- Time: I enjoy cooking. I even like chopping fresh, colorful vegetables but not at 6:00 pm on a work night after a hectic day.
- Ingredients: Did you ever notice that most of the yummy ingredients that really "make" a dish are not low cal? Also the expense and availability of quality ingredients have caused more than one turn around and go back on my journey.
- Spices: How can 1/4 teaspoon full of basil or garlic salt make or break a recipe? For years I would skip these tiny add ons. Sometimes because of expense or sometimes because I was in the middle of a recipe to find my spice cabinet bare. Lately I have started to appreciate the finer points of spices. And YES....a 1/4 teaspoon can be the difference between a good dish and an awesome one.
So the journey with cooking has been like wandering lost in a desert. I have found a few oasis along the way but am still searching for that paradise. In other words, my journey continues.