"An ode to a foodie"
You are the "mirepoix" of anybody's soul,
a thousand times worth more than gold, let truth be told,
to live, love and share good food,
and never miss a minute of this magical interlude!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Fall soaps that smell like pumpkin pie
Pumpkin soaps that smell like pumpkin pie
I make these little pumpkin soaps for a client. She has four bathrooms and has them decorated with apothecary jars filled with these little conversation pieces during Thanksgiving ! She reckons that if the kitchen has a pumpkin pie aroma, then why not the bathrooms as well! I bought the " pumpkin pie" fragrance from an on-line soap company in Seattle. These soaps are packed with olive oil, goats milk, shea and cocoa butters and weigh 3oz each.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my readers who celebrate Diwali, to have a joyous one!!!
I live, love and share good food in a very jovial and unpretentious manner. I believe that very seldom should overindulgence supersede constraint.
So let us savor our food!
Please join me on this culinary journey as I cook my way through an array of gastronomic delights!
Almost every story begins with “My Grandmother”. Well, so does mine!
She was an outstanding confectioner and demanded nothing but perfection. My mother on the other hand was a runway fashion designer and dressmaker and nothing short of a fabulous baker and gourmet cook as well.
My family is of Malaysian descent and grew up in South Africa where almost everything was natural and organic. My Grandmother and Mother exposed us to this type of lifestyle at a very early age and for this I shall remain eternally grateful.
Their mantra was that hospitality would get you everywhere, so now I am trying to follow in their footsteps.
I too roast the coconut and grind the spices and use only the freshest butter and cream because ultimately this love for food is what generates everlasting friendships.
This blog is in memory of my Mother and Grandmother and all the great ladies before them!