Sunday, February 9, 2014

Pita Bread for #ElleaPalooza


This is by far one of the toughest posts I’ve had to write. Just trying to put my thoughts coherently into words is not an easy task. I know I’m not the only one trying very hard this weekend to write about what Elle (Lee Ann) of Elle’s New England Kitchen meant to me. I’m still shocked that she is gone. It just doesn’t seem possible to me that she could be there one day and gone the next. I can’t even imagine what her family is going through. One thing is for sure, it’s times like these we realize that life is indeed short and very fragile.

If other stay at home moms are reading this, you know, like me, that the years are short but some days seem very long. On those days I would log on to Facebook, browse for a while and then stumble onto a funny video or article Elle would have shared. We would comment back and forth (she was so incredibly funny and witty) and that interaction would put just a little bit of much needed sunshine in my day. I will miss that so much.

I loved reading her blog posts, she really had a way with words, and one post that stuck with me was “It’s not a P.I.T.A. to make pita bread!”; she had me giggling at the title and once I'd read the entire post, I wanted to make pita bread right away! And she was right, these are perfectly fluffy, delicious pockets of freshly baked goodness. And yes, I ate one strait out of the oven, with butter, as is the law.

I will miss you, Elle. Your spunk, your wit, your talent; you were an inspiration. Your thoughtfulness touched so many people and hopefully, you knew how much we all loved you. Rest in peace, friend.



The pita bread recipe is from Brown Eyed Baker and can be found here. Many other bloggers are posting recipes from Elle's blog as well as tributes, they can be found on the Facebook #ElleAPalooza page. More information about how you can donate to Elle's family or participate in an auction can be found on Friends of Elle.

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3 comments:

ZeBot Zebra said...

The way pita bread puffs up is the same way my stripes (and spirit) puff up with love and laughter at the memory of Elle.

This is such a beautiful way to celebrate her -- thanks so much!

Renee Goerger said...

Elle's blog had such a wide variety of sweet and savory foods. She was so inventive and creative with her cooking and baking. I love that you chose her pita bread recipe. I think I will make this very, very soon.
Nice post and beautifully written.

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