Sunday, February 17, 2013

Day 9: Pre-Cooking

Before I begin cooking, I do all the sanitation things - make sure the trash can has a new liner in it, the dishes are washed, the counter and stove scrubbed, and my hands scrubbed as well.    And then, it's time to get down to business.

If I am working on a recipe for this blog or one of my book project dealies, I like to think about the energies that are present in the ingredients, and how they will come together.  If I am making a magical recipe such as my Prosperity Shortbread, I will take the time to infuse each ingredient with my intent.

In order to do this, I simply touch the ingredients. I run my (clean) hands through sesame seeds.  I will hold a potato in my hands, close to my heart.  I stir symbols into the batter or stew as I cook as well, but before that, I like to focus on the purpose of the meal.

I like to take my time and relax. I don't chop things quickly.  I don't want to hurt myself, for sure, but more than that, I want to be calm and focused.  I don't want to be sloppy, especially if it's a recipe I am making for the first time.   If I am feeling angry, I will take time to breathe and release the anger.  I release my negative feelings before I begin cooking because I do not want them to contaminate the food.  (Yes, I'm a big fan of Como Agua Para Chocolate.)

That's it:  relax, slow down, focus on the energy and intent, and focus on the actual task of cooking so you don't cut or burn yourself.

How about you?


TheBlakkDuchess said...

I can't wait to play some bloggy catch-up tomorrow... and go back & read through your past couple of posts. ^-^


TheBlakkDuchess said...

OMG!!! I will be keeping fingers, toes & every other body part I can manage crossed that your interview goes well!!! =D
I can't imagine how wonderful it would be to have you live close enough to pester IN PERSON. ^_~

Good luck dearie!

*happy dance*


wickedwiseowl said...

You make cooking such a magickal experience. I love that way of thinking. Infusing energy and love in each step. My love good things will happen for you. You are an amazing person. :)