"What are you doing?" she asked.
"Dehydrating the raisins." I shot back. There was a brief silence.
"All of them?" she responded.
"Uh, no, just a few to try something out." I said
I tend to go all in. I was about to start coating all of the rye soaked raisins in maple sugar before putting them in the dehydrator. Aki caught me in the act. Now we have a nice sized batch of maple-rye raisins in the dehydrator. And we still have a relatively large jar of rye raisins to explore other ideas.
Too often I get caught up in the idea of the moment. I forget about the other possibilities. And by the time my large batch of whatever it is, is done, I have missed out on exploring other ideas. (So has Aki because usually there's nothing left to work with.) For better or for worse I end up with an extremely large amount of whatever it is I was making. I am working on taking the time to slow down and step back. To test ideas in smaller amounts. My sense of urgency is a great motivator but it should never be the deciding factor in what happens in our kitchen.
February 14, 2009
February 14, 2005