Remembering Lost Loved Ones Through Food

Hi everyone. It’s been a rough week with the passing of my teacher as well as my father’s birthday. He would have been 86.

We spent the evening playing “Grandpa Edward Trivia”.

Unfortunately, my kids never got to meet my father so I thought this would be a nice way to teach them bits about him so they could have a connection. They really enjoyed it.

What I realized was that a lot of the trivia was centered around food. Boy, did my Dad love to eat!

Here were some of his favorites: Blueberries, peaches, grapefruit, plums and cantelope. He also loved  fresh corn on the cob, coffee with sacharin tablets, any and all ice cream with nuts, baklava, bread and butter , Bosco chocolate syrup, lunch meats and eggs with kippers.

As you can see, this list is filled with a lot of pretty unhealthy items so I decided to pull out the ole cupcake holder and turn it into a shrine for some of the healthier items on the Daddy Trivia food list-fruit.

Using this cupcake holder allows the fruit to be prominently placed . Research shows that when fruits and vegetables are visible, they are more likely to be eaten.  Having them separated also allows them to breathe and last longer than if they were crammed up against one another in a bowl.

Lastly, using the cupcake holder for fruit justifies my having purchased it when I actually use it only about twice a year for cupcakes :-).

Happy birthday, Dad.

What unlikely tools or gadgets do you use in the kitchen?

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