'Darling, every day is a gift,' my father always said. I am reminded of his poignant words daily in so many ways, as every new day brings with it gifts in many forms. Being reunited with my beloved partner after a long absence. A telephone call or visit with my dearly loved son or daughter. A quiet moment and cup of tea with a close colleague. A family of wrens darting about my garden. Lunch with a dear friend. Parcels on my doorstep. Bartering jam for eggs and lemons. A farewell party that brings tears of joy, laughter and smiles. A bargain found at the local op shop. Gifts from friends. And the serenity that follows prolonged stress sometimes delivered as a curved ball by life.
Good things and gifts in my kitchen this month...
My friend, Celia, at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial, hosts this monthly series titled In My Kitchen, where you can meet food enthusiasts, cooks and bloggers from Australia and around the world. Pop in and visit, and say hello.
Tell me, what's happening in your kitchen this month? And do you approach each new day as a gift?
Hello. I'm Liz, a writer, cook and traveller based in Canberra, Australia.
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