The more I cook and the more I’m inspired by other people, the more I realize art plays a big side-kick role to the science. This is not to discredit the science, which it certainly is. And I’m actually really interested in that part. The book On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen has enough to last me a lifetime! And as an experimenter, it’s so interesting to test different flours, amounts of baking soda, and substitutes for the regular ingredients.
Recently I watched a short documentary on a Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz. They built a house with a wall of windows facing a beautiful vista, where the sunset is never blocked. In their retreat, just barely snuggled in the woods, they look out to rolling hills and a small pond. It’s a simple get-away, but represents them, their strength to create, and attention to detail. Everything had a story to tell.
I loved the quote towards the end: “We love to have people in here all the time, when you make something beautiful you want everyone to be part of it and that makes it even more beautiful, that makes it grow.” Says Lilah Horwitz.
That’s it. That’s what this blog is, that’s what my home is – a beautiful place that is made more beautiful when others are there. And that’s the only way it can grow and I can grow. I can’t tell you how much I’ve thought of this quote since I watched that video. I hope Carrot Bowl becomes a beautiful space that others want to visit and contribute to. We will grow in our exchange and we will both be made more beautiful because of it.
And if you’re looking to have people over, sharing your own beautiful space, this might be the perfect casual dinner. This twist on regular pizza is fun to eat, the kids love it, who doesn’t love cute little packages that are fun to dip?! The combinations are endless to what you could add. I like using cashew cream and beans as the base to whatever else goes in. Next time I’m adding even more veggies to the beans before I put them in.