Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea hosts First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros. This week's intro is from The Cupcake Diaries by Katherine Kallinis and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne:
We had been waiting for years for this day to come, and to say we had butterflies in our stomachs is putting it mildly. Technically, we'd been dreaming of this day since we were young girls baking cupcakes in our grandma Babee's kitchen in
. Everything we learned about baking we learned
from her. We would stand beside her at
the kitchen counter as she worked her magic.
We remember her in her royal blue dress with large white polka dots and
one of her many Greek aprons with beautiful flower embroidery lining its edges,
her hair tied back in a white kerchief.
She taught us how to cream butter and sugar together to make cakes and
how to properly knead dough to make bread.
We watched her, mesmerized. Hamilton, Ontario