past five years, I have done a post-holiday cleanse in January. These cleanses not only give me more energy and deeper sleep, but they offer the opportunity to slow down and savor the moment. I find that doing a deep dive into “food exploration and elimination” each year gives me unexpected observations into many areas of my life. It’s like taking the time to clean off your eyeglasses so that you can see the world more clearly. But this year with a busy slow- cooking schedule and a last-minute trip to DC, my annual cleanse didn’t happen.
After two failed slow cooker recipes in the same day, a blackberry jam which burned (!) and a cherry almond rice pudding with an unpalatable outcome, I gave up on the sweet stuff. Instead, I turned to a fail-safe favorite 2 minute prep recipe which I make regularly with a spaghetti squash.
I just stepped out of the kitchen to write this weeks post. It’s raining, and home with just my 8 year old we baked fresh scones for a neighbor in need and a soup for the week. So much of this experience reminds me of the James Beard quote “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.”