My friend and fellow baker/food-blogger, Lauren, recently lost the love of her life. He was her husband to be and I cannot even pretend to imagine what she is going through and this beautiful letter she wrote to him breaks my heart. He loved Banoffee pie and Lauren had one in the freezer for Mel but it got left there and tossed out by movers after Mel passed. I once read a story about saving things for "special occasions" but that every day is a special occasion; we don’t know if it will be our last. It’s hard to live by that though and it’s somewhat sad that we may only realise we should appreciate every moment after we have lost something or someone we were not ready to lose. She posted his favourite recipe for anyone to make a pie in loving memory of Mel and it was an honour to do so. I have never made one before; I actually haven’t even tried one. I have no idea who is going to eat the pie with me but I wasn’t going to wait for a special occasion anymore, it’s for Mel. It’s for Lauren. It’s for all of those special occasions missed. It’s for now.
Dedicated to Lauren.