A post for my patti..

"We are never too old for our grandparents" ~ Anonymous

Well, how true it is!! No matter how old we are, how many kids we have, whichever part of the world we are, we are the apple of the eyes for our grandparents. I am no exception!

So the other day when my good friend S at Ruchika cooks blogged about this event, I was thinking of breaking my blogging hibernation (hopefully) by posting the relationship my grandmother and I shared along with her favorite recipe.

I being the only daughter of my parents, never knew what a sibling love is like. I have some very close cousins, but it is nothing like having your own brother or sister right? But I never missed not having a sibling, thanks to my parents and my grandmother, who ensured I never missed anything in my life.

Patti, as I call her... is such strong willed woman, who was way too cosmopolitan for her times. She completed her double masters degree and remained a career woman till her retirement. Then she moved in with us, which brought a lot of difference in my life. She encouraged me to participate in every event that came up in my school or college, helped me put together essays and speeches for the competitions, helping me with my hindi lessons, sharing her experiences and bestowing me with her wisdom and what not!! And I consider myself lucky to have her see her great-grandson and play with him during her lifetime.

Unfortunately, she is no more with us. Her strong heart, that was unflinching through so many sorrows, disappointments dnd mockery, grew too tired to take anymore. And her body too became immune to the medications that were fighting to keep her alive.

So, she decided to leave us, exactly a week after I moved to the USA. It has been almost 6 months now, but somehow everyday something keeps reminding me of her. One fact that keeps haunting me and will haunt me forever is that I could not say a proper goodbye to her.

On the lighter side, she had such a great sense of fashion. She was considered to be a fashion icon in her town!!!! :) And she was such a great cook who can whip up a lavish full course meal for 50 odd guests effortlessly. And she had an amazing sense of humor, had so similar tastes like mine when it came to music, movies, food and much more. Most of the recipes in my blog are hers. And for those of you who tasted my cooking and think I am a decent cook, be assured, I inherited it from her!

Though it is hard to digest the fact that I will never get to see her again, I am positive that she is always watching over me, wishing me well! And here is the link to her favorite recipe(and of course mine too).

Thengai pal kurma or Vegetable Stew goes to 'Cooking with love' series hosted by Sara's corner, guest hosted by Ruchika cooks this month.

Hoping to meet you all again soon! Till then, happy cooking and happy blogging!


Shama Nagarajan said...
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Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely recipes

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