Friday, 14 January 2011

ginger jam

found some "ginger preserve" in the cupboard, think its some kind of candied ginger jam kind of stuff, no idea why its in the cupboard, must have been in a recipe or something.  Anyway, I unscrewed the lid and had a whiff...... the smell instantly made me think of my nan.  it was like the smell of it only related to my nan, nothing else.  its weird when that happens, the scent of something can recall a memory of something or someone so strongly but also so unexpectedly.  i think she used to eat some sweets that were made with caremalised ginger and so that must be where the connection comes from.  it was kind of nice though to have memories of my nan spontaneously flooding back like that....... miss you nan

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