Less has to be more these days. Less sleep = getting more work done. Simple math, but really the only constant in my packed life currently. The next four weeks will be filled with ever so many deadlines, probably more than I can count with my two hands.
One of the most satisfying moments in a kitchen has to be the successful attempt to (re)create a dish from scratch, without a recipe & no ingredients given, merely the recollection of what it tasted like when you enjoyed it. A dish for instance that you had at a restaurant or a store-bought something rather.
When I was a kid, my mum often asked me in the morning what I wanted to have for lunch after school and chances were high that my first or second choice would have always been thin pancakes filled with jam and cinnamon sugar – it was nonnegotiable, from my point of view.