Whether consciously or subconsciously,women imitate other women. We draw from those we admire and those who take time to teach us . The best way to "become who we are created to be" is to be led by our mothers and sisters. We might be biologically connected to these women or they might be people whose paths have crossed with ours any place in the world. As a woman with a gift or talent (we all have them), we can then teach and lead others. In our family, cooking and eating are times to link generations and we begin to teach the culinary arts early in a child's life.
Today is no exception as my daughter Kala and granddaughter Ava prepared a quick and easy summer appetizer.
Fresh Fig Appetizer
8 fresh figs
1/4c. honey or blue agave sweetener
1 fresh lime
cracked pepper corns
First, mix the juice of one lime with the honey or blue agave.
Next, slice the figs in half (Ava is given a spreader and a couple of figs). Fill each fig-half with 1t. of goat cheese. Arrange figs on serving plate and drizzle the sweetener over them. Finish off with fresh cracked pepper.
While it takes a little time and patience to include a little one in food preparations, gardening or whatever it is that you do well, the payoff is great. Legacy is established, mentorship is birthed and trust binds lives together.
Time and love connect us to the future.