Monday, August 07, 2006

A sad goodbye...



I just came back from a great trip to Costa Rica and learned that Cici has passed away. She was sick for a while and I knew she wasn't doing well.

I am happy that had a full and a great life. Her influence on me is huge, she is the baker in our family, though she had a law degree and worked for the municipality. One of her signature cookies is the "world" famous "Un Kurabiyesi", like the Russian tea cookies but ours have almonds on top. I will make some and post the recipe soon.

By the way, the purple ring that I wear almost everyday, that some of you make fun of it since it really has a huge stone (!!!!) was hers...

I love you and miss you very very much. Have a safe journey and may you be in peace wherever you are. My family is having a service for her tomorrow and she will be burried next to her beloved husband, granddad Rahmi...

7 comments:

Amy Sherman said...

Sorry for your loss. Sharing a recipe is a wonderful way to keep the memories of a loved one alive. It's really part of their legacy when you think about it.

Berceste said...

Allah sabirlar versin ve hep mutlu hatiralarla birlikte olun !

Baking Fairy said...

Thanks Amy. How lucky a person when they have a legacy, a memory, a moment that is cherished by others...It feels like a victory over time.

Berceste, sana da cok tesekkurler, hayat devam ediyor ve anilarimiz bizi sevdiklerimize bagliyor...

Sevgiler!

Ozlem

Honey Bunny said...

i'm sorry to hear of Cici's passing. it's great she's left so many great memories (and recipies) with you. that will last a long time.

Christine said...

Sorry to hear about your loss, although it's easier to understand when you know someone had a full life.

What a blessing to have someone like that in your life. Her warmth and wisdom will be tasted by everyone who eats your treats.

Anonymous said...

Hi bakingfairy:

I don't have a blogger account, so I will have to remain anonymous. I love your blog, found it by way of maharandi. yes, remembering loved ones and their recipes is a treasure to be shared with the world, for love goes on in the passing of a recipe.

Nihan said...

Ozlemcigim,
Cici kimdi bilmiyorum ama cok uzuldum senin adina. Basiniz sagolsun...