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Balance and Precision.

You might have already guessed this, and some of you know first hand, that I'm a bit of a perfectionist. It's gotten so bad that I even annoy myself. Most jobs around the house I insist I do myself mostly because I don't trust anyone else to do it the way I like it.

I have these multicoloured dishes and I have to line them up in the cupboards not only from biggest to smallest but also in accordance to the order of a rainbow. You know: red then orange then yellow then green then turquoise then blue...etc. It actually physically hurts me when I see someone putting them away in the wrong order.

I've arranged and rearranged the kitchen pantry cupboard several times because I start freaking out when something isn't where I expect it. All the spices in one place, all the muffin cups in another, all the pasta here, all the cans there. You get the picture. One time, while putting away the groceries, I ran out of space on one shelf where the garlic just HAD to go and I began hyperventilating. That's normal right?

Ok before I debase myself completely let me just reassure you that I don't have to flick the light switches on and off twenty-two times before I enter a room or sleep with my shoes on. Yes I am a little obsessive compulsive, but only about the things that really matter. Aren't most artists? Something about the creative genius maybe.

Baking is all about balance and precision. Maybe that's why I like it so much. It's about sureness and confidence. It's about knowing that when you mix flour, eggs, baking powder and milk then stick it in an oven it will rise if only a little.

So without delay, here's your recipe of the day. Apple Yogurt Dip with Cinnamon Bagel Chips in honour of balance and precision.


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