Something New

It’s post-Easter Springtime, and everything seems to be popping out of the ground overnight. The world is remaking itself, as it does every minute, hour, day, week, and season. I’m reorganizing my kitchen for the first time in years, moving things from one cupboard to another to fit my family’s current needs and interests (why do I still have a snack drawer only a few inches off the floor when my sons are now taller than I am?). My husband is diving into subjects he hasn’t thought about since high school, working his mind in different ways. There’s just something in the air that encourages trying new things – or seeing familiar things in new ways.

After taking a baking class at King Arthur Flour Baking Center last week, I bought a kitchen scale. For the first time in my life, I’m going to measure my ingredients by weight rather than with my measuring cups. It’s more accurate and makes fewer dirty dishes. I may have to adjust some of my older recipes that don’t list weight equivalents, but it’s a minor inconvenience. It opens up a whole world of recipes that don’t list cup equivalents, including most of the ones in my beautiful French pastry book. New horizons in a favorite pursuit…

What will you do with your Spring, your yearly renewal? What adventures await outside your door, in God’s amazing creation? Let’s go find out together…

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