Last week, we had a fun & informal chat about cooking, creativity and culture to kick off our Kitchen Party theme for August. And because it’s our last #omhg chat until September, I thought I’d include a Free printable to help inspire you!
Question 1: When you are feeling stuck or in need of comfort to spark your creativity what do you like to cook up?
- deannamullican cookies-instant gratification RT @ohmyhandmade: When you’re stuck or in need of comfort to spark your creativity what do you cook up? #omhg
- ohmyhandmade @TrashN2Tees And I know that when you want comfort food you call for pizza;) #omhg
- CormierCreative I just bought a Blendtec blender. I’ve been making awesome smoothies with fresh fruits & veggies. Better than mindless snacking! #omhg
- sparrowscript One of my favorite recipes is one for vegetarian 3-bean chili that I just came up with on my own. Tweaked it until perfect. #omhg
- InkandDirt @TrashN2Tees Yup…I am a great finger cooker (dialing for take-out)! #omhg
Question 2: Do you connect with your culture & heritage through food? Recipes past down, memories made around the kitchen table?
- Lu_and_Ed I have never been a grand cook (read, I suck at cooking) but I love to bake! #omhg
- sweet_sapling @ohmyhandmade my mom wasnt much of a cook – I love making things from scratch & will teach my kids. Esp since my son has a nut allergy #omhg
- RocajoStudio Lots of sticky little fingers and spoons being licked 🙂 RT @CormierCreative: @ohmyhandmade Cant wait til my little 1 can bake with me #omhg
- thelanguidlion @deannamullican I usually try new – i’m fearless & chaotic in the kitchen & my hubs is very strategic… adds up to an excellent time! #omhg
Question 3:When you are feeling stressed & overwhelmed what foods do you turn to for comfort? (chocolate croissants & coffee here!)
- embergrass @ohmyhandmade chocolate when I’m stressed (or cold)!! Also potato or pasta based meals are great comfort food for me #omhg
***chocolate was the clear winner for this question… paired with everything from peanut butter to wine! ***
- deannamullican tried a pressure cooker-The steam made the kitchen so fricken hot-it’s hot enough in PHX @storyofmum am smitten w my pressure cooker #omhg
- sparrowscript @ohmyhandmade Those are the days when we go get big salad bar salads at Whole Foods. Fresh veggies make me feel healthier, calmer. #omhg
Question 4: So this whole chat & theme for August is all about slowing down, enjoying the bounty of late summer & relaxing-how do you wind down?
- sparrowscript @ohmyhandmade I force myself to PUT MY PHONE DOWN and stop checking Etsy every 2 seconds. #omhg
- embergrass @ohmyhandmade I take a bath – forces me away from work. Also my ceramics class makes me forget everything except clay! #omhg
- storyofmum Yoga is pretty much the only way I’ve found to switch my head off #omhg
*** exercising, whether as a walk, doing yoga or kayaking was the clear winner… followed closely by reading & meditating ***
Question 5: Let’s finish off by sharing what we hope to enjoy, create & savour during the last month of summer…
- ThreeBySea Enjoying these last few unstructured weeks w/ the kiddo before he begins to cut apron strings and starts preschool. #omhg
***LOTS of spending time with kiddies as we have quite a few omhg-ers who are M(o)ums***
- TrashN2Tees I launched my Kickstarter project http://t.co/DYoSMb1c and am working like a maniac to get stock ready for the holidays #omhg
- thelanguidlion I’m relaunching my product line & revamped & combined website on August 15th, , taking a romantic break with the hubs (sans the Boy) and hoping for rain 😉 #omhg
Also, the deadline for the Oh My! Kitchen Party Cookbook has been extended, so be sure to submit your recipes & stories about cooking + creativity tonight!
… and Jess dropped a fantastic personal bombshell on us… ever so craftily! Read the entire transcript here to find out what it was…
Wondering what is #OMHG anyway & how you can join in? Visit our chat schedule to find out what we’re chatting about this month + what our community is all about by clicking right here. We’re taking a break from OMHG & all our businessy goodness for the rest of August, but we’ll be back in September!