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Summer Cooking with Family - RC Blog July 2023

Like many of you, my life is often fast-paced and demanding, and setting aside time for myself and my family can be a challenge. However, that time remains a priority for me, and amidst the hustle and bustle there's one passion that I hold dear to my heart: cooking. Cooking not only allows me to unwind and express my creativity, but it also brings my family together, especially during the glorious summer season. From backyard barbecues to picnics in the park, I thought this would be the perfect time to share with you the significance of summer as a time to connect with loved ones, cherish precious moments, and create lasting memories—all through the magic of food.

Summer is a time of warmth, sunshine, and boundless possibilities. It's a season that invites us to slow down and savor the simple joys of life. It's a chance to engage in meaningful conversations, forge deeper connections, and cultivate a sense of togetherness that is often elusive during the rest of the year. In my experience, meals have always been at the center of our summer memories. The act of coming together around a table filled with delicious food creates a unique and special bond. It's a time when we put away our electronic devices, laugh, and share stories while relishing the flavors of the season.

If you enjoy cooking but just haven’t dedicated much time to it because of busy schedules, summer may be the perfect opportunity to rekindle your love for cooking. With an abundance of fresh produce, vibrant colors, and tantalizing aromas, the season inspires culinary exploration. You can engage your kids in the kitchen, encouraging them to help with simple tasks like washing vegetables or stirring batter. This not only imparts valuable life skills but also fosters a love for good food and the joy of creating something together.

One of the most exciting aspects of cooking as a family is the chance to embark on culinary adventures. Experiment with new recipes, discover unique flavors, and explore different cuisines. Or you can start new traditions, like making homemade ice cream or hosting a themed dinner night. These activities can strengthen your bonds and create a sense of anticipation for future summers together.

It’s no secret that cooking is one of my love languages, and I hope you’ve had a chance to explore RC’s Cocina and some of my favorite family recipes. By taking the time to prepare meals together, we nourish not only our bodies but also our souls, creating shared experiences that will be treasured for a lifetime. So, let this summer be a time of celebration, connection, and delectable culinary journeys. Bon appétit and happy memory-making!

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