October 9, 2019 - In the Kitchen
Hi everyone, welcome back to my little corner.
As the temperatures have started dropping, I find myself spending hours in my kitchen.
The kitchen has always been my favorite room of the house, actually from a very young age. It is where I've spent most of my life, first as a tiny toddler at my great grandmother's feet, then as a teenager around the kitchen table drinking tea, eating biscuits (cookies) and chatting with both my great grandmother and grandmother, and then as a newly married mom, making meals for my loves.
So it's always been a place I've found to be a safe haven, a peaceful corner of the home.
It is also where everyone gathers, holidays, dinners, we tend to end up sitting in the kitchen chatting.
But when Fall and Winter come around, I find that I spend even more time in there. There are foods and certain things that I mainly make when the temperatures have cooled down.
Yesterday, I spent the day pottering around, I prepped meals, made pickled beets and some more tomato jam.
The hours went by, I listened to soft music, fully immersed in the hum drum of the chores before me, and blocked out the stresses and worries that daily life seems to bring upon us. While I'm the kitchen, I often think about my great grandmother, the type of woman she was and just how much I miss her.
There are certain tastes, certain smells, and certain moments that are intricately connected with her memory. What I wouldn't give to have her beside me, to share another cup of tea, a biscuit and a chat. I miss my grandmas and my great grandmother and especially those moments that we often take for granted, knowing full well that one day they will be over, but never quite thinking the time is coming anytime soon.
So while I continue my journey here on earth, they continue theirs in Heaven. We will see each other again one day, but for the moment, I revel in every minute I'm in the kitchen and try to keep their memories alive in the things that I do, the food that I make and the love that I have for my home and family.
After all, I learned from the best!