Set your oven: Mindfulness in Baking (by Julia Ponsonby)

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This series shows how mindfulness can be found in every day tasks. I previously reviewed the entries on gardening and knitting. Here is one for the bakers among us.

While each title is unique, all offer a chance to connect more deeply while doing something familiar. Here readers spend time with Julia Ponsonby who has been baking fr over 25 years. Clearly, she has had time to think about the topic.

Chapters include Simplicity, Using Our Hands, Baking for Well-Being, Baking for Enlightenment, and an Afterword. There is also a section on resources.

The timeless quality of baking and its long history are acknowledged right off. Through baking it is noted that we focus completely on an activity in the present and may therefore have that “beginners’ mind” that is a part of mindfulness. Also, the author notes that all of our senses are engaged.

I very much enjoyed spending time with this author. I liked that she shared personal anecdotes. Also, there are some mindfulness activities to practice and even some recipes.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group for this title. All opinions are my own.

Pub date: 20 June 2023

Author: joycesmysteryandfictionbookreviews

I love to read, recommend books and open the world of reading to others. I tutor to ensure that the next generation of readers will know the joys of a good book because their reading skills have improved. I am an avid reader, especially of mysteries and fiction. I believe that two of the world's greatest inventions were the public library and eyeglasses!

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