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Ways to make cooking enjoyable

Remember, the decorative features of your kitchen are one of the main elements that determine how you feel when cooking. Made in a kitchen that is comfortable and not easy to use, the food is more difficult and boring than in kitchens, where everything is easily taken care of. Cramped spaces make it difficult for you to move. Small kitchens that are not well planned turn cooking into a frustrating task. Therefore, you should definitely turn your kitchen, albeit small, into a functional area where you can move easily.

It was prepared by homify.com.tr, an international decoration and architecture site.

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Good planning of your kitchen means you can easily access everything you need when cooking. For this purpose, after arranging the area where you will move, what you need to do is, of course, to organize the kitchen utensils according to your usage habits. Make sure the tools you use most often are at hand and easily accessible. Also remember that the tools you use when cooking in the kitchen always strengthen your cooking experience and help you try different recipes.

a kitchen counter with fruits and vegetables

Another element as important as kitchen appliances is the choice of pots and pans.  Refresh your hard-cleaned, worn, damaged cooking pots. Remember, you don't need a lot of pans and pots, but you need good quality ones.

a kitchen with white cabinets

Most people don't need to wear aprons because they wear casual clothes when they start cooking. However, the apron not only prevents you from getting dirty, but also puts you in the mood. It helps you feel like a professional cook and focus on your tastes. For this we recommend using witty, stylish, colorful aprons.

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Do yourself a little favor while you cook. For something you love, a cup of coffee or an ice-cold lemonade in summer... Little sweet cookies...

a cup of coffee on a plate

Getting a radio for your kitchen, or installing a wireless speaker in your kitchen cupboard that can connect to your phone (and therefore the songs you listen to from your phone), will make your time cooking much more enjoyable. Of course, for those of you who aren't very involved with music, a small TV will also work in the kitchen. The intention is not to get bored when chopping onions or stirring the soup.

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Innovation always makes our daily lives better. If you are not conservative about your palate and open to new recipes and flavors, every meal you make will become a new experience, a new element of curiosity for you. Even add a shelf to your counter and keep cookbooks for your new recipes on that shelf. You can turn the idea of "What should I cook today?" into a pastime and be inspired by these books in your kitchen.

a kitchen with a shelf and shelves

If there is a light window in your kitchen, be sure to grow your own herbs and spices in small pots! Dill, parsley, mint or rosemary plucked from the branch will add fragrant smells and freshness to the atmosphere, which also increases your enthusiasm to cook. In addition, if you have a place, it is possible to grow leafy herbs, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers for your salads.

a wooden shelf with vegetables and bread

Unfortunately, when it comes to cooking today, women immediately come to mind because, according to the perception of gender roles, cooking is still seen as a woman's duty. However, we now live in modern times, and in these times all family members living in a house need to share the full burden of the house. The fact that cooking becomes a duty of responsibility to the woman in the house is, of course, a factor that makes it impossible to make it enjoyable. After all, a job you do by necessity always turns into a frustrating task. Especially when working couples spend time together in the kitchen, producing something together, it is also an activity that strengthens the relationship, ensures quality time, and shows that equality between men and women is not only in words. So cook together! Not only with your partner, but with your (overgrown) children, your roommates, your mother, your father, your brother... You can be sure that the dishes made together are much tastier.

a man and a woman in a kitchen
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