Stefan's Gourmet Blog

When I’m cooking, I make almost everything from scratch using good quality ingredients. Often (but not always) it’s more work than something from a store-bought package or jar, but since I actually like to cook that is not a big problem and there are many advantages:

  • Food cooked from scratch usually tastes better
  • If you cook food from scratch, you actually know what you’re eating and it’s healthier
  • Food cooked from scratch is often cheaper

And the most important one: cooking food from scratch is fun and rewarding! It’s not really difficult, and practice will make it even easier. I’ve been cooking for myself, my husband and guests for 15 years now. And over that time, I’ve been cooking more and more from scratch. Nowadays, I hardly use anything store-bought. I’ve just checked in my pantry, and the only thing I could find was a bottle of ketchup (which I…

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Nu Leadership Revolution Blog

In this brief piece, I want to begin an exploration of burnout. Some believe burnout is self imposed by workers who can’t take the pressure. Others find that in the current economic and organizational climates, burnout is imposed by business that do not recognize or accept that workers need periods in their work days to decompress.  

During the Vietnam era, American military members often recited a refrain for which I do not have a clear attribution; although one source attributes it to Mother Teresa.  

“We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.”  

Many of the service members who recited this also suffered from the stresses of war, constantly being shelled by the enemy, constantly being on patrol in jungles where the enemy hid, constantly…

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