from one generation to the next
Happy New Year, I hope your 2019 is filled with enticing aromas, fresh ingredients and delicious food.
IN MY KITCHEN I’m making New Year resolutions.
Resolution number 1 : Be more disciplined about blogging.
There has been a shift in my daily routine I’m finding difficult to fathom. The indecipherable change happened about 6 months ago. It robbed me of the time for small pleasures like reading, writing, and messing in the kitchen, the stimulus I need to post on these pages. That has to change.
Resolution number 2: Keep the camera at my side in the kitchen.
I have a fantastic new camera, a super lightweight mirrorless Sony a6500 which replaces my heavyweight Nikon DSLR. The change may seem like a backward step to a serious photographer, but after travelling through Asia with my new equipment, I’m convinced that it’s minimal weight makes up for any the perceived loss of versatility or function. It’s not unusual for me to say in the middle of consuming a meal, “I forgot to take a photo”. There really is no excuse.
Resolution number 3: Use my recipe books for inspiration.
I’m guilty of cycling through a list of safe dinner time options, a never ending list of stir fries, curries, pizzas and salads. I freewheel based on the ingredients I have in the fridge and pantry and while most of our meals are tasty and nutritious, they’re at best, pedestrian. I need some inspiration, some excitement in my kitchen. I need a household menu.
Resolution number 4: Plan and stick to it
As I age I find I’m more easily distracted which is probably accounts for the need for these resolutions in the first place.There was once a time when I used a weekly planner to help me focus, to give my days structure. I even went as far as to create a rough guide to weekly meals which then interrupted the boring dinner circuit I mentioned above.
Resolution number 5: No more excuses, just get on with it.
I have already initiated all of the above. I seriously hope that these changes don’t go in the same direction as most New Year resolutions. Only time will tell……
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