What is Weekword? Weekword is just about what it sounds and looks like - week, word. Each week a word is selected and bloggers are invited to participate in being creative in using or defining the word. So, of course, The Distracted Cook had to be one to say "count me in." Never having known about Weekword before, I am flying blind right now. I can hardly wait to see what the seasoned Weekworders do. I know that I will learn a lot and find many new blogs that will fill my head with wonderful visions and ideas. If this sounds like something you would like to do, then you should visit the site I did to see what this is all about:
The challenge is to somehow be creative in using, thinking about, illustrating, or just plain musing about the word of the week. When I first saw this word, my immediate reaction was that NOTHING is simple in the life and kitchen of The Distracted Cook.
But, that is not quite the truth. In reality, there is an inner simplicity to all of our lives if we just can figure out how to connect with it.
For me, it has always really been about getting down to the very basics of any issue. I like to think in terms of structures and outlines and building blocks. I usually try to reduce something down to its bare bones so that I can understand it and learn from it. That is a good practice for me, especially in the kitchen!
When you really think about it, almost all our attempts to produce something in the kitchen are just elaborations on some very simple ingredient, technique, or procedure. Sounds pretty simple to me. And when things look really complicated I take my trusty highlighter and start underlining like fury! My cookbooks end up looking like some exhibit in a graphics shock experiment. But it works! It really works. And so I do believe in this week's Weekword. I know that it is a word from which I can move forward. I know that simplicity is a concept that works in my everyday life and in all that I do. It is a Lifeword for The Distracted Cook.
Don't you think it would be fun to be a Weekworder too? Visit the Silver Linings 4 Me blog at blogspot and join the rest of us who are working around this week's word.
Yes: Weekword = Simplicity!