As a food blogger, creating food and post to inspire our readers for special occasions is mandatory. Once again I sit down at my desk with an over-sized mug of tea in my hand wondering how on earth to deal with Mother’s Day. As some of you know, my mother passed away when I was younger and I didn’t really have a normal parent/child relationship with her. Last year, I talked about my mom and dazzled you with out Chocolate Jimmy Sandwiches telling you how awkward a post it was for me. In a year of posts and miles forward in the blog-o-sphere (or at least that’s what I tell myself), nothing has changed. I could take the time and anonymity of the internet to make up fluffy posts now with wonderful mother/daughter stories but it just isn’t the case.
I am lucky though, to have had several strong women shape my life and help influence me to become the woman I am today. One such woman had to deal with me in my teen years, and I can’t put into words how terrible that must have been. My father had been recently divorced, my mom was gone, and here we were living with someone new. I was a teen, annoyed, hurt and bothered. I pulled some ridiculous crap. But whether by choice or just because she was stuck with me, this one woman held on. There is more, lots more, but I am not about dragging you through that on the internet. I am happy she stuck around though, because it’s the closest role in my life that I will ever have to a real ‘mom’. Someone I call on a regular basis just to chat with, to whine to, or just to see what she is making for dinner. I like to think that’s what moms are good for.
She also really happens to like lemons. So without any more behind the scenes info, and before you leave running off to more fluffy posts, check out this cake.