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I think that sometimes getting a meal on the table in those days was more about meat and veg, nothing like the processed foods that people eat today. I am sure those muffins and cookies were delicious though. Thanks renegadetory for your comment.
I guess cooking has evolved quite a bit since the war years and still continues to - with some amazing techniques which would have seemed inconceivable in those days. Food sure can unite people. Thanks so much for your comment EJ Lambert
I am sorry that your Mum cannot cook any longer. I am glad that you have good memories of her cooking though - especially the Asian food - which I love. My thoughts are with your family as they go through this difficult period.
That is a lovely story Cat - my memories are slightly different, I can recall the smell of home made bread, pastries and masses of pickles and jams of every description. With six kids she knew how to keep the wolf from the door. Thanks very much
Don't get me wrong... my mother could bake like nobody's business; she'd make hundreds of Christmas cookies with over a dozen varieties and give them as gifts each year. She'd start baking the first week of December and not stop until Christmas.
She sounds like an amazing Baker Cat - that kind of makes up for the leather!
Sounds wonderful Escobana, similar i expect to the 'Sosatjies' we ate in South Africa - marinated Lamb in a delicious sauce and then put onto skewers on the 'braai' or barbeque. Thank you for reminding me of those lovely carefree days Escobana.
You're very welcome! Carefree days are so precious when we grow up. As an adult we need to do our best to be carefree in a different way:-)
Forgot to mention that I stopped in on Curacao about a year ago whilst on a cruise to the Bahamas. That was an amazing holiday. How lovely to grow up there.
fpherj48 You were indeed fortunate as was I to have a mother who excelled in the kitchen. There is nothing like the smell of cooking and the sound of people eating, laughing and enjoying a meal together. You have a fine example to follow. Thanks.
Angela, You just have to love a women who can't cook! I always say that a little humor goes a long long way. i wonder if you ever kept one of those notes? Such a lovely reminder. Thank you for sharing your memories.
I guess she probably made some caramel from the butter and sugar - that's what Mum's did in those days, they made do, which is what made them pretty rare and special creatures. Thanks for sharing your memory, it's amazing how taste can trigger one.
Your Mum sounds like a pretty inventive cook. I so agree with her ethos, waste not want not - an expression I understand, having grown up in a large family. It shocks me sometimes, how much food people actually do waste. Thanks for your comment.
Hello Claudia Marie, you said it all - hamburgers made with love! There can be no ingredient more essential than that. Such a lovely thing to say about your Mum's cooking. Thank you for sharing with all of us.
hulah cagen - love sure can be an important factor when it comes to cooking - doing it without grudge or impatience is something all of us would like to aspire to - a rare quality to have - thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us.
Well, that sounds interesting - wonder if it is a good or a bad taste! I think we will have to leave it to our imagination Aupadhyay. Thank you for your comment.