Friday, January 30, 2015

Years Ago and A Memory Of My Mother

All through my mother's lifetime
she made the best slaw.
Can remember her holding a head or 1/2 of cabbage
always using a hand grader.
I could never quite master doing this,
even if I cut a smaller wedge of cabbage
could not hold it correctly.
My grader in image
I have had for many years.
My small Cuisinart chopper
is perfect for me in so many ways
and use many times a week.
Also several small tools I use for grading.

Main difference between my mother's slaw and mine
is my addition of small amount of red cabbage and green peppers.

This morning as I was making this slaw my mother came so vividly to my mind and
realized that she will be gone 15 years in a few days.
She passed away at 82 a few days before her 83rd birthday.

Miss her....

13 comments:

Rebecca said...

Ahhhhhh...isn't it interesting what triggers our memories?

Texture of slaw makes such a difference, I think. Do you ever share your slaw dressing recipe?

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

I just use a tiny bit of sugar
and Hellman's Mayo. Sometimes a dash of Apple Cider Vinegar.
Never would I use something from the store or the bagged slaw :)

Judy said...

Every time I try to grate anything on my metal grater, I nick my knuckles!!

Barb said...

Your slaw looks delectably colorful. I miss my mother every day - she has been gone half my lifetime.

Tabor said...

A favorite food, a familiar smell can really pull us back in time. I am sure that your mother misses you!

Beverly said...

my mother was older than your was. She was 81 and has been gone 18 years. I dream of her every night. We shared a bedroom because we lived with my grandparents and I wake up every morning and realize she is gone. Makes me so sad.

Sandra said...

Your coleslaw looks really tasty. I love that salad. I like the way some of the food we eat is connected to people that are dear to us.

Kay said...

My mom makes the best slaw too. I hope she'll be able to continue making it for many years to come.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Judy, Barb, Tabor, Beverly,
Sandra and Kay, thanks for visiting.
My coleslaw also has carrots in it and I think the red cabbage
is what makes it look
so colorful..

Wisewebwoman said...

A bouquet of posts I savour when I visit you.

My mother birthday today, she would have been 101 but died far too young.

One of her recipes I can't make, for "choux" pastry. You keep stirring in pot until right consistency and then stuff with real whipped cream or cheese and mushroom.
XO
WWW

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

WWW, memories of our mother
never leave us :( and who would think that as I age
I seem to miss her more.

Anvilcloud said...

What a SLAWpy post. (Sorry ... No, I'm not.)

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Anvilcloud, just read some of your comments on this and past post :)