If you've been reading my blog for a while, you might know that I lost my father to cancer after a really good fight. So I can relate to Eden's situation more than I wished I did. She's a tough cookie underneath what seems to be a scared little girl. At 23, she's far to young to have already lost her mother. Now she faces a road ahead that will be challenging at times, but will also provide memories that will last forever.
People keep telling her to be strong. But I told her that she doesn't need to try to stay strong...the strength will just amazingly come out of nowhere, even when she thinks she has none left.
Meanwhile, there really is nothing that cheers up a foodie like a good hour-long perusal of the aisles at a Japanese market. Thankfully, there was one located on our walking route.
|Kobucha squash makes a girl smile|
Q: Have you found that you had unexpected strength? Do foreign markets cheer you up? Have you discovered Eden's blog? It's honest, funny and full of fabulous recipes!