Monday, July 27, 2009

The Letter "D" is for Delicious!!

A. I do not love to cook. Shocked?

B. I love to bake? Confused?

C. I used to think they were basically the same thing. They are not. Cooking, in my definition equals work and necessity. While I might prefer to hang out with friends, lay by the pool, read blogs or books, paint a room and rearrange everything two or three times just to mess with the feng shui gods, at some point my body says "HEY....we need a little refueling here, if ya don't mind!" That's when it's time to cook.

But baking equals FUN ( my own personal dictionary). Baking is art - it's an opportunity to indulge the senses that go beyond the basic necessity for sustaining life and brings a form of balance to an otherwise, drab existence. It's the culinary Feng Shui.

And that is why, after I did a 5 mile mountain trek yesterday with my husband, we came home and ate a protein filled omelet brunch and had a mid day protein shake. But later that evening, I met one of my best girlfriends for dinner and completed the Yin to my Yang by splitting a piece of Chili's Chocolate Paradise pie with her.....and was simply Delicious!!


  1. I, too, always thought baking and cooking went hand in hand. But on Saturday mornings when I bake fresh blueberry muffins - there is something so relaxing and exciting at the same time. I am a baker. It is a great hobby.

  2. I am so with you! I love to bake, but take out = cooking for me!

  3. I love bakig more than cooking too!
    with cooking, I think it has something to do with you have to stand over it and make sure it doesn't burn. You have to time things out precisely if making multiple things so that they're all hot when you eat. It's more stressful. But if you bake, you can make it, put it in, and wait for a timer to come out then take it out. It's much more relaxing AND much more delicious. =]

  4. that dessert looks deslish!! i want some!

  5. Love it! I would have ordered TWO desserts and split them both with my friend!


    Love your blog!

  6. Thanks for the follow :)!

    I am the opposite, I love to cook but I can not bake. Too much measuring and such. I'm more a splash of this and a scoop of that kind of cook.

    Anyhoo, great blog, I'll be back.


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