To Life, Dance & Food, Always Add Wild Abandon

This Kitchen Wand is based on a Harriet van Horne quote “Cooking is like love — it should be entered into with abandon or not at all” with a nod to Yoda, `Do. Or do not, there is no try`.

Abandon is something I personally connect to music and dance. While on a trip to Findhorn, Scotland, almost three decades ago I was introduced to sacred circle dancing. The dances are rooted in simple steps that repeat and repeat. The stories experienced while dancing are about the wheel of the year, greeting the morning sun, harvesting, sharing gratitude and other themes that connect us to the cycles of the earth.

Being in the moment, adding a new ingredient, following your intuition, creating something wildly deliciously and uniquely yours, even if you find a similar recipe on Google the next day, is still about creativity and connection to an inner source, so dance!