|sunrise on the family farm in Forks, WA|
|one of Aunt Diane's favorite flowers|
She made a fantastic chocolate pie using 2 packages silken tofu blended until smooth and adding 2 cups melted chocolate while blending. The whole chocolatey mixture is poured into a graham cracker crust and chilled. It was a "secret" healthy dessert.
She made English muffin bread in an recycled coffee can-DELISH! I'll try to get the recipe from my cousins and post later, it will be worth it.
She was the one I made the birthday cake for recently. It was a great day together with her, laughing, drinking in our time together...in part because we all knew it was her last birthday, in part because we were in the moment, together.
|Aunt Diane, Uncle Kitch, grandson Anthony blowing out candles and cousin Guy watching|
|Grandson Anthony devouring cake, his Mom my cousin Laura and my son Alan watching in awe|
Her joys in life were time with family, her husband, weaving baskets with her "Basket Bitches", seeing all 3 of her living daughters married and spending time with her beloved Grandson Anthony. She loved home made things, sincerity and being on her fresh water kyak. It was an honor and a pleasure to spend time with her, talk with her and learn to embrace EVERY DAY that life brings. Gulp in in folks, life is precious.
|our 4th of July lasagna emulating the American flag|