Join the main character, Jen, as she matures from a young child who builds block
castles while waiting for her mom to make rainy-day soup to an old woman
ready to make lunch for friends by harvesting from her garden.
Each chapter begins with a vignette, offering the reader and home cook a moment to take a breath, laugh, or reflect before starting a new cooking adventure.
The chapters continue with a full menu to complement the slice of life captured in the vignette, and the menus offer everything from breakfast to dessert, seafood to hamburgers, Asian to Southwestern, and backyard to special occasion.
Please enjoy Jen’s happy memories, embrace the special people in her life, and dream her dreams. And, best of all, pluck recipes for delicious meals out of her sacred recipe box.