Monday, June 24, 2013

Food: The Universal Language

I’m sorry I haven’t posted much this month. I've spent most of it teaching summer camp for my preschoolers at Discovery School Montessori School, where I've worked for the past three years. This is the last week of camp…and my last week at the school. Next week I start my new work life as a full-time freelance writer.

Also, I've spent time with Angela, a lovely 16 year-old from Ukraine that my sister-in-law and her husband plan to adopt. She is here for the summer and hangs out with The Picky Eater and I whenever my sister-in-law has to go into work.

The entire experience is interesting since she doesn't speak much English and I know only how to say “Hello” and “Thank you” in Ukrainian. However, there is one language we both speak…food! She loves to cook. Recently we made a rustic peach pie, which I’ll blog about soon, and these chocolate chip cookies topped with M & Ms. We also hope to make some of her native country’s dishes soon for everyone to try.

Thank your for your patience as I get through this final week. I promise there will be many, many blog posts coming soon. 


  1. Hi Linda!

    Yeah! it's fixed. I find this post so exciting, a bit tiring for you I suppose. My favorite? You getting to experience cooking with such a lovely young lady. Have a ball! Share lots and don't worry. We're always hungry when we drop by:)

    Thank you so much for sharing...

    P.S. Thanks for fixing that google+ problem. Very frustrating for us non-google plus users. Some day I may need to ask you the fix it. Not that I have the problem but I know many others do. (Post worthy?)

  2. I'd be happy to help with the google+ comments fix. It's easy. Just let me know.

  3. You have been really busy and we all understand how hard it can be to keep so many irons in the air. Take a deep breath! We'll all be here when you are ready to post again. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  4. How fun for you to cook with her!
    Good luck with the full-time free-lancing.

  5. Sounds like you have been quite busy. I love your baking partner…funny how food brings us all together as a universal language. Good luck with your free-lance work.