Photo by Marta Bartolomei Edmonds.
The simple things made the biggest impression. After my parents divorced, my mom and I lived with my grandparents, Pito and Mima. Their kitchen was at the center of many a childhood experience. As I searched for memories of my mom on this Mother’s Day morning, I was reminded of a particularly sweet and fleeting moment.
I walked into Mima’s kitchen and Ma had been cooking. I don’t remember what she was cooking, but she walked toward me with a little white CorningWare bowl, a spoon and a smile. Her eyes were beaming as she handed me a spoon and offered me a taste. Delicious! A burst of pure happiness that starts at the tongue and then spreads to every part of you. This delightful treat was simply made with leftover raw egg yolks sweetened with sugar, but to me that treat was a pure infusion of my mother’s love.
These simple moments are the ones I treasure most. These memories are the ones that remind me most what mother’s love feels like: spending a minute or two together, sharing something sweet and discovering something simple and new. For these little moments I am so grateful.
Happy Mother’s Day, Ma.
If you find yourself making meringue or have a few leftover egg yolks, try this simple treat.
Sweet Egg Yolks
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon sugar
1. In a small bowl beat the egg yolk and sugar until the mixture becomes light yellow and creamy.