Today is the first day after our shortest day – it is one second longer! Traditionally the winter solstice has always been a time of renewal and the start of new things, but today most of the people that I know are not even aware of it.
It seems Society is becoming so out of touch with the natural cycle of seasons and the change of daily rhythms.
So, am I doing anything new? Well, not really, but there are two things I would like to do. One is get back to writing more blogs, and the other is changing the type of meals I cook. I lost interest in food over the last few years (through grief and depression) and have found it difficult to get started again. I always used to love my food!
I wondered if experimenting with a new style of cooking might make things more interesting. I’ve always been a middle twentieth century Kiwi cook – the meat and three veg, with dessert to follow, type of cook. Son is in agreement with me, and says he is willing to try anything new.
Which meant today (our power was off all day so it was perfect day to get out of the house) I went shopping!
I came home with this lovely wok-pan for making stir-frys, risottos, and such like. Tonight it is a bit of a throw-it-all-in and hope-for-the-best type of dinner. Wish me luck!
If anyone is interested, it is a Baccarat wok that I found in Farmers Trading Co. – the price tag was a bit hefty at $240.00, but at 40% off on special it was worth the purchase.
Happy cooking everyone 😊