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Old 02-04-2014, 07:22 PM   #11
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I am so sorry for the loss of your husband.
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:55 PM   #12
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J - I am so sorry for your loss, my condolences and hugs.

May I suggest looking for a new cookbook, something you've never had much experience with. No need to cook anything from it, but reading through could give a little inspiration, buying the ingredients...my thoughts are with you!
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:17 PM   #13
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J - I am so sorry for your loss, my condolences and hugs.

May I suggest looking for a new cookbook, something you've never had much experience with. No need to cook anything from it, but reading through could give a little inspiration, buying the ingredients...my thoughts are with you!
If this interests you, Chowhound.com chooses an interesting cookbook each month and then people cook from it and post and discuss their results. It's quite collegial.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:56 PM   #14
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I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how you feel.

I think you'll be back to enjoying cooking when you're ready. One day you may feel like cooking a dish that was special or fun for the two of you and look at it as a way to connect with his memory.

We're here if you need us.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:12 PM   #15
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My sincerest condolences for your loss J. As some have said, I can't begin to imagine how you feel. I know I would be totally lost without Mrs D. You can have comfort in knowing there are all of us here at DC, who will be there for you.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:50 PM   #16
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I'm so sorry to read about your loss. My condolences. As others have said, give it time. You will probably find your interest in cooking when you are ready.
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:54 PM   #17
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I am so sorry for your loss J. I really can only imagine the profound sadness. In time, I believe your joy for the kitchen will return. You must give yourself some time, everything in your life is different now, it only makes sense that it will take time to learn how food/cooking fit in to this "different life" I truly believe this will come as you heal. My thoughts are with you dear and I wish you peace.
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:00 PM   #18
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Oh, J, honey. Wish you would have said something sooner. You know we're all here for you. {{{hugs}}}
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:18 PM   #19
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I am posting again to give you another hug
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:26 AM   #20
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I give you so very, very many hugs. I am so very sorry.

I remember when my grandfather passed, (we called him Bunni, we are Romanian) my Nonna (my grandmother) lost her love of cooking also.

I was young, and Mamma stepped in, very slowly, and encouraged her to cook again. Nonna moved away from her grief and began to cook for her children and her grandchildren. I saw this, your post, and I'm going to call Mamma and let her help you with this. Please be patient with us, for there is a large time difference between the USA and Romania.

Nonna has passed, but I think Mamma can help you. I'm sure she will try.

Now you're stuck with me, and I wish I could help you.

Do you have family such as children and grandchildren? Do you have wonderful recipes you can cook for them? Can you do this? It may help, yes?

I'll call Mamma and maybe she can help. I just feel that you must keep cooking, whether it is for family, neighbors, or church. You loved cooking for your dear husband, yes?

I do know that Nonna fell to a slump after Bunni passed, but she brought herself out of this by being creative, and the cooking continues through my Mamma and me.

I'll call Mamma. She is very good with these things. Now, I'm praying for you and keeping you so very close in my thoughts.

I'm your friend.
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