” I love hospitality, and I love cooking. The kitchen is where I feel most at ease and where I feel most like myself.”—Geoffrey Zakarian
- Welcoming Spirit
- Life in the Kitchen
” Every house where loves abides’ And friendship is a guest Is surely home and home, sweet home For there the heart can rest.”—Henry Van Dyke
Do you still have a welcoming spirit in your home? Does your home greet you the single person or the family with comfort and welcoming or with chaos? Take a moment and enter your front door and ask yourself for the new year ahead am I being welcomed from the chaos of the world or am I coming home to more chaos? Even if you are a single man or single father, coming home to chaos is just one more thing to deal with before you can truly relax.
Life in the Kitchen:
” I am beginning to see that the things that matter take place not in the board rooms, but in the kitchens of the world.”—Gary Sledge
Life in the kitchen is always an adventure, rather your an at home cook, restaurant cook or even a host of a cooking show on Food Network. Lessons will be learned and taught. Mistakes will be made and corrected. Is your kitchen ready for a brand new year? Are you ready for a change?
I reorganized all my cabinets before Christmas after researching the kind of skills I wanted to focus on for 2019 and knowing that I always receive culinary gifts for Christmas such as pictured in the slideshow above.
I asked you all last year Is Hospitality a thing of the past? I personally do not think it’s a thing of the past, just not as important maybe with all this social media and smartphone use these days. I personally still turn my smartphone on silence and stick it in a drawer until my company has left.
Let me ask you, Are you so hooked on social media that you can not be around your phone? I challenge you the reader to take two nights in 2019 put the phone away and show some hospitality to a special person.
” There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”—Henry James