I had a fun artist's date this week that I thought I would share, here is more about an artist's date. I didn't leave my house, and I didn't do any "art" I did however try out a new candy that I have been wanting to try but never had the courage, so once I figured out that toffee was mostly butter and brown sugar, I thought oh I'll try that.
In life it's all about the experience right? My artist, yes I speak about my artist as a person that's part of me. ( she really is just a little kid, not always sure about her self, and wants to have fun.) My Artist wants to feel comfort and excited. Often times doing something in the kitchen helps with these two feelings. So making candy sometimes is therapeutic for me and my artist's child. It's not very logical, and it sure is not sensible... I didn't plan to share the batch of toffee I made either. As doing this as an artist's date I felt like it was my choice to "share" I can be a stingy person when it comes to candy.
I should note, that the toffee looked horrible, the butter separated, and the fat rested on top of the chocolate, so I didn't think any one would want to eat it, (no one in my family cares about looks but me when it comes to food.) If you got over the aesthetics, it was amazingly good! It also never got crispy, I thought that the thermometer hit hard crack stage, but it never got crunchy like it should have. So I guess I will try again! SOL.
I hope that if you are in need to get closer to your artist's child you can find your self in the kitchen more and more, it's there where life seems to happen, and yes I do believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Lucky for my family has me that loves to be in the kitchen, it brings me joy most days to cook in the kitchen.