The beauty in fresher ingredients

Over the last two months I have really been able to explore more in depth what it is like cooking with fresh ingredients. Before I saw it as "I have to wash, slice and cook something that I could simply pop in the microwave" was a waste of time and just another dirty dish. I've learned that is far from the case for me! Right now I can honestly say that I am feeling my love affair with food growing once again. It's been a long time since I felt this way. All my memories with food's greatest moments in my life keep flooding back. Like the fresh pasta lying across the extra bed in my room... The smells. The colors. The world we shouldn't be ashamed for loving.