Her Passion (NaBloPoMo Day 27)

Watching my daughter cooking the Thanksgiving meal was like watching a good artist creating a piece of art. Her concentration, her obvious enjoyment of every moment… everything indicats to me that she has a passion in cooking/eating gourmet food.

She was not an expensive kid. Up to junior high, she preferred to wear homemade sweatshirt to school (and I wasn’t even a good tailor). If she didn’t hear a boy laughing at her, she probably would keep wearing those clothes for the rest of her life. She doesn’t wear jewelries. After receiving a beautiful necklace from her aunt, she turned to me and said, “You take it. It’s no use for me.” When the third generation of iPhone came out, we asked her if she would like to have one. “No. My phone works fine,” she said. It took us two or three years of begging to finally buy an iPhone for her. Camera, iPad, car… as long as she has one that works, she refuses to get a new one.

But she does love gourmet food. Her Christmas wish list, year after year, has several cookbooks in it. She enjoys fine dining, once in a while at an expensive restaurant, and she buys quality food and cooks great meals.

Last week, we took her out to eat at a nice restaurant to celebrate her graduation from graduate school many years ago. While eating, in my heart, I applauded my daughter (like mothers usually do) for never stopping fulfilling her passion… 😉

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About Helen C

A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".
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14 Responses to Her Passion (NaBloPoMo Day 27)

  1. GP Cox says:

    How does she feel about cooking for strangers – for instance – ME?

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  2. Your daughter’s passion sounds wonderful! And I love that she keeps her things as long as they work – I’m much the same 😄

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  3. Rupali says:

    A lovely post Helen full of motherly love. I am glad your daughter has found a passion and she enjoy’s it. It benefits both the body and the soul.

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  4. Amy says:

    That is wonderful, Helen. The young generations are so materialistic, it’s kinda of sad…
    I took a series of French bakery classes decades ago. One thing I learned from it was to appreciate gourmet food. 🙂

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    • Helen C says:

      Thank you, Amy. At first, we were going to let her take some cooking classes, maybe French bakery, as her graduation gift, but she started working right away so that didn’t work out. 😉
      Have a wonderful evening.

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  5. You daughter seems to be a very sensible young woman. And a passion for cooking and gourmet food is beneficial for people around her I would think. Congratulations with her graduation.

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