|Pear upside down cake|
|The rain gutters on my guest|
house get a thorough cleaning
|Pork tenderloin with chopped dates,|
roasted cauliflower and a salad made
a perfect Sunday supper
|Sliced Bartlett pears are layered over|
brown sugar; then the cake batter is
spread over the pears
|Cooking is one of the ways I honor|
my mother's legacy
With my herb garden outside swathed in layers of burlap to ward off the chill, I sat before a roaring fire in flannel pajamas and drank a toast to my mom. I think she would have loved the little farmhouse I bought a dozen years ago. She would have enjoyed how I’ve used her flare for design and décor to make this home my own. She would relish the joy I derive from a Sunday afternoon engaged in the culinary arts she so adored. Ruth Lucile Tobler would have turned 99 years old today.
Happy birthday, Mom.