Yes, it is hard work but I love cooking....
The other day we were working on multiple events for the week and one of the ladies helping us out part-time asked me why I work so hard and not go back to working in the IT field where the hours pretend to be 9-5. I didn't even have to think about the answer. I love what I do! Yes, it is hard work but I love cooking. Not just cooking any food but preparing healthy and healing fresh meals that I know goes to many families homes and it replaces what might have been a Chinese take out, or pizza delivery, or maybe prepared foods from local grocery stores. Those foods are packed with sodium, added this and that to enhance flavors.... Our food is what Laura would say "the way food suppose to be" , " you can feel the oxygen". Fresh ingredients and pinch of love is what we use in our food. Working in the IT might have been financially rewarding but now every time we dish beautiful containers of food for our customers, we are just that much happier. I am willing to bet that most of our clients would not get the variety of vegetables and herbs they get eating our food from any other source unless they really started focusing on it on daily basis and cooking the meals themselves. Well, who has time for all that? I didn't when I was working outside this kitchen. Not even when I had a "mom job" working at my daughters school. So, I guess I owe you all a thank you. Thank you for allowing me to come to your homes through my food and hopefully making your lives a bit easier and healthier.
This weeks menu is inspired by the thought of packing as much goodness as I can in the menu. Yes, not any different than any other week but in particular this week we have tons of herbs and greens growing in our garden and Mary is picking the first crop from the garden in Flint Hill. So so exciting!!!! Did you know that herbs are loaded with impressive health benefits. Some of these benefits include: boosting psychological health, reducing the risk of cancer, regulating bowel movement, fighting inflammation, rich in antioxidants essential to treat various health problems, support cardiovascular health, fight against bacterial and fungals, help with treating cough and cold, alleviating pains, supporting a flawless skin, supporting healthy bones, promoting healthy hair growth, help fight infections..... Also this week we will be making Kimchi. Kimchi is a korean style fermented cabbage that promotes gut health and has many other health benefits that I can go on and on about but enough for this week eh?
As always this weeks menu is inspired by what is available locally and what we are growing ourselves.
We hope you will enjoy the meals as much as we enjoy preparing them for you!
From everyone at Ezie and Emil... It's All about food... Enjoy!