tips for tuesdays
notes from maggie's farm
©from maggie's farm
Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away. ~Charles Caleb Colton
It seems, mostly, that the way to enjoy the simplest, and most profound pleasures is to steal away 'little shreds of time' in which they may be enjoyed. Those golden moments at dusk are my favorite time of each day, after returning the goats from grazing and into their nighttime digs, picking a few peas, pulling a weed or two, watering the fragrant herb garden, to simply 'be'; to sit and watch the chickens and ducks, unearthing the last few insects as they slowly make their way to the coop, comparing the afternoon's catch. Tuckered-out dogs, usually at full-speed play, now curl up, quietly contented at my feet, as if they sense the sacredness of this patch of the day, too, when the sun settles behind the hills, and the world goes to dinner.
©from maggie's farm
There are days in which speeding up my time in the kitchen are simply not necessary. The steady rhythm of chopping and peeling and preparing lend themselves to quiet culinary meditation. Slowing down my time in the kitchen is the order of such days. But not all precious moments are spent in the kitchen, and for those evenings, a few kitchen 'tricks' are welcomed, if they help me turn out a healthy meal, and then get back outside to steal a little bit of time among the sweet joys of a spring sunset.
Following, from Lifehacker, are just some of those types of tips that I might utilize on such evenings. What are your favorite 'get-the-meal-done-and-get-out-of-the-kitchen' tricks?
Top 10 Crazy Kitchen Tricks That Speed Up Your Cooking
BY WHITSON GORDON
Have you tried any of the tips above? Have a few great time-savers to add to our arsenal? We'd love to hear how you steal away those snippets of time in the kitchen (and perhaps your favorite ways to spend those minutes doing absolutely, perfectly, anything, or nothing, with the time you've saved.)