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November 24, 2010

Presents from Persephone’s Kitchen | A Week of Giveaways

I’m so excited for you, dear reader.  Persephone has presents.  Surprises for you on the terrace! 

I’ve written about a few of my favorite things and now, they are here, in my Kitchen, waiting to be given away.  Beginning this Friday, I’ll be doing a giveaway a day for a week.  The kind folks at The Olive Orchard, North Market Spices, Ltd., Dine Originals Columbus, Silver Bridge Coffee and David Tanis (yes, really!) all gave me things that they knew I loved and thought you’d love, too.  (You will!)

I’ll be putting up a gift guide tomorrow with great suggestions for the foodie that we all have in our lives, then I’ll start giving away gifts from the list beginning Black Friday.  Be sure to follow me on Twitter.  I’ll be tweeting when each giveaway starts.  Good luck!

November 24, 2010

Scribble in Your Books | My Madeline

Demeter has written in the margins of her old cookbooks around certain festive recipes that our family returns to year after year.  My sister and I adore reading over who was working where, who was visiting, who the cake was made for, who might not be with us at the table for the first time that year.  It is a bittersweet reminder of times gone by and the food we served to loved ones.  I can’t remember what Thanksgiving was like in 1999, but when my mom reads to me that little three sentence snippet, it all floods back.  An auditory Madeline.

I do this in my books now, in the hopes that it will keep a record of little moments that we might otherwise forget.  Today, while on the phone with Demeter, I jotted down her old Betty Crocker pecan pie recipe from 1969.  Cherub wormed her way into my lap, eager to be included.  I handed her the pencil and she wrote her name and drew a happy face on the page facing the recipe.  No doubt this will be something that we keep forever.  Three generations of girls, sharing recipes and writing in the margins.

Happy Thanksgiving, kids.  Sending you all lots of love from Persephone’s Kitchen.

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