“Once you have mastered a technique, you hardly need to look at a recipe again, and can take off on your own.” ~Julia Child
One of my favorite fall recipes is a spicy posole that I found in the “Pantry Raid” section of Better Homes and Gardens magazine 10 years ago. I’ve made this Mexican stew so often — sometimes trying my own variations — that I don’t even write a list of the ingredients I’ll need before heading to the grocery store.
Mastering any technique takes practice, whether you’re whipping up an omelette, knitting a scarf, or building a house. But as Julia Child advised, there’s plenty of room for your own creativity once you do. ~CL