“Only the spoon knows what is stirring in the pot.”
I’m always finding new things to cook up in the kitchen, both on the stove and with my lens.
In organizing a few things, I came across this spoon that belonged to my husband’s grandmother, Joy. We don’t always use our mementos on a daily basis, so it’s great to photograph something extra special.
While photographing, I couldn’t help but think of Joy’s Texas sheet cakes and my favorite, coconut cream pie. My tongue still remembers the roasted essence of coconut, not too deep, not too sweet. I couldn’t get enough of that luscious, smooth as silk custardy cream and often craved a second piece. Pieces of pie disappeared quickly, so you thanked your lucky stars for one piece and savored it appropriately.
When I found this quote it made me laugh. Family cooks rarely share their deepest secrets. Many family recipes get lost in time and memory.
Only the spoon truly knows…