I Love the Scents of Cooking

Saturday, 9 Dec 2006 | Cooking, Family, Food

I have a Dutch oven filled with beef stew simmering in the oven right now. The smell of the beef and the wine is wonderful. The smell makes the house seem so homey and comforting. The scent is especially noticeable upstairs. Smells must rise like heat does, becuase I can always smell my cooking most intensely at the top of the stairs.

When I was preparing the stew, one step calls for me to saute coarsely chopped onions in the oil the beef cubes were browned in. The smell of onions sauteing is one of my favorite cooking smells.

I've already added carrots and potatoes to the beef stew and in about 15 minutes it will be time to add peas and Italian parsley. Then it will be time to sit down and sample my cooking. I made this stew especially for Erin because she has been sick with a cold and a cough for a while now. It's a bowl of love which will warm and comfort her.

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