So much to say, so much to tell, so much to get excited about!
But first of all a winner! Of course you’re all winners (we’re all winners simply because we make it through each and every day without killing each other or the cat) but today I have one specific winner and that person will be sent a copy of this book ….
Out of 177 entries (wow, that is a huge number!!)
The winner is Gigi and this was Gigi’s answer.
when its cold and wet like today I love to warm the house with a home made soup. When in season I make Lovage soup but at this time of year it has to me butternut squash with coconut milk and chilli…
…..when my kids come home from school we love to make a fresh jam roll or banana bread…. gobbled up in minutes!
Take care of your little family Cherry. I’m 3 years a cancer survivor and the first year is like a slow motion car crash, I received the all clear early on but you still feel the vibrations months later. It makes every moment in my kitchen with my kiddies special… I don’t sweat the small stuff anymore
I used the Random Number generator but I’m darned if I can get the stupid widget on my site and I’ve been at it for forty five minutes so I’m not going to bother any longer. I’m very touched that Gigi won as you can see from her response that she is a Cancer survivor and I’m realising, as she stated, that even when you get the all clear there still may be some cleaning up to do afterwards. It’s a journey, a climb and all of those other things that mean the same thing. I’m also going to try her Butternut Squash with Coconut Milk and Chili. I’ll make my own recipe Gigi and see how it compares to yours.
Gigi, please send your address to me at email@example.com
The responses that came in for this giveaway were so fantastic to read. I’m not kidding. The tales of cooking with parents, grandparents and children and creating wonderful dishes FOR other people and friends were like reading a fantastic, heartwarming book on the culinary lives of others. I think I’ll have more giveaways in the future and I got the tiniest glimpse in to why Oprah did her Favourite Things shows. Jeez, she must have been walking on air for weeks after shooting those babies!
And speaking of babies….
My sister’s waters broke the day before yesterday and she has been in labor ever since. Good grief, those Menlove children just never want to come out! But right now things are ‘progressing’ she is in hospital and the Midwife has said it all looks ‘promising’.
Come on little one, you can do it!!! Time to come out and join the madness…..and receive the love of course!
Have a wonderful weekend, I love you, I love that you read this site. I shall be with you on Monday with an update from the second part of the book shoot. I have a third part happening in January but next week we’re shooting the Christmas chapter. So you can imagine that there will be very little sleep going on because I’ll be so excited.
Have I ever told you how much I love Christmas?????………….
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