The last time we had a food link-up around here, it was after a gap of almost three months.
“I’ve been busy, scattered and spread thin, but I’ve enjoyed it. It’s been a good kind of crazy, and the good news is things are finally really settling down,” I said.
“Maybe I am finally bidding this insane time of transition adieu,” I thought.
The last time, I swore I wouldn’t slip up like I did that last time. Good thing I felt like I was finally getting my mojo back. Things really were on an upswing. And just when I was feeling sorted and like I could breathe easy, the domestic-help saga happened. And now I am back to feeling a bit all over the place, stretched for time and last I checked I was just a couple of notches shy of going completely batty.
When things get crazy around here, I usually resort to the usual suspects.
And when all else fails, I cook.
When I last linked up the food blog and told myself I cannot let that hiatus happen again, I knew I’d be back with some more links very soon. I just didn’t know it would be this soon.
In the time that has passed, I got bitten by the bread-bug again. And it was bad.
It made me do lots of naughty things involving flour, yeast, water, salt and sugar. And I’m not ashamed. (click pictures to visit the recipe links)
In the midst of all that there were the staples too — veggies, meat and rice.
I’m still cooking. It’s what keeps me sane. Maintains an equilibrium of sorts. And helps match my intention to do what I love with the only thing in my life that I display some level of determination to follow through. And to keep doing that in the empty pockets of time around the rest of my life is hard. To dodge work and bake bread, to squeeze in a quick cooking session before gym is dicey, to lose sleep over baking ideas that demand to be made is somewhat stressful, and taking pictures posting them and writing out blog posts really complicates things.
It’s taxing. But it’s awesome. Trying to do it all is probably what has been equally responsible for making me feel exhausted and complete all at once.
Is that anyone out there that gets this wonderful feeling?
Hi, my name is Revati. I’m a crazy home cook, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.