My Kitchen, My Heart

First let me say that I love to cook . . . for myself, for family or for friends.  It doesn’t matter. The hearth is the heart of the home. It’s a wonderful diversion from my professional life and a creative outlet. For the most part, I’ve taught myself to cook through a lot of trial and error. I’m determined to be more than a good cook. I want to be adept in the kitchen.

My kitchen is small but amazingly efficient. Recently, I’ve undergone a cleansing of cabinets, utensils and gadgets. As I have become more experienced, I find that I want the best quality tools and supplies my money can buy and I want nothing in my kitchen that isn’t being used with some frequency. The real-estate is too expensive.

I’m a frequent-flyer at Cook’s Illustrated website researching recommended pantry items and equipment reviews. I even have a dog-eared photocopy in my handbag of their recommended supermarket pantry list. I read and compare reviews. I scope out and record my favs on Food Network and the Cooking Channel. I have a 3-ring binder of assorted recipes –often printed off the internet and I write notes in the margins.

I’ll let you know what I’m working on and what’s happening from time to time.

Author: Bonnie Larson Staiger

Winner 'Voices of the Plains and Prairies Poetry Award' by NDSU Press. My chapbook, 'Destiny Manifested' is scheduled for release Nov 4, 2018. Fascinated with the fusion of the written word on the printed page. On my blog, North Dakota Roots, I share poetry and observations about life.

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