Sunday, May 3, 2015


Towards the end of Easter weekend, my mom gave a set of beautiful stemware to me that she's been storing in her basement. The set includes water glasses, wine glasses and after-dinner drink glasses. They are a family heirloom and remarkably delicate. So much so that I was almost afraid to use them. Almost. Until today that is. 

Pomegranate Italian Soda. Perfectly refreshing on this warm, summer spring day.

And actually, let's just be real, the main reason I wanted to use them was to have the Sea Salt Caramel Gelato in something fancy and since the flavors are so intense you only need a little bit. 

Those little after-dinner drink glasses were a perfect fit.

As we enjoyed using these rare stemware pieces, I couldn't help but think of my Granny.  How she made all of us laugh.  Salami on buttered toast.  The stories she shared with me in my adult years.  Zitrone Creme on Easter Sunday (the closest thing we have to this refreshing lemon-flavored German dessert is yogurt fluff-but it really can't compare).  The countless board and card games we would play together at my mom's house.  Good memories.  Thankful I'll get to see her again someday.

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