Walking into my grandmother’s house as a child would leave me craving homemade tortillas, fresh cookies and a small hint of rose lotion. My grandmother was an avid baker, lover of cooking and a heart for all roses. She had this table to the side of her kitchen and I remember it always being filled with fresh baked goods. If she wasn’t whipping up a fresh batch of fruit kolaches, she had a pot on the stove going with her latest concoction.
It’s been years since I’ve been in that house, but I still have my memory of the way her home smelt.
Sometimes I sit back and wonder what people will remember me as? Is it the baby girl from a family of five? Mother to a rambunctious toddler? Loving wife? Some busy lady who loved to spend her time in the kitchen making goods for family and friends?
In fact I hope it is all the above and then some. Who knew your sense of smell could attach you to such fond and loving memories.
Now that I’m on the talk of different smells, I whipped up this pear and apple galette the other day. There is something about the way a freshly baked good smells coming right out of the oven. You have the aroma of fruit being caramelized in the cinnamon and sugar while there is a lightly browned crusted keeping it all together.
My final touches were to add some sprinkled powdered sugar to the top and I think it completes the final dish but you can leave it off if you want.
I hope you think of me when whipping up this galette in your home and how wonderful your kitchen now smells.
ENJOY ~ Meagan
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