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catnav-scrapmoir-active-3Post #61 – Women’s Memoirs, ScrapMoir – Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnett

Eat, Love, Panic –
And Then Make Focaccia!

By Pamela Bell
Monday Morning Memoir Blog

During the three years my family and I lived in Florence, Italy, I got a vacation from medical scares. At home in the U.S., when you call a doctor’s office, they put you on hold and that recording comes on and tells you about all the scary cancers you might have. The media is constantly scaring you about harmful foods, and the warnings are contradictory. Red wine helps prevent cancer; wine causes breast cancer. Fish is great for your heart but don’t eat it more than twice a month because it’s loaded with metal toxins that can kill you. And there’s my personal favorite: worry raises the risk of Alzheimer’s disease so if you worry, you better worry.

In Italy, when you call the doctor, [click to continue…]

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Memoir Contest Winner: Honorable Mention for Mom’s Winter Noodles by LaTawnia Gray

by Matilda ButlerJuly 29, 2010
Memoir Contest Winner: Honorable Mention for Mom’s Winter Noodles by LaTawnia Gray

Join us in celebrating LaTawnia Gray’s award-winning story, a remembrance of her mother’s homemade noodles that has spanned the years. Come for the story and leave with this wonderful recipe. This is a memoir vignette worth conjuring with.

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Memoir Contest Winner: Honorable Mention for Cookie Confession by C.J. Barbre

by Matilda ButlerJuly 15, 2010
Memoir Contest Winner: Honorable Mention for Cookie Confession by C.J. Barbre

Grandmothers have been important in the lives of many children and never more so than to C.J. Barbre. C.J. shares the memories of her first three years with her grandmother and the later time they spent together. This is a touching story that concludes with her grandmother’s Oatmeal Cookie recipe.

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Memoir Contest Winner, First Place Tie: Southern Ways to Mold a Lady and Fill Out a Skinny Girl by Joellyn Simpson Avery

by Matilda ButlerApril 22, 2010
Memoir Contest Winner, First Place Tie: Southern Ways to Mold a Lady and Fill Out a Skinny Girl by Joellyn Simpson Avery

KitchenScraps Contest Winner, Joellyn Simpson Avery shares a lasting set of childhood memories. She writes, “Every flavorful dish and its preparation carry snippets of DNA—the markers of our food memories, which travel with the recipe and evoke one of the greatest pleasures any creature can experience.” For Joellyn, her memories of food are mixed with memories of an abusive aunt she lived with and the lovingly prepared recipes become a bridge to forgiveness.

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KitchenScraps: The Ultimate by Matilda Butler

by Matilda ButlerFebruary 4, 2010
KitchenScraps: The Ultimate by Matilda Butler

KitchenScraps: If you love oatmeal raisin cookies, then you’ll enjoy Matilda’s memoir vignette plus recipe for The Ultimate Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, Version 1.1. A fun story and a great recipe that is just about as healthy as you can get with a cookie.

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Cooking Memories, KitchenScraps and Julia Child for Christmas–Plus Writing Prompt and Recipe

by Kendra BonnettDecember 29, 2009
Cooking Memories, KitchenScraps and Julia Child for Christmas–Plus Writing Prompt and Recipe

In keeping with our Julie & Julia theme this week, Kendra recalls cooking with her mother and includes a writing prompt that could put you on a path to publishing a KitchenScrap. She also includes a treasured family recipe for sauted Medallions of Beef.

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Julie & Julia Week at Women’s Memoir Writing

by Kendra BonnettDecember 28, 2009
Julie & Julia Week at Women’s Memoir Writing

Women’s Memoirs celebrates the last week of 2009 by dining on Julie & Julia. We’ll discuss what the blog, book and movie mean to memoir writers, foodies and bloggers.

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