How I entertained the President of the United States!
When I was 4 my twin sister, Jenny and I entertained many special guests and big wigs in the privacy of our... small town bathtub! My sister and I were the most sought after caterers called upon to entertain the elite crowd, including the president of the United States and his entourage! This honor came with much delight to our mother as the tub got cleaned with a bar of soap and our washcloths until it sparked and shined. She went through many bars of soap each time we took a bath. I wish I could say it was with lavender soap, but that details of that I can not remember.
These elite events were very elaborate, and high end, complete with a 5 course meals served on of course our yellow china, which were plastic dishes with yellow flower trim. Our guests were pleased with the attention to detail and the use of such fancy china! Each dish served had very fancy names that drew attention and awe. We were well known for our main specialty dish which was, Kushka Kashka! Our fine China dishes filled with water, mixed with soap until they turned milky white, lined the bathtub edge. We stayed in the tub until we were so wrinkled and the water so cold our lips turned blue. Although we kept our focus on our dishes and our guests.
Well many years have gone and my sweet twin sister has sadly passed. But my memory of serving the president with her warms my heart and makes me laugh. Now as an adult it still gives me great pleasure to create and quality high end lavender inspired dishes. My sister would be so delighted to know I am writing a lavender cookbook and continues to inspire me from heaven. Whether it gets served to the president or to the elite stars is not my primary focus anymore, as I see each of you as my elite audience.
I am sad I can't remember more of the fancy dishes except Kushka Kashka, but it lives on in my family. If a meal gets prepared that we improvised on...it get the elite name...yup, Kushka Kashka. This memory has now been passed on down to my kids and grandchildren along with the story of its history. So when my lavender cookbook is published and you see a recipe called, Kushka Kashka may it fill you with a smile and a laugh.
Just a little fun for Presidents Day...now go out today and make some memories!
I am Nicole Callen, lavender lover, farmer, and owner of Norwood Lavender Farm. My intention for this page is to bring you great lavender related content that you can use. Most of it contains culinary adventures that transpire in my kitchen, as I have a love for the complex floral flavor and depth that lavender brings to cooking.