explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Take a Word: Grandma's Recipe Book

This theme brought back delicious memories of my Grandma Beckie Fox's cooking. I don't think she used a cookbook, and when asked for a "recipe," she'd say, "I just put in a little of this, a little of that" (in her lovely Eastern European accent). I remember my mother once trying to follow along while Grandma made strudel (or some such delicacy) and writing down the instructions as she watched. Must have been frustrating :)...and I don't think we still have whatever was written down. But the flavors, aromas, and kitchen scenes remain in my memory as some of the happiest times of my childhood.

Credits for food images: Google Images.

15 comments:

Netty said...

A delicious and yummy collage Sherry, x

Judy said...

This challenge must have brought back so many lovely memories of Mother's & Grandmother's cooking, Sherry, lovely tribute to your family!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Wonderful, Sherry. The baking looks delicious!

Grannie Annie said...

Your picture and story are a treasure Sherry...beautiful memories!

indybev said...

What a wonderful collage that, together with your memories, is a real tribute to your grandmother.

Ozstuff said...

Sherry, I think I put on a few pounds just looking at this luscious collage!! My mouth is watering and all I can think of is going to the nearest patisserie for a "fix". Is that your lovely grandma?
This is such a beautiful and loving piece.

Junibears said...
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Junibears said...

What lovely and loving memories Sherry. A beautiful piece! xx

Junibears said...

What lovely and loving memories Sherry. A beautiful piece! xx

Junibears said...

Sorry about the multiple comments, i don't know what happened. Anyway your picture must be three times as good! LOL! xx

mary.kg said...

Bonjour Sherry!
Joli collage en souvenir de votre grand- mère ! les gateaux restent toujours à la mémoire de petits enfants !
Amitiés Mary.kg

Taluula said...

What lovely memories, Sherry and so beautifully illustrated too. This would make a 'happy visual memory' for your family history. Bravo.

Marcie said...

What a wonderful tribute to your grandmother. Amazing how many memories are attached to food!

Lizbethem said...

What a lovely tribute to your grandmother! I had the same problems with my mother's recipes...I can't replicate her much-loved ginger cake no matter how hard I try.xx

linda said...

Oh look at that beautiful Challah!
I lived in a kosher home with friends for 10 years--I learned a LOT about food being love there!