Deep and enduring ties to food are something we all understand.
From favorite dishes that complete our holiday meal to special birthday cakes anticipated all year to sweet nibbles that conjure even sweeter memories, we all have comfort foods.
Over the past week, shaken by my brother’s sudden and tragic passing, countless memories about him have been relived.
Some of those memories involve foods he loved.
For example, the apple cake I made for his birthday. He would whisk away the whole cake with a “thank you” and a mischievous grin. The entire cake would be sliced and frozen so he could heat and enjoy a piece each day for several weeks after his birthday in mid-October. He told me many times how a single slice under the broiler with a pat of butter made an awesome breakfast. That makes me smile.
Then there were peanut butter cups at Christmas, plates of pulled pork barbecue and the fatty part of the Easter ham (it’s true, the fatty part)…all foods I associate with him. All foods I wish I could rush to the kitchen to whip up and have him sit down to enjoy…just one more time.
I hope you will do just that for someone you love today. Visit my Recipe Index for inspiration, bring joy to someone’s plate and make a memory in food. There’s comfort there.
Let’s meet back here Wednesday, Honey Bunch.
I want us to get back on track, talk about issues concerning you and discuss what I have in store for February’s Food Solutions.
Will it be difficult to push through? Absolutely, but I’m going to do what I know my brother would expect, and that is to carry on and continue with my work helping you live the best gluten free life you can live.
Thank you for your support and sweet emails. They mean more than you can imagine.
Now, go call your sibling and say “I love you”…