While I do have favorite appliances, which I can actually use in the kitchen (that I sketched previously), coming up with a single favorite kitchen utensil was tough. Since I don’t cook, but rather love to eat, I guess it would have to be cutlery. These are tools that I can understand and use happily, unlike many other kitchen tools that just look like weird steampunk objects that I can’t fathom how to use. Eating, however, is something I absolutely love to do, so these little tools come in quite handy. Of course, I do show restraint when it comes to eating or I’d be rather large in stature, which I’m not. I actually just really love to taste things and given a choice on a menu, I’ll opt for a couple appetizers over having to choose a single main dish any day!
Growing up, I never went out to fancy restaurants. This meant, that I was an adult before I realized there was something called a salad fork or dessert fork. For me, it was always just a single all-purpose fork that could spear anything you wished to put in your mouth. Though I did meet a soup spoon and a steak knife in those days, I had no idea that dining could come with so many different utensils and rules. I hate rules, so that’s not a fun aspect for me, but the more cutlery you have sitting in front of you, the fancier the dinner feels. Somehow, it even tastes better too. I don’t enjoy recreating this at home as I’m responsible for the cleaning up so I usually vote for a less is more mentality.
We’re nearing the end of the this month’s adventure and there’s only one more day to go! It’s been a fun trip of self-discovery thinking about the things that I love most and for those of you playing along, I hope it’s been the same for you as well. Favorite is an interesting notion as it puts so much weight on our choices. Perhaps, in the end, it’s just about remembering to surround ourselves with things we truly love, rather than the things we can live without. Focusing on what’s really most important to you in life is never really a bad thing. Discovering what those things really are may be the only difficult part. But once you do, hold on to them. Even if they’re as simple as your everday cutlery.
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M. Graham Watercolors: Burnt Sienna and Ultramarine Blue. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon black ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal.
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