While the orange buns that Lora made were indeed delicious (as is everything that she makes), the food wasn’t what captured my attention. This was a heart-wrenching ode to her father, a post full of memories she had of this incredible man and her feelings in the wake of his passing. It was about traveling to his hometown of Sicily and reconnecting with family members.
It was about sharing photos from that journey and using her blog to make sense of everything, to mourn, to heal.
I was hooked. I was intrigued. And I wanted to get to know the woman behind the beautiful, haunting words that had driven me to tears as I read them.
I don’t have a specific food memory for Ms. D but I wanted to honor her, because she is one of the most important people to leave my life. She was so proud of us, “my kids” as she called us. She had a huge cork board on her wall where she kept all of our photos. You’d see yourself grow up on that board, with new photos replacing the old every year. She always knew what was happening with each of her students. I was so proud to have her for my counselor because she was the best.
Other #FoodMemory Guest posts to check out.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 large egg
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- zest of one orange
- ¼ cup melted coconut oil (or melted butter)
- 1 ¼ cups sour cream
- ¾ cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup chopped candied ginger