What we keep on hand, from ingredients to ideas, shapes how we create. As we develop ideas, we become focused on processes and elements. By combining an understanding of a particular technique with an appreciation of the ingredients we have on hand, we can create a variety of dishes. Unfortunately, having the same items available all the time eventually leads to repetition and ruts. It is essential to periodically change, alter, and completely rethink what is in our kitchen. With fresh materials, our point of view automatically changes. We then create, combine and discover in new ways, without having to work very hard to do so. It's an easy way to ramp up our daily inspirations.