Pick your battles

As you know if you read my blog I’m writing a book. It’s about my motherbattle and, to a lesser degree, me. I loved her and we were always close. But what’s fascinating is, in dredging up these old memories, I’m noticing aspects of her personality, her character, her being I wasn’t really aware of before.

Maybe I’d seen it, known it all along, but it never registered with me, most likely because I Continue reading

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Day 354. Full Flavoured?

More recipes today.  But this one isn’t what you’re expecting.  At least I don’t think it is.  Because it has nothing to do with the kitchen.  Now you’re really measuring cupsconfused, aren’t you?  Fear not.  All’s about to be made clear.

To be honest, when I first saw Monday’s WordPress Weekly Writing Challenge, I passed it by.  But after yesterday’s post, where you found out how I make bouillabaisse, I decided to give it another look:

“How does the old saying go — girls are sugar and spice and everything nice, and boys are snips and snails and puppy dog tails?

Aside from not knowing what a snip is, I don’t buy it; we’re much more complex than lollipops and unicorns and toy trucks and frogs.  This week, we want a window into the complexity that is you.  We want your best recipes.

We don’t mean we want your best recipe for fried chicken (although we’ll take that, too — a good fried chicken recipe is always handy).  We want the recipe for all the bits and pieces and quirks and foibles and loves that make you, you.”

It’s a pretty tall order, but I’ve decided to give it a try.  Here goes: Continue reading