Words Crush Wednesday – Erma Bombeck Edition

Riiiiight? Now you’re talkin’. (Although I can’t talk back because my mouth is on a very important exploratory mission. I know you understand.)

Erma Bombeck

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Words Crush Wednesday – Voltaire Edition

Oui! One of life’s greatest pleasures is food. I don’t want to imagine a world where it would be just for nourishment. That’s what nightmares are made of.


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Words Crush Wednesday – Easter 2016 Edition

Whether or not you celebrate Easter, and whatever that day means to you, this quote is a universal one. Some of my most cherished memories are of my Gran cooking up a storm in her enormous kitchen. Easter was always special in our house – we would wake up early (the only reason I didn’t mind is because I knew I’d get chocolates out of it), get dressed for Church (never ever in a dress, much to my Mom’s delight – she loved a rebel), come home and go on the annual Easter egg hunt in my grandparents’ garden. When I say my sister and I each got about 30 eggs, I’m not exaggerating. How I didn’t end up with childhood obesity is a mystery!

My Gran would spend hours cooking, and the whole family would show up to celebrate. The women were clucking around in the kitchen, the men drinking brandy and talking about dude stuff, and the kids running around, hyped up on copious quantities of chocolate, searching the garden in case we’d missed one or two eggs. These are innocent, sweet, wholesome memories, and now, as an adult, I still get the greatest joy from having the family together, cooking, laughing, eating… Easter egg hunting! Some things never change (I still don’t wear dresses!).

My happiest moments are with my family, sharing a meal, making memories, and getting fat on chocolate marshmallow eggs!

kitchen at the cooking school

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Words Crush Wednesday – Maya Angelou Edition

Do you ever feel awkward when you eat in front of people? It could be that you’re so hungry and want to wolf down a burger but this is only your second date and, well, you want to look elegant. Or that chocolate fondant was so incredibly delicious, you want to lick the plate. Come on, it’s happened to everyone! There is something so personal about sharing a meal with other people. This week’s Words Crush Wednesday quote is by the ever-wise Maya Angelou. She was, and still is, such an inspiration.

“Eating is so intimate. It’s very sensual. When you invite someone to sit at your table and you want to cook for them, you’re inviting a person into your life.” – Maya Angelou