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Reflections from the Porch May 25, 2012

Filed under: Baking,Family — itsrebekahlyn @ 11:55 AM
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As I write this I am sitting on the back porch, listening to the crickets and a few late evening birds.  The week has been filled with shopping, eating, and meeting new people.  I was humbled to meet, Pat, a lovely lady who recently read my novel, Summer Storms, and shared with me how it changed her outlook on life.  Just in the brief time I spent with her today I could tell she was a woman of God with a deep rooted faith, and her support encouraged me that God has a plan for my writing.

Also during this week of vacation, my mother & I have been cooking recipes from our friend Teodor.  While he lives in Australia now, he grew up in Romania & has lived in Italy.  His story of growing up under communism, as told in his novel, A Luminous Future, has made me realize how very lucky I was to be born in the United States.  The wonder of Twitter has made it possible for me to get to know him and learn more about his experiences, but I am really thankful he shares his recipes.  So far my mom & I have made his cakes, Apple & Ricotta.  Both were delicious!

Vacation ends in a few more days and I haven’t had the chance to learn any of my great-aunt’s recipes.  She has been too busy shopping to cook.  Tomorrow I am hoping she will share with me how to make chocolate icing like my grandmother used to make.  In the meantime I will leave you with a picture of the Ricotta Cake topped with fresh strawberries.

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One Response to “Reflections from the Porch”

  1. onisha Says:

    Enjoying your visit. Teodor’s ricotta cake is going to be a new family favorite.


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