Jewish Journal

Test Kitchen

by Honey Lazar

June 28, 2013 | 9:12 am

Aunt Ruth is more organized than I can ever imagine being.  These are all new recipes waiting to be tested and rated.  Yes, she rates them, files them as being "good" or "bad," or draws a huge X through them in a favorite cookbook to make certain she never tries it again.  Being organized is another lesson I am learning from Aunt Ruth.  It isn't my reflex, so I spend far too much time looking for things.  She never does.  Really, she knows where all of her things are, because there is a place for everything, and everything in its place. 

With summer parties, tables being set, and deadlines for work pressing in on me, I am wondering where I put my glasses, placed my coffee, laid my grocery list, or even if I remembered to extinguish the lavendar relaxation candle i had burning in the kitchen!

Paying attention to small things that make life easier is one of the many ways Aunt Ruth influences me every single day.  Maybe, she can do the same for you.

We welcome any subjects you'd like us to address, so please leave us a comment, and we promise to organize it in our "to do" pile! 

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