Lately I've been frustrated at the shocking, unhealthful ingredients in affordable bread and the high price of good bread. While I realize that paying more for real food is in line with my priorities and while I realize that better health means money not spent on medical bills, still, I am frugal.
So I made my own bread yesterday. Honey Wheat with no sugar, mostly whole wheat, no powdered milk, no soy, no unpronounceable ingredients.
The kneading worked my muscles.
The aroma invigorated my senses.
The sight made me smile because I knew my family, upon returning from work and school, would sigh and grin just as they did.
Beautiful, beautiful loaves!
How we each enjoyed a thick slice with the vegetable beef stew I'd simmered on the stove!
Our culture has denigrated cooking for centuries, first belittling it as 'women's work' and then, later, as a trivial inconvenience to be avoided as much as possible through technology. But actually, cooking is not a lowly, but a high, venerable, and sacred activity. ~~ Charles Eisenstein
Creation. Excitement. Satisfaction.
To live rightly in the time allotted is a matter of paramount importance, and life a sacred journey. ~~ Charles EisensteinYes. Yes it is.