Monday, February 28, 2011

A visit to my kitchen

The heart of our home is definitely the kitchen.  Our house is small and the kitchen is constantly inhabited.  Sometimes children are eating or playing with playdoh.  Usually I'm cooking something in there that involves chopping a crazy amount of vegetables, but my husband also loves to live in our kitchen.  His great culinary passions are cake and beer.  Yes.  Cake and beer.  He studied Chemistry in college and seems to enjoy the precise work involved in these two activities.

My style is completely opposite.  I never use a recipe.  I enjoy creating something out of food.

He always uses a recipe, at least the first few times he makes something.  He will practice over and over again to make sure he gets it exactly right.  His famous Buckwheat Pancakes are truly amazing because of this character trait.

Our little Grace-girl loves to help.  Most kids get excited about the same things as their parents.  We have lots of fun together. 

When things go well in our kitchen, it is when we all work together.  The girl helps.  I get to decorate the cake.  We all enjoy sharing it with friends.  Here is some fruit of our kitchen labor.

 Thanks for drooling.  I know I still do!  When it comes down to it, I want my kids to know what it means to cook from scratch.  Whether it's soup, cake or just smoothies, my kids definitely know the joy of home-made.

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