Cake is always better with fine china
When I was a teenager, I asked my mother to help me record some of her delicious recipes. It slowed her down to measure ingredients that she portioned out naturally, but I'm glad to have her legacy of recipes. But it wasn’t until this week that I tried the full recipe for one of our favourite desserts, shared below.
In an earlier blog post, I mentioned an easy way to make applesauce using a cool colander that our family used in my childhood. All the recipes I found mentioned the tedious way. Here’s how to make it without peeling or coring the apples.
It was hard to put down this riveting first-hand account of a Mennonite family’s hardship in the 1930s Soviet Union and the Second World War, ending with freedom in Canada. It was like sitting around the kitchen table listening to the author’s mother, two aunts and an uncle, share their intimate stories of survival. Insightful historical background is added to the eyewitness records.
Irene Plett is a writer, poet and animal lover living in South Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.