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Thursday, June 10, 2010


Cooking is not my forte. I didn't grow up learning or loving to cook and God blessed me with a husband who loves to cook. So I, naturally, haven't killed myself to learn. I also was surrounded by boys who would make jokes like, "Woman, get in the kitchen and make me a pie." And I think, actually I know, things like this stuck with me and I have a really hard time with feeling like I should have to know how to cook just because I'm a girl. So for all of those reasons combined, I haven't really invested in learning how to cook. I can bake when I really want to. And I have learned how to do basic things from watching my hubby, but I've never really had ownership or passion for it.

Enter my new pursuit of all whole and unprocessed foods and this fabulous e-course that followed and I think I've found a new passion and ownership for cooking! You can still sign up if you're interested.

This morning I made scones, the first recipe I've tried from the e-course. They were whole wheat and made from scratch. It was kinda intense, but I was proud of myself. Next week we're doing made from scratch sour-dough bread. I can't wait! And I found this online to help me move forward in my bread making ventures.

KitchenAid Pro 500 5 Quart Bowl Lift Stand Mixer White
I cannot wait to use it!!! Don't worry. I'll take pictures of the real thing when it gets here, along with my hopefully successful bread. I've decided that I want to make bread at home from now on because the fresh bread at the store is EXPENSIVE and the bread that's not fresh has a bunch of crap in it that we don't need to be eating. So that's how I justified the mixer purchase, but I got it on ebay for a great deal! Here's to lots of fresh bread and more fresh cooking!

1 comment:

  1. I feel exactly the same way about cooking as you do. And I'm jealous of your stand-up mixer! Also, a Sunbeam breadmaker from Target/Wal-mart isn't but $50 or so, and does all the work for you. Just in case you wanna feel lazy about it.
    I'm so proud of you for cooking! I think my new food passion is nutrition. I finally found some articles about people like me and how we have to eat if we want to gain weight and muscle. My diet shouldn't be like everyone else's and finally, I found a guideline. So excited.