What is it about the most memorable meals? Is it that they surpass expectation or that they contain surprises or they are in interesting settings or with beloved company? Perhaps all of those, perhaps some of those, perhaps some other element entirely. We are all so individual in what we remember, and how we remember it.
To welcome the just-born fall season heralded this week with a delicate handful of orange leaves appearing in the maple tree outside my window and the gorgeous equinox harvest moon lighting the late September sky), a meditation on food, gratitude, and the sweetness of welcoming kindness (with recipes for sharing, including Saffron-Poached Pears and Lacy Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Crunch):
http://www.sashaymagazine.com/Sashay-Magazine/September-2010/Suite-Gratitude/ (“Suite Gratitude” column)
http://www.sashaymagazine.com/Sashay-Magazine/Savoir-Fare/ (“Suite Gratitude” recipes & link to column)