Monday, July 7, 2008

Now let's hear from my brother

Since I got such a great response to my first blog entry, I thought it would be nice to hear from some of my family members. We each were touched by Nanny in our own way and she had a way of making us all feel special. What we do share, though, are the memories of her in the kitchen and all her wonderful creations. Here's a memory that my brother wanted to share.

"I have to say that one of my favorite food memories of my Nanny was from when I was in grammer school. I attended a Catholic school and every Wednesday we had a half day so that the public school children could use the school for Religious instruction. I used to race home because I knew that Nanny would be there with a pot of sauce and a plate of linguini waiting for me. I have to say that she cooked the best sauce. She used to make a whole pound and I used to eat most of it sharing the rest with my sisters and some friends if they were there.

I also remember Saturdays in the summer when she used to cook the flowers from a zucchini plant and make little fried cakes with sugar on it. There was never enough to go around and my family and I used to fight for the last one."

The zucchini blossoms were incredible! In fact, my mom has started making them the last couple of summers. It took her a couple of tries but she finally got the consistency just right! Later this summer when my mom makes them and teaches me, I'll post the recipe along with some pictures!

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