I hope I haven't worded the title TOO weirdly, because I don't know of any other way to express myself!
But recently I cooked a version of Linguine alle Vongole, and I love, love LOVE the sight of the clams opening up in the steam! I know it's nothing new or exciting but as a fellow CH (can I call myself that?) I have a few quirky kitchen habits myself. I just loved seeing the clams open and to paraphrase, "yield their meaty juices" as I'm sure I've heard Nigella say that before.
Any of you have any favourite 'sights' in the kitchen? Other than seeing other people chow down on your food of course =p