Since I am often not in the country for some of the most important events in someone's life (weddings, Christmas, birthdays, the birth of children and so on), I am trying to make the most of having my nephew with me here in Gibsons (see my teaching here there and everywhere blog to see a pic of the beautiful place I am from). And one of the ways I can do that is to cook and bake with my nephew. Today we decided that chocolate chip cookies would be a great treat for our movie night. I got the recipe from the old Five Roses Cookbook that was put out in Canada ages and ages ago. My parents have had it and used it so long that the cover is missing and the pages are starting to yellow. I wish Five Roses would do a reprint because it has some of the simplest, easiest, and BEST recipes EVER. This is the cookbook that gave me fond memories of baking and making pancakes (that was a daddy thing in my house)
Anyway, this post isn't about the recipe or how to make something... it's simply about how cooking can bring families together and be a great activity to share with those that you love. Today as my nephew (a 12 year-old boy, so you know it was messy, fun and silly) and I (someone who I am suspecting might have a tough of OCD hehehe) baked together, we built a memory and that's better than the best tasting cookie.
Happy sharing the love through cooking!!!