Today you can find me over at The Shiksa in the Kitchen. I am participating in her Passover Potluck so I would love you to head on over to check out my 40 Clove Roast Chicken. Roast chicken is one of my fave things to make and eat. There is something so comforting about it. It brings back lots of memories of my father. Aside from my Lasagna I think Roast Chicken was his favourite thing for me to make. I did this one quite often. Sometimes I would switch it up and do it with sauce or do it on the BBQ. Whenever I make chicken I think of my Dad and smile. That’s the greatest thing about food, the sense memory it evokes.
I’d like to thank Tori for inviting me to join the Passover Potluck. It was an honour and privilege to participate. For me it was also a growth experience. I am not Jewish so it was great learning more about the customs and traditions. I wish my food had that much history and culture behind it. If you do not know The Shiksa (are you living under a rock people?) you should get to know her. She is a class act. She is a Culinary Anthropologist. She takes you on a journey into the history and people behind the food she cooks. Every visit to her blog is a chance to learn something new. I love that.
There are lots of other participants in the Passover Potluck so feel free to poke around and get to know them all. Lots of talented bloggers took part. I encourage you to browse through them all and show them some love.
Whether you celebrated Easter or Passover, I hope you were surrounded by those you love and food you enjoy. After all that’s what holidays are all about. Spending time with those you love and sharing your lives together. Those shared moments are what makes the life so special. Appreciate them and do not take anything for granted. Much love to everyone!
And we cannot end this post without inserting a little Lunatic humour. I was so happy to be asked by Tori to do this. Then the panic set in. As you all know my camera is beyond ridiculous. I have a very, very, very (I could go on all day, that’s how very it is!) old Kodak Easyshare. While I love Kodak this camera is a dinosaur. And not in a good vintagey (what? It’s a word!) kind of way. The settings are so limited it’s practically impossible to lose the graininess in the photos. Plus I have not mastered my ninja camera skills yet. I am trying and improving but it’s a process that is slow to say the least. So this post took 2 days of agonizing photography on my part. I tried everything to get the right shot. On the second day I finally had an epiphany about light and let’s just say the snapping got out of control. And the family was starving as no one was allowed to touch the bird until the photo was perfect. Let me just add that it also took 2 birds to get it right. I tried a lemon version too which I’ll blog about another time. Anyhoo (my sis’s fave word), I had to get creative to get the shots I wanted so I’m going to show you the blog room while taking a photo. I think I moved every piece of furniture in here and the stacking and leaning was incredible. One wrong move and it would have been like dominoes I’m telling you. So enjoy the photo of chaos at the Lunatic’s. This is to show those who don’t blog what some of us go through to get a decent food shot. Natural light, artificial light, light, light, light. It’s all about the light! And standing on chairs to get the right angle while trying not to fall off. Enjoy!
Toodles and smoochies! xx