Back when I was 18 years old, I lived in and traveled around in Australia.
When I made a trip to a place in northern Western Australia, called Monkey Mia, I ventured out with a friend of mine that I had made there, Lisa MacKinnon.
We had the most marvelous time, and in fact, we had some SERIOUS foodie adventures while we were in Shark Bay and the surrounding area. (Remember, Lisa? LOL)
Lisa and I have kept in contact over all these years, with Facebook being a great tool to stay in touch.
Well, we are a little older now, and Lisa has children and lives back in her home country of New Zealand in Cambridge. Her two children, Talia & Jackson, who happen to be extremely adorable & clever, are two of my biggest fans, along with their mom, Lisa.
Photo Right: Talia & Jackson watching Cooking with Kimberly Shows on the laptop.
In fact, they enjoy Cooking with Kimberly so much, they honored me by creating a dish they love to make with a native New Zealand fruit called feijoa. Not only did they create this dessert, they made a video to show me, my fans & the world, How to Bake Feijoa and Apple Crumble New Zealand Style, that I wish I could have tasted myself or had smell-a-vision!
Photo Left: Talia in the kitchen prepping feijoa for their Cooking video they made for me.
Talia, my dear, you are simply amazing and truly awesome on camera…What a personality! Keep up the good work and helping your mum in the kitchen. I am so proud of you!
To which I made a video response, being overwhelmed by how awesome that was they thought of me!
Today, I had the utmost joy to wake up, log onto Facebook and have a photo posted on my wall by Lisa showing her son, Jackson, watching one of the episodes of my show with my mother on the laptop. Lisa explained:
You even have Jackson watching your videos Kim!!! He just said “this is cool” and then “shush up Talia, Kim’s a model“!!!!!!! Haaaaaa, I kid you not!
If that’s not the absolute most precious & endearing thing you’ve ever seen, I don’t know what is!
Jackson, you’re awesome, Dude!!! Can’t wait to see you cook something in the kitchen with your mom & Talia!
Not only am I extremely flattered by this family’s cooking devotion, but I absolutely relish the fact that Lisa cooks with her kids and encourages them to learn how.
Great mothering, Lisa! You’re instilling life-long skills, and a life-long appreciation for good food and good health! Good on ya, mum!
Now, I haven’t ever had the pleasure of meeting Talia & Jackson in person, and I haven’t seen my dear friend, Lisa, in 17 years, believe it or not…nor have I ever visited New Zealand, which is totally on my bucket list! Wow, I’d love to visit and cook with them in their kitchen too!
Sit tight, little chefs!
Currently, it’s the middle of the night in New Zealand and they won’t see this post until they wake up, but I do hope I put half the smile on their faces that I had this morning seeing this photo.
A big thank you to my Biggest, Little Fans in New Zealand, as well as all of you who make it possible for me to do what I love to do…Cook & Teach You How Too!
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I hope you enjoy this Food Fun on Cooking with Kimberly. Until next time…
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