Can I tell you a secret? I think my kitchen is a magical place. Honestly, sometimes I believe I could solve all the worlds problems if I could just get people to sit down at my kitchen table and let me talk to them over a plate of homemade cookies and a cup of coffee. Oh, I know it’s a completely pollyanna view of the world and unrealistic at that – still sometimes I can’t help but wonder about the magic that is a kitchen full of love and hope. Don’t get me wrong, I’m just enough of a cynic most days to see the flaws in my plan and in humans in general, but a girl can dream can’t she?
While I might not be solving all the world’s problems in my kitchen, there is still plenty of power and magic happening. Recently Jeff and I decided to start teaching classes out of our home and kitchen. We’re so excited about this and the first one went really well. I can’t wait to do more. World leaders might not sit down at my kitchen table and resolve the issues that plague us, but these classes do mean that I can empower people to preserve their own food, cook from scratch, garden, get creative and change their lives with the work of their own hands. When I think about it that way, I think that’s even be better than those lofty world leader goals I mentioned above.
If you’re local (in the Flathead Valley area of Montana), please see the current schedule for dates and times of upcoming classes. For those of you who aren’t local, stay tuned for a series of web classes starting in late August.