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I remember.
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The smell of the kitchen in Germany, my father over the oven making deep fried mushrooms. My mother making fresh bread and cakes and cookies. I remember learning all these things. Not the quick bake stuff of nowadays, but the old, day long baking to have warm bread at night. I miss it, I do. I could live my life happily as a chef, I think. Strangely enough, even though my memories are all about baking, it's cooking I enjoy the most now. Both make the kitchen smell different.

Yesterday, I spent 80 dollars on baking things. A lot of flour mixes for different sorts of pancakes and muffins...some frozen fruits, some mixing bowls. My prize is my mixer (click here to see)..it's horribly useful. I just wandered. Bought things. I drooled over some cast iron cookware..some griddles. Someday I will have a fully stocked and amazing kitchen. I'm sure of it. :)

Today, I got bored and make key lime bars. It was good. And even the simple act of bars, via mix, was satisfying and memory inducing. I need a shaker that will dispense powered sugar ala Emeril-style.

Alas, my makeshift one was not so cool. And no good results are found when searching in all the good places.

Next? berry muffins. I think. I'll probably eat cheerio's before then. ;)

I think maybe cooking is cathartic. I had a bad day, yesterday. Well, not bad...but. Hard. Maybe I try too hard and crush things, but no matter, I felt horrible. I still feel horrible. What sort of friend am I?

Regardless, cooking made me feel better. Quickest way to the heart is through the stomach, right?
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melydia From: melydia Date: April 3rd, 2004 06:18 am (UTC) (Link)
cooking, like many hands-on activities, is indeed cathartic. i'm happy to see you getting back into something you enjoy so much. bon appetite! :)
daimones From: daimones Date: April 3rd, 2004 06:39 am (UTC) (Link)
I use my hands to type, I wish it helped. ;)
wingedpixi From: wingedpixi Date: April 3rd, 2004 07:22 am (UTC) (Link)
it can when you use them to hash things out.... but really hash it....to be cathartic you would have to go through to some realization point... part of the reason to journal.. well part of my reason anyway.... sometimes i see things different when i have to try and write them down.... usually by the end i can see these things as irrational...but thats just me
wingedpixi From: wingedpixi Date: April 3rd, 2004 07:25 am (UTC) (Link)
darn it all you need to remind me these things... i never sent you all that bread stuff... bugg me .. this week i need to do it... get on my case or something.. they are quick bread so its a split between cooking and baking....and good stuff .. wow i really dropped the ball on that one
tangled_rhythms From: tangled_rhythms Date: April 3rd, 2004 08:10 am (UTC) (Link)
cleaning is what does it for me. I need the physical exertion of cleaning to make me feel better and to rid me of my demons. Cleanliness and Godliness being so close together, you know.

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