Slow magic

It's almost Thanksgiving.  All night and all morning, there was a howling storm beating at the windows and walls of my house, and I was at once grateful to be inside and sad for the world we've created together where others are not.  If my social media streams are any indication, a lot of us are feeling that way these days.I'm making dulce de leche, which is a process that's completely satisfying: you pour cans of condensed milk into a double boiler, and you cook and cook it.  Over the co … [Read more...]

Practicing Together #12

Miniature irises blooming

Rituals!  On Mondays, we practice together.  You are invited to join us in your head, or on your blog, or here in comments.This past week, I noticed that my love of cooking is resurfacing.  When I started a new job in February, for a while, every single thing that involved steps felt overwhelming.  But I've come home from work and cooked dinner a couple of times in the last few weeks, and it's perfect: I feel nurtured and accomplished all at the same time, and I have delicious lunc … [Read more...]