Nov 27, 2011

Remembering Tessa

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Almost a year ago I lost a good friend. I had actually never met her in person, but she was among the closest, most generous and understanding brave women I have ever known. I had the joy of knowing Tessa Edwards thanks to blogging, and I will forever be thankful for that.

I'm honoring her sweet memory by sharing again one of her lovely recipes, and paying it forward to the community of adventurous and sophisticated women travelers that constitute The Travel Belles, a group I am very proud to be a part of.

The recipe is her own hometown's bobotie, a curried ground meat and egg custard dish, typical of the Cape Malay.

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  1. isnt it amazing how those we meet through this cyber world can touch our lives...

  2. Hi Lola. I also have amazing memories of Tessa, somebody I never met in person, either! I still have little things she sent in the post.. what a special person! Loved her version of bobotie and the typical Tessa description of it - great post!

  3. Tessa sounds like a very special person and her dish looks very special as well. And when you make that dish, I'm sure it's almost like having Tessa back in your life. I feel the same way whenever I make one of my nonna Angelina's old dishes...

  4. Blog friendships are the best thing that the computer world offers. I've been fortunate to meet some of my cyber friends in the real world, face to face. It is special when that can happen. You had the next best thing with Tessa. My condolences for your loss of a friend. Life is precious. I forget that too often, and you have just reminded me.

  5. I only found this now! Lola, I also miss Tessa deeply. Thinking of her as if she was still here. She is, somehow. I also still have things she sent me, or mails she wrote. These cyber friendships, like yours and mine, are so REAL! Love to you for remembering our pal!