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Barefeet In The *******

Barefeet In The Kitchen

Many years ago when I ***** started blogging, I became a frequent visitor to Mary Younkin’s blog, Barefeet in the *******.  Mary’s recipes have always been the kind you know will ****, and they’ll taste amazing too, so be careful because you may want to make them all!  I’ve made many of her terrific creations over the years and am always thrilled with the results.
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Barefeet In The Kitchen

So, while I still advocate for cooking barefoot in the *******, I have a word of caution: Being carefree doesn’t mean you should be absent-minded. Cooking barefoot in the ******* can be dangerous; sharp knives, heavy pans, *** liquids — all can pose a threat to your precious toes if you’re not careful. As long as you have this in mind while you’re doing your ***** around the *******, you’ll be just fine.
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Barefeet In The Kitchen

Why I go barefoot in the ******* is inextricably linked to why I cook in the ***** place. Cliché as it may sound, my small apartment ******* is my sanctuary; it’s where I feel most comfortable and relaxed. When my day is hectic or I’ve got something on my mind, I always gravitate towards my *******. I’ll wash a bunch of kale, chop veggies, make a batch of quinoa, or slow-roast a tray of subpar tomatoes — anything to fall into that familiar rhythm of cooking.
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Barefeet In The Kitchen

The variation “barefoot and ******** in the *******” has been associated with the phrase “Kinder, Küche, Kirche” (translated “children, *******, church”), used under the ****** Empire to describe a woman’s role in society. A comparable phrase, “Good ****, Wise ******”, emerged in the 1870s in Meiji *****, and was used as a means of restricting female access to the ****** realm there, before spreading more widely in East ***** culture.
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Barefeet In The Kitchen

A ******* extension of this sense of freedom and joy, then, is to be truly unencumbered in the *******. At the risk of sounding like a hippie in a field of wildflowers, there’s something about being barefoot that makes you feel grounded and connected to your environment; there’s no barrier between you and your surroundings. Going shoe-less is just how I roll in the *******. I’d never even thought twice about it until our lively discussion at The Kitchn retreat.
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Barefeet In The Kitchen

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 weights + scriptures When Mike brought **** a humongous weight bench (that takes up almost our entire Arizona room and can be seen from the front door!) a few years ago, I thought he was nuts. But now it’s part of my favorite morning routine. Two mornings a week, in between the time that I send my *** **** and my little **** to ******, I lift weights and read my scriptures. Mike and I use the StrongLifts 5×5 app. I **** that it is simple (just five sets of five reps for three exercises). The app keeps track of how much weight I am supposed to lift and counts down my rest time in between sets. I **** that I don’t have to think about it, and in between my sets, I can **** into the ******* and think about my scriptures instead. Combining my scripture study with my weight training gives me time to focus and think about what I am reading. It forces me to slow down. I feel like I get more out of my reading, and lifting weights (something I thought I would hate) makes me feel stronger, have better posture, and feel more confident. I look forward to these mornings almost more than any others. posted by stephanie at 8:45 AM 0 comments Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest links to this post
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Barefeet In The Kitchen

weights + scriptures When Mike brought **** a humongous weight bench (that takes up almost our entire Arizona room and can be seen from the front door!) a few years ago, I thought he was nuts. But now it’s part of my favorite morning routine. Two mornings a week, in between the time that I send my *** **** and my little **** to ******, I lift weights and read my scriptures. Mike and I use the StrongLifts 5×5 app. I **** that it is simple (just five sets of five reps for three exercises). The app keeps track of how much weight I am supposed to lift and counts down my rest time in between sets. I **** that I don’t have to think about it, and in between my sets, I can **** into the ******* and think about my scriptures instead. Combining my scripture study with my weight training gives me time to focus and think about what I am reading. It forces me to slow down. I feel like I get more out of my reading, and lifting weights (something I thought I would hate) makes me feel stronger, have better posture, and feel more confident. I look forward to these mornings almost more than any others. posted by stephanie at 8:45 AM 0 comments Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest links to this post
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Barefeet In The Kitchen

When Mike brought **** a humongous weight bench (that takes up almost our entire Arizona room and can be seen from the front door!) a few years ago, I thought he was nuts. But now it’s part of my favorite morning routine. Two mornings a week, in between the time that I send my *** **** and my little **** to ******, I lift weights and read my scriptures. Mike and I use the StrongLifts 5×5 app. I **** that it is simple (just five sets of five reps for three exercises). The app keeps track of how much weight I am supposed to lift and counts down my rest time in between sets. I **** that I don’t have to think about it, and in between my sets, I can **** into the ******* and think about my scriptures instead. Combining my scripture study with my weight training gives me time to focus and think about what I am reading. It forces me to slow down. I feel like I get more out of my reading, and lifting weights (something I thought I would hate) makes me feel stronger, have better posture, and feel more confident. I look forward to these mornings almost more than any others.
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This past spring, at The Kitchn team retreat, I sat around a table with my fellow editors and admitted something rather controversial: I don’t wear shoes in the *******. This admission sparked harrowing tales of severed toes and other knife-related atrocities, but I dug in my (barefoot) heels and stood by this cooking faux pas. Here’s why.

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