Preserving family memories through Project STIR

ProjectSTIR-websiteI was going to use this video (below) in Monday’s post, but as I got to thinking about it, I realized that it’s just too wonderful to force it to share space with my own family’s story. I also want to honor my family by spotlighting it solo. Hence, separate posts.

Maybe I’ve just grown super-sentimental as the years have gone by, but my friend Sarah’s new Project STIR has really served to stir things up for me emotionally. It has helped me connect in new ways with my cousins (online) and to reconnect with some of the memories of my family through recipes and food stories.

As an ambassador for Sarah’s project, I get to tell my own story, but before that I want you to watch her first video, which she has been using to promote her project. Then Monday I’ll share with you my Nanny’s pickle recipe, some photos and some of my family’s happy memories. (I sure wish I had a video of my Nanny that I could share with you, and I can assure you that if she were alive today, I would totally have her on camera making her strawberry cake … or her white beans … or her pickles.)

Please watch Sarah’s four-minute video, read the Project STIR description below and come back Monday for my story. (My post will go live at midnight tonight. If you subscribe to Suzy & Spice updates, you will receive an email whenever there’s a new post. See sidebar at right.)

ABOUT SARAH’S PROJECT:

Project STIR is a series of documentary films launched on Kickstarter. The films will follow Abuelitas, Nans and Mamaws passing down heirloom recipes in kitchens around the globe, including countries such as Panama, New Zealand, Turkey, Croatia and England. Click here to learn more about how to be involved. 

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2 thoughts on “Preserving family memories through Project STIR

  • Monday, September 28, 2015 at 8:14 am
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    Thanks so much for sharing this Suzy and for all of your help and support!

  • Monday, September 28, 2015 at 10:35 pm
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    I don’t like that connecting online stuff!! We must start planning some type of get together!

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