My dad was very fun and very adventurous,
and from a formative age I learned to value men who would do things on a whim.
- Rachel Hunter
My older son had a hankering this week. Don't ask me how or where these desires come from (out of the blue) or what triggers them. When these urges come over him, I have little choice (at the risk of being labeled "Bad Mother") but to drop everything, tie on the apron and mettre la main à la pâte. I best show an unparalleled enthusiasm in his project, stand by, smile on my face, offering guidance and advice when asked, admiration when not. He arrived at the apartment, grabbed the beautiful blue and white cookbook, La Cuisine de Vefa, that he had offered me for a birthday past, and began flipping through it rather single-mindedly and energetically. "Can we make this?" he asked, stabbing his finger at the recipe for Jam Tart.