I’d like to add another post dedicated to Selma as I wanted to keep it food-related. As we all know, Selma was the “Culinary Queen”. I always loved how she talked about finding ingredients in her cupboard and adding them in her dishes giving a surprise element to the final product. I loved reading her stories about her son Jake and his friends, about organizing events, her gadabouts through parts of London that she favored, her taste for ethnic foods and markets. It was all part and parcel of what Selma was and how she came across. She reached out to so many folks via the blogging world, helping new bloggers like myself, and making them feel welcome.
Memorial Day was last weekend here in the USA, it always conjures up images of beaches, boats and barbeques. Besides looking forward to a nice long holiday weekend, we also remembered the men and women who sacrificed their lives. I saw a post just recently with the words “Home of the free, because of the brave”! How very true!
We got invited to a barbecue, and when I asked the hostess what I could bring to add to the menu, she said “I think we’re ok, but just because it’s you, I’d ask you to please bring something”. Now I wasn’t quite sure how to take that, was it a compliment I wondered? :). It’s fairly known around these parts that I enjoy cooking, and that I love cooking for others even more. I decided to bring my infamous Pear and Cheese Tart – hardly barbecue worthy, but what the heck I thought! It’s a recipe passed on by cousins Joe & Noreen, and it has forever had rave reviews.
……And now, I’m bringing the Pear and Cheese Tart to Angie’s Fiesta Friday gathering, it’s a real treat to meet all these wonderful folks who share the same passion. I’d like to thank the co-hosts too for taking on this brave venture. http://thenovicegardener.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/going-vegetarian-for-fiesta-friday-18/