Slow down...

Friends and I took a Thai cooking class which was as chaotic, messy and as confounding as cooking at home.  

When the food was ready, we gathered at a rustic farm table, dimmed lights and ate.  

The lights made it feel sacred.

So I put candles on my table at home and our family’s mood is instantly transformed.  A simple bit of beauty causes us to slow down and linger.

by Esther Hansen, RDN