INSPIRATIONS

Every month, every day someone leaves us to live in a different space. Friends, family members, and furbabies have died before us The older we get, the more we experience people leaving before us, and leaving us behind. I miss those who have gone, but in their own ways they live on. They exist inContinue reading “INSPIRATIONS”

SAYING GOODBYE

It was almost 30 years ago when I bought that black sweater. Over the years, it has kept me warm, gone on dates, seen me through good times and bad. My black sweater stayed with me longer than some friends. Then the day came, that I had to say goodbye. I was so worn outContinue reading “SAYING GOODBYE”

MOM MEMORIES

Maybe its because Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching or that a picture of my mom appeared in my Facebook memories page, or that we have been talking about mom memories as Pampered Chef consultants, or all of the above that has me thinking about my mom and the lessons she taught me in the kitchen. Continue reading “MOM MEMORIES”

BARBECUE, BRAAI AND PAMPERED CHEF

Every season of the year is filled with opportunities to gather with friends and share a meal. This is true across the world. Summer is filled with opportunities to gather and barbecue. The fourth of July, in the US, is the most popular holiday for barbecuing followed by Memorial and Labor days. Barbecuing is oneContinue reading “BARBECUE, BRAAI AND PAMPERED CHEF”

FONDUE, ME AND YOU

It has been a few years since I have written about fondue, but given that this is National Fondue month, it is a good time to reflect on Fondue again. Fondue is one of those foods which has varied in its popularity over time. However, in some cultures, like Switzerland, fondue is a sacred food.Continue reading “FONDUE, ME AND YOU”

SPACE AT THE TABLE

I woke up this morning thinking not so much about food, about how we come together to share meals together and create memories. This year, I have been reminded in numerous ways that sometimes this is not possible and sometimes what has not been possible becomes possible. This past week so many people around theContinue reading “SPACE AT THE TABLE”

R is for Roslyn Kamin Jacobson

  If you have been keeping up with my working my way through the alphabet, you know I just wrote my R blog last week (R is for Risotto). Today, however, was my mother’s birthday. She left this world in 2001 and is the one who in numerous ways fed my love of cooking andContinue reading “R is for Roslyn Kamin Jacobson”