The Kitchen Therapy

I’m pretty sure spending time in the kitchen drives the swiftest hours. While your mind has settled on a dish to serve, the pursuit is not as cut and dried as the measurement in your cooking book: you can add those little blueberries you’ve been dying to try for the topping; or you can always switch the flavor from chocolate to vanilla if needed—all based on your liking.

I always think of food as a universal language that has the ability to connect people from all over the world. And even though no one has ever identified me as a good cook, putting serious thought into a dish and eventually serving it feels therapeutic nevertheless. Needless to say, ‘twas a good day for me and my sister. We grocery shopped as soon as we had decided what to experiment on, and our choice fell on this 244-gram marbled Australian sirloin beef.

The ingredients we used:
- Olive oil;
- Salt and black pepper ground for marinating purposes;
- Olive and rosemary butter for steak; and
- Onion.

We cooked the steak medium well (our mistake! We had originally meant it to be medium rare). The meat tasted quite good and juicy though a little too salty (another mistake!). We also learned that one spoon of olive oil to heat the pan with was enough (we used two, but practices make perfect, don’t it?).

As a beginner, I would say that the experience was not a total first-try failure. I mean, the meat turned out edible (it was a huge relief as I was usually awful at cooking). Furthermore, spending the weekend in the kitchen instead of just lazily hibernating turned out to be the perfect therapy that I didn’t know I needed. I now get the super popular claim of 'the kitchen therapy'. I really do.

Changing your routine a little bit could be the breath of fresh air that you need, so: get out of your bed and do something different once in a while. Let the curious side buried deep in you arteries its way out and maybe into… the kitchen.