This morning I woke up and thought what a wonderful day this will be, as the sun streamed in through the windows, today I will take joy in everything I do as I remember the dear lady who has so inspired me. This was the philosophy of our dear Tasha Tudor, to "Take Joy". I thought about how she was so full of life, how she has been a beacon to so many. So I got up and lit a candle, to burn all day long in her honor. I drank my English Breakfast tea and read through a few books that I finally own of hers. I became acquainted with Tasha Tudor through Victoria Magazine. I used to go to the library and check out her books for two times in a row, a total of one month at a time (that was all that was allowed) then I would have to wait two weeks to check them out again, if the person that checked them out last didn't decide to be "hoggish" like me! Her books were so popular that it became difficult to get them so I saved my money and ordered them one at a time. Here is most of my collection:
I am so very proud of this one, I bought it used and was so delighted to open it up and find Tasha had signed it!
I also was so happy to find that Tasha Tudor is featured in this book, with a diagram of her garden. :o)
After lunch, I decided to watch Take Joy, as I sat and knit. I love this documentary! I then made "Becky's Birthday Cake" with the "Boiled White Frosting" from The Tasha Tudor Cookbook. While the cake was cooling, I took my tea out in the garden.
While out there, I cut some flowers, as Tasha Tudor always liked a fresh bouquet! I also weeded and planted a rose bush in honor of this day!
Just as the sun was setting, we lit the birthday cake and remembered such a wonderful lady that has brought so much joy into the world just by sharing her life!
I am thinking of Tasha Tudor's dear family and sending prayers their way, as I know this had to be a very hard day indeed...
Now, I am off to read to my family for an hour or so, by candlelight. The book tonight is going to be a selection from Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.