The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry

October 13, 2008

I meant to write this last week… While Chris was out in Colorado Springs the week before last shooting a video for Ted Dekker, I spent my nights doing homework, deep-cleaning the house, taking care of our ever-hormonal dog, watching Audrey Hepburn movies, and falling asleep with a good book. While Chris was gone, that book was The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry by Kathleen Flinn.

I love books that are autobiographical in nature or read like a memoir. The Sharper Your Knife is just that, plus great gourmet recipes and practical kitchen expertise. The book is Kathleen’s story of how she left the corporate world and emptied her savings account to pursue her life-long dream of receiving a diploma from the international cooking school Le Courdon Bleu. It’s a beautiful story of perseverance, with a bit of a love story on the side. 

Of course, every night while Chris was gone, I just cooked for myself and took the opportunity to get a little creative. I went to Whole Foods in Little Rock and picked up some purple potatoes, asparagus, and butternut squash risotto. Paired with some leftover grilled steak from the Grill Master himself, I enjoyed a lovely gourmet meal on my own.

Moments like these and books like this fuel my own dreams of experiencing Paris with Chris one day.

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