The Yoga of Baking

Sunday again? Already? The weeks have been flying by lately. I’ve been trying to force myself to chill out on the weekends, but it has been nearly impossible.


I used to be so good at doing nothing. I don’t know what has come over me. All I want to do is work on my projects: my new website, a cookbook and this blog. Even when the work is fun and rewarding, it’s important to step away and relax. That is why we recently started going for leisurely evening walks as a way to signify the end of the work day. When you work from home, it’s easy for the hours to blur. Physically leaving the house and coming back helps create the illusion of coming home from “the office”.

If you read my previous post this week, you may have heard I’ve had a cold that had obliterated my sense of taste. As such, cooking has not been a high priority. I did whip up a big batch of chocolate chip cookies yesterday. We had guests visiting from New York with their toddler and chocolate chip cookies seemed like just the snack to bring to the playground. Once again, I turned to Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere for a recipe (affiliate link). All my other cookbooks are in storage downstairs and I’ve been too lazy to dig them out. Dorie’s book hasn’t steered me wrong yet!

These cookies were a hit with the toddler and other guests. I prefer my chocolate chip cookies on the chewier side, but I thought these would make fantastic ice cream sandwiches. They are sturdy, but not dry. They are good dipping cookies! In fact, I might just dip one in to my morning coffee. How is that for chilling out?

Since I don’t own the rights to the recipe, you will have to check out the book for details.

So, how do you relax on the weekends? Any rituals or habits that help you maintain equilibrium? Let me know if the comments!

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