Write down the first sight,sound,smell, and sensation you experienced on waking up today. Pick the one you’re most drawn to, and and write( For a bigger challenge, pick the one you’re least drawn to.)
The clock was showing 7.30 am which meant waking up time. I turned on the faucet, the sound of the water and the sensation I felt when I washed my face made me realize I’ve got to turn on the hot water side slightly more to enable it to be a little warmer than lukewarm.
I went to the kitchen for breakfast, I wanted to have something different, porridge every day was too boring, I remembered my husband once remarked, “Ranu ,how can you have porridge day after day, aren’t you tired of it?”
Today I’m finally feeling, “enough of you porridge, I must let you stay in your package, so I can turn my attention to the smell of that wholesome loaf of bread which is inviting me to toast it and eat it.”
I’ll pick the sense of smell for now. It reminds me of all the extraordinary smells we’re greeted with every day. You walk past a restaurant, there is that smell of awesome desserts which seems to beckon me to go in and have that wonderful slice of carrot cake, which makes my mouth water. Then I think of the calories each slice is loaded with I take two steps back, knowing well to consume so many calories is disastrous for my health and body, not to mention the clothes that won’t fit me.
So I keep myself away from that temptation and tell myself, “It’s not that tasty after all, the voice inside me murmurs, ‘Sour Grapes Hmm”!
Are you good at what you do? What would you like to be better at?
When I first came to Gander, Newfoundland. I was disappointed with the loaves of bread we bought. They were always moldy. I decided to bake bread myself. I never had to bake bread before, fresh bread was available in a lot of shops in Montreal.
It wasn’t the case in Gander. So I announced I will bake my own bread.My husband was doubtful, my friend told me it won’t work, when I asked why she was discouraging me. Her reply was she had tried but failed the loaves of bread she baked turned out as hard as bricks. “Please do not try she said you’d be disappointed.”
I was given a cookbook “Better Homes and Gardens,” for Christmas by one of my husband’s friends.
I took out the book made a list of the ingredients and bought them from the nearby Super market, my husband told me it was a waste of time. I ignored him I knew how can I say I cannot do it without trying.
The first six loaves of bread was not so soft, it tasted good. I knew it would get better when I bake bread regularly.After a few weeks my bead came out perfect. I stopped buying bread from the Super market. I was glad I did not listen to my friend or my husband.
I was confident once I started baking bread, it will be better than the bread we bought from the store,
Take a subject you’re familiar with and imagine it as three photos in a sequence. Tackle the subject by describing those three shots.
My three shots in sequence is bread making.
First step is mix the ingredients to make the dough.
Second step let the dough rise in the pan.
Third step is bake it in the oven.
There are many things actually the best since sliced bread. If we take into account the ones that are best for health.
I’d like to mention health benefits, since much is written about what tastes good and what is good for health. To me bagels can easily replace sliced bread as far as taste goes. Neither is healthy,because both affects blood sugar. If we want to be healthy,we’d have to strike both of them off the list.
What can we eat which is tasty and does not raise our blood sugar. According to research oatmeal is a good substitute, I’m not sure if it satisfies our palate. I eat porridge daily,I’m used to it, I’ve stopped thinking about taste. I sure am glad it does not raise my blood sugar.
Therefore what do I think is actually best since sliced bread? Keeping in mind especially about my health, which is more important,I think I’d go for bread,bagel or anything that is made with oatmeal.