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 Lockdown, 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 which brought total satisfaction and joy as time passed.

At 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


At 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 outside.

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

understanding family.

Of course, there was some waste 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 about 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 humans, still, it’s teaching something.

Always life works for you and not against you.

Here it’s allowing me to learn cooking, which, otherwise, I would have never

dreamed in my lifetime.

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

True. I developed a lot of patience and 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 a 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  the ‘expression of Love’ and a joy in sharing

What is your experience my friend you too can share your thoughts?

Thank you. Namaste  🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography


Image by Werner Heiber from Pixabay 


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