I can't help but take a trip down memory lane to remember when it all began.
This is the first recipe photo I published on this blog.
It was Portzelky on December 30, 2006 and I had just a glimpse then of how rewarding it would be to document all our Mennonite Heritage favorites.
A year and a half later, in June 2008 I decided that there was enough interest in what we once considered "food our family likes to eat" that I invited others to join me in a recipe blog.
and since then my life has become richer in friendships..
more meaningful in concern for impoverished people around the world as well as needs in my own community...
more knowledgeable in technology sine then, I barely knew how to navigate simple tasks on the computer.
In 2011 we stood shoulder to shoulder holding our books...
barely believing we were co-authors of a book to celebrate and document our heritage recipes.
The learning curve in the year of cookbook making was sometimes daunting and definitely a stretching experience.
We grew closer in our friendships and I realized anew that the gift God gave me in these nine women was extraordinary.
Together we designated our royalties to build a greenhouse in the land where our families once lived.
When we saw those first plants growing we thanked God for guiding us in such a way that we could use our ordinary gifts to be multiplied in ways we had never imagined.
In April 2012 we started it all over again with a dream to share how the ten of us celebrate the many different
As I type...
I look at the faces you see above you and thank God for ...
Judy, Julie, Marg, Ellen, Bev, Anneliese, Charlotte, Betty and Kathy,
who are not only beautiful on the outside but also have hearts and lives that honor God.
This evening we will have our first in a series of book signings.
We would love to meet you all.
all for now..