Want a five-star, mouth-watering burger at home? Smash it.
Some people are addicted to chocolate or fascinated by the various items one can make with a muffin tin. For me, I'm bowled over by bowls.
This morning, I baked my own birthday cake. There would have been a time when I may have thought of one making their own cake as . . . Sad. Perhaps the pre-COVID me. Perhaps the younger version of me. Today, I found it empowering.
I have learned that there is a magic in the less than perfect execution in the kitchen. In fact, it is the imperfections that offer the biggest punch of flavour.
Mix. Stir. Bake. Cool. Eat. It's a basic recipe for everything and anything that comes out of the oven. But it's not the basics that have the world turning their ovens up to 350 degrees and reaching for the sourdough starter.