Everyone has influences on their cooking. One of my biggest influences is my Nana, who taught me how to make ravioli and many other things. Don’t forget to write down notes and recipes from your biggest influences, as you never know what the next day will bring.
I have come to stay with my grandmother and her husband to help them as she starts recovering from her stroke. Her prognosis looks good, but every difference between “before” and “after” is difficult. They need love, meals, some help here and there (especially with the stairs) and someone under 80 driving to run a few errands.
Being here feels very right. My heart is full, and I look forward to filling their fridge and freezer in return.
Internet connectivity is spotty, as is email, but I’ll be back on Monday with book reviews, reviews of some new Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free products, recipes, a review of a Solar Science lab, and more random musings. Go hug your grandmothers, and jot down their recipes. My oldest daughter is carrying on the tradition of good food in the family by making my grandmother’s cole slaw recipe for dinner with her grandmother.