I had a fabulous time today! I spent the entire day baking Christmas treats for our friends here in France.
I’ve come to love the whole process of cooking……searching for the perfect recipe, checking the cupboards for the necessary ingredients, creating a market list, shopping for what’s needed…..then chopping, creaming, basting, blending, marinating, mixing, sauteeing, sifting…..whatever the creation requires. I love the ambrosial scents that fill the air and waft through the cottage. I even enjoy the inevitable clean-up. For me, cooking is a soul-satisfying endeavor.
And so very different from the job I left behind in California…..where, at the end of the day, piles of paperwork surrounded me. As one project was completed, two more were started. Although I found gratification in each finished assignment, with no end in sight, a true sense of accomplishment was missing.
But not so with cooking……
“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” ~ Harriet Van Horne