I was presented with a hand carried jar of processed Ukrainian market Peppers and Tomatoes prepared and canned with love. I stared at the delightful contents through the glass jar for weeks on my counter. I contemplated how to best present and share this gift of “gold”. I wondered if “Anna” would know how much this handmade gift meant to me. After all…I had never met her in person. Her love was felt in the hand carried gifts brought back by her friend. I studied the foreign language on the metal lid and thought, “I have never seen a more cleverly invented seal design”.
The contents served several groups of house guests in a lovely Cucumber appetizer I designed. I will remember the taste all my life and will never be able to duplicate it. I am sharing this with you today… […]