A mother is someone who cannot be replaced. Being a mother and a daughter, I am seeing both sides of it.
As a mother, my heart is full of joy and enjoy each and every moment with my boys. My day begins with them and ends with them. I am at that part of life where we are inseparable. I cannot believe one single moment without their noise and love complaining about it.
As a daughter, I have the best life one could have. I am a single child and enjoyed my mother's love all by myself. We were so happy together, shopping, cooking and just fooling around that I forgot God had other plans for us. Seems like I am not one of the lucky ones to enjoy these days a little longer. I lost my Mother 2 ½ years ago and since then, as much as I look forward to the special celebrations on the Mother's day, I also dread it. I miss Amma (as I call my mother) even more and have a tinge of jealousy when I see other's talking and hugging their mothers.
To celebrate this special day and remember our mother's I decided to make a small post with a group of my friends from Blogging Marathon group who have sent their favorite recipes and a small tribute to their Mothers. It was so much reading them and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.
Archana from The Mad Scientists Kitchen's tribute to her Mom.
It is so beautiful that I have tears in my eyes every time I read it. She has sent this recipe of Kari Kadubu to celebrate her mother.
Harini from Tamalapaku has sent in this about her mother.
“My mom, Smt. Suguna Rupanagudi, is the most generous and caring person in my life. I cannot thank her enough for being there for me when I needed her the most. She is an affectionate and loving person and I am blessed to have a mother like her.
She’s always come out very strong in tough situations and I salute her grit and determination in the way she handled each one of them!
She is an extraordinarily talented cook who can win hearts everyday.
She has entered into her 70’s and is still active on Facebook pursuing her passion for Telugu literature. May God bless her with good health !
These Venna cookies / Butter Cookies are my mom’s signature cookies. All my family, extended family and friends wait for an opportunity to enjoy them and she is sweet enough to make them as edible gifts for all occasions. The world might have a different name for these cookies but for my kids they will always be ‘ammamma cookies’.
Mayuri from Mayuri's Jikoni has sent in this tribute for her mother.
Mireille from The Schizo Chef sent this recipe which her mom bakes every year for her Birthday.
Rafeeda from The Big Sweet Tooth has sent this about her Mother -
Renu from Cook With Renu has sent this about her Mother.
And now comes my turn to talk about my Mother and this recipe of Chakkara Pongal that is one of her signature recipes.
Sushma from, From My Kitchen to Yours has this for her mother.
Happy Birthday Sushma to your Mother from all of us.
chef Mireille says
what a wonderful post and so glad to be a part of it. great tribute!
This is such a lovely tribute to all the moms. A beautiful post that reminds us to cherish every moment with our moms and memories we have.
Lovely tribute to Mother's day. So awesome to read about how much food impacts our lives .. and our moms!
What a wonderful tribute for Mother's Day! I loved reading about all the special recipes...I wish I could try them all too!
Lovely tribute to all mothers, mothers are best cooks in the world, no one can repeat the taste which they make. Great post. Yes memories of mother is always there to cherish.
Camilla Hawkins says
A lovely compilation of dishes and tributes for Mother's Day:-)
Mayuri Patel says
A lovely tribute to all the mums. Sandhya this write up has brought me a little closer to the other blogger friends. For some of us who miss our mums, we move on with life with hugs and kisses from loved ones and good memories of time spent with our mums. For those whose mums are still with us, make the most of every moment you get with her. Don't forget to show how much you love them.
Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth says
Such a beautiful post... lot of emotion and a lot of feelings that went in to it, from you as well as each and everyone who participated in it... Thank you so much for making me a part of it too...
Marisa Franca says
What a lovely tribute!! Moms can't be replaced and I miss my mom every single day. We were very close and I inherited her love of cooking. She put love in everything she made. I'm so glad I had a chance to read what these wonderful ladies had to say about their mothers.
Veena Azmanov says
Oh, Sandhya! this is so true. I lost my mom a few years ago and there is not a day that goes by when I don't think of her. There is always something I cook or the parenting that makes me think of her. This is a great collection of recipes. Saving this for later.
Gayathri Kumar says
Awesome Sandhya. Even I dread Mother's day and feel jealous when people talk of their mom. But guess, we are unfortunate there. But still they have left us sweet memories to which we could hang on for the rest of our lives.
Yes this saying is so true. I am now a gramma....and this takes the meaning to a whole new level. I lost my mom when my youngest daughter was 3. She missed seeing them grow up....all the special days...the weddings....and the birth of great grandchildren. I treasure my time with my daughters and grandchildren.
Such a lovely idea -- Beautiful and very very emotional post Sandhya. I don't think there will many dry eyes after reading this post.
Claudia Lamascolo says
Very heart felt post. I love that you did a tribute and this was lovely. I so wish my mom was stillaround not a day goes by without me thinking about her especially in the kitchen when cooking her favorites
A beautiful compilation and sentiments expressed by all.
That is such a lovely lovely compilation of anecdotes dipped with love 🙂 great work, Sandhya snd thanks to all the fellow bloggers who wrote in too. I truly missed sending my piece & regret it terribly now.. this is one wonderful tribute 👌👌
Sandhya this is a beautiful post. I realise I am not alone in missing my mom! Love your efforts dear. I think you must have cried buckets when you wrote this post I must salute your efforts. Thanks for including my sentiments about Amma.