Cooking in my kitchen commences with three essential rituals: turning on some music, pouring a glass of wine, and lighting a candle. Only then is my counter prepared for the sacrificing of vegetables, grains, and proteins. AMDG. Ad Maiorem Dinner Gloriam.
In the spirit of supporting local, natural, and environmentally-safe products, I love Pacifica Candles. This Portland-based company has a great line of soy candles with exotic fragrances using natural oils. Read more on the company’s environmental commitments here. Currently (or would that be currant-ly?), the Spanish Amber fragrance is tantalizing my nose. Escape into another world with your Coltrane, Chianti, and Candles for an enlightening cooking experience!