Ancestral Fudge

15644675_10154929608664429_1013541167_nMy grandfather Barker fell seriously ill when my father was just a boy and while he survived, he did not recover sufficiently to go back to work thus my grandmother got a job and Grandpa did the cooking for the family. He taught my father and my father tried to teach me but I don’t have much interest in the art of food preparation, just consumption.

There is, however, one exception, so last night I finally spent time learning how make Barker’s Peanut Butter Fudge at the side of the Master. That batch turned out great, smooth, chewy and peanut buttery. So to reinforce what I learned I tried again, this time solo. The results (pictured) were not as promising but still a tasty failure. I’ll try again soon.

This little episode is only mentioned as an introduction to my new Genealogy page, which also appears in the blog menu above. The links therein will take you to a human readable form of my genealogical data. While I am keeping track of all my living relatives, the links only reveal information about dead ancestors. It is my hope that distant cousins will stumble across this site and we can exchange data.

I’ll be adding to the files as my research progresses but, just like with fudge, there’s always more to learn.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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8 Responses to Ancestral Fudge

  1. Lovey says:

    I am sure you are going to make it better next time but I like the tasty failure. :-)


  2. Little Monster Girl says:

    Looks very good, my friend.


  3. Will Goodwin says:

    That’s the thing about fudge….even the failures are still edible (unless you burn it, but you have to try really hard to do that). Different recipes are easier/harder. I have made some fudge recipes that were very simple and easy. I have made some that took a lot of practice. I’ll see if I can find the easy one (it came out very good) and you can compare it to yours.


  4. Purpleanais says:

    There’s great joy to be found in cooking (and baking) but maybe it is to do with me being French (therefore, it’s in the genes lol)


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