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One of my favorite rituals is to have a slow breakfast in a huge kitchen. That’s how I remembered it when I spent summer vacations in the home of my maternal grandparents. My home today does not have a huge kitchen with a matching huge table. But with the open kitchen, which is integrated with the dining and living areas, I still can replicate the experience. It’s great to be together in one space with loved ones and eat a hearty breakfast. I feel that we are then better able to take on the day with more strength and grace. But during the work or school week, breakfasts could be hectic affairs in most households when we’ve got to prepare ourselves and the kids (for those who are parents), to face the day. With the horrific traffic situation in our cities, we have to factor in precious minutes and hours for…