Cooking with a sous-chef – part 2

When cooking with my grandmother as a young girl, I always wore an apron chosen from her vast collection.

Seemingly always in the kitchen as a busy mother, I never took time to put on an apron.

Now that I am cooking with my granddaughter, she reminds me (as I taught her) to always put on an apron before we start to cook.  In fact, aprons have become an integral part of our times together in the kitchen.  Knowing the joy we find in cooking together, we have been the recipients, from family and friends, of aprons –  even some matching ones.  Which one to wear remains a difficult decision……..we discuss the provenance of each one:

“……….these from Rome when I was a baby, the pink one with the fire dogs from Auntie Sue Sue………..”

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The decision made, we are ready to begin our adventure of making:

‘gooey cinnamon squares’

from the Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman

measuring

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whisking

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adding

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beating

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-time out for an apron change-

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stirring

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spreading

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-and yet another apron change for the sous-chef-

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dusting

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and finally tasting

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YUM!!!

8 Comments

Filed under Family history, Fashion, Food, Travel

8 responses to “Cooking with a sous-chef – part 2

  1. Karen Blake

    I so love your blogs. That little Haven is getting so big! How joyful it is for you to have a granddaughter to share the cooking and the eating of the special treats…and I love your aprons!!!

  2. Susan Hughes

    THIS IS DARLING…..SO MANY GOOD MEMORIES OX

    Susan H

  3. Anna Abbey

    I love Smitten Kitchen and so appreciate your lovely posts!

  4. Sylvia Hamilton

    Dear Susan…I’ve been flying under the radar while I keep an eye on your postings, but couldn’t resist telling you how much I’ve loved the “cooking with Haven” series, and the “Create a new look for the hutch every day” series. You are a genius in every room of the house, and I’m a grateful client! Sylvia

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