I was working with a client recently and we were talking about what to do with the small kitchen appliances she doesn't use much - if at all.
She mentioned her pasta maker, how she bought it with the best intentions and planned to make a lot of pasta. But then she stopped eating gluten, and didn't really use the pasta maker any more.
We talked about selling it, or donating it...or hanging on to it, even though she didn't really have the space any longer.
What if I get rid of it and then I want to make pasta? she asked.
My suggestion was - if you want to make pasta, call your friends and find out who has one - becuase you know someone will - and plan a dinner with them where you all gather together and make pasta and sauce and salad and garlic bread...together.
Besides, we say we want to feel connected and nurture our relationships - what better way to do that - and have a cooperative. communal dinner together?