Discover Prompts, Day 18: New


Kitchen is the Heart of the Home

This post is in response to Discover prompts-Day 18- New  by Ben Huberman


Due to Corona pandemic and Lock down,and being holed up in our homes,I developed

interest in cooking which has become a new habit.

Luckily I never needed the recipes since my life partner is willing to be my teacher.

Thanks to Corona (in a positive way)

I have become confident in cooking that brought total satisfaction and joy as time passed.

In the beginning of my cooking,the kitchen was messy,but the family was OK with it

since it brought lots of funny moments and you all know “A messy kitchen is a sign of


In the beginning of this learning new skill, I put a condition,

My family was given two choices

Take it or leave it.

No ‘take away food’ from out side.

Initially there was some opposition.But it was not that difficult to convince an

understanding family.

Of course there was some wastage initially ( my apologies ).

Gradually my family started appreciating my efforts and started encouraging me.

Any lessons,I learned my friend?

No no my friend, I am not talking of the formula lessons of the various recipes.

I am talking about things, Life teaches us from cooking ( 5 lessons ).

1. Though we are busy cursing Corona Pandemic and the havoc & destruction it’s causing

to the humans,still it’s teaching something.

Always life works for you and not against you.

Here it’s giving me an opportunity to learn cooking,which,otherwise,I would have never

dreamed in my lifetime.

“Cooking demands attention, patience, and, above all, a respect for the gifts of the earth. It is a form of worship, a way of giving thanks.”   Judith Jones

True.I developed lot of patience,importantly started respecting the food components

which we get from Mother Earth.

The waste part has come to Zero and some food items were shared with pets,strays and

birds ( on the terrace ).

2. This brought out Humility & Compassion in greater strength.

3. “If you organize your kitchen you can organize your life”.  Louis Parrish.

Streamlining the daily routine has become easier now.

4. Patience is the virtue.This is the most important lesson I learned.Cooking is not a two

minute noodle story.

5. I felt cooking is another name for  ‘expression of Love’ and ‘a joy in sharing’

What is your experience my friend and you too can share your thoughts.

Thank you. Namaste  🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography


Image by Werner Heiber from Pixabay 


  3 comments for “Discover Prompts, Day 18: New

  1. April 19, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Glad to hear that you’ve turned a mess into a success 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  2. April 21, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    I love cooking, nice thoughts. Loved to read it .

    Liked by 1 person

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