I have always felt that the preparation of food for people you love, and the sharing of that food around the dinner table, is the cornerstone of family life. You are caring for family members as well as having time to communicate with each other. There are many things in modern day life that get in the way of that scenario, but it's worth getting right, and it's not impossible to achieve. Since I've been blogging I've come across so many people who also value those things and it makes me feel so good when I read their posts. In the last couple of days there are two special posts which talk about families, gathering to prepare and eat meals together, etc.:
Lee-Ann at Pear tree cottage, who writes about the women in her family
and shares some corners in her kitchen with us
Alice at A growing delight, who writes about the kitchen, the heart of the house
Thank you, ladies!
We will be spending a couple of days in the country - see you when we get back.