What have you been doing at home?
Cooking! We’ve had more time on our hands to start exploring culinary flavors, from around the world. I picked up a cookbook, from our shoppe, called “Bowls.” Ya’ll, this cookbook is a game changer for those who want vibrant recipes with endless possibilities! Last night’s yaki udon bowl (pg.115) struck me with memories of my travels to Southeast Asia. The sweet chili garlic sauce really sets it off! We’ve also really been mastering our Italian dishes- Spaghetti Carbonara, Shrimp Linguini and Fettucine Alfredo- Buon Appetito! Tonight, we’ll be going south of the border, for Mexican taco night; a simple, but flavor-punched meal. Dinners at our house have become a tribute to cultures around the world, as we pour our love (and spices!) into each of these dishes.
What has been the best thing?
I’ve really been getting to enjoy my front porch, as we transition into Spring. I have a slight plant obsession and pretty much turned my porch into a jungle. Our Spring+Garden section on the website definitely inspired me to ground down and dig into this season, with all the cool finds we have in store. I’ve now cultivated a serene sanctuary, where I enjoy cups of tea and my latest book, by the morning sun. Book Recommendations, you ask? 😉
- “Becoming Supernatural” by Dr. Joe Dispenza
- “The Code of the Extraordinary Mind” by Vishen Lakhiani
- “Dream Alchemy” by Ted Andrews
Most challenging thing?
It’s challenging to utilize your time at home in efficient ways; however, now is the time! I urge everyone to turn off the TV, put down your phone, and take time to turn inward. Make a list of goals and envision the future you want to create, after all this passes. I encourage you to start a new hobby, to read your favorite book that has been collecting dust on the shelf, learn a new instrument, study a different language, or piece together a puzzle. We have more time on our hands than we are used to. Write a letter to a friend. Pull out watercolors or markers and just let your creativity take hold. The opportunities are endless! It’s important that we make use of our time and energy in positive ways.
Stay well, humanity!