Reflection for Profile

Isabelle Sackett

February 23, 2016

Reflection for Profile—of my Mother

Purpose of the Remix:

The purpose of this remix is to show a glimpse of my mother. I realize that it is nearly impossible to perfectly capture any person. We are too complex of human beings to be completely classified and “captured.” I want others to see my mom in a way that I see a big part of her. Since food plays a huge part in our home, and since my mother is the primary baker/chef,

 

Topic and how it fits:

This is a remix profile of my mom. It fits into this category because I took some of the most essential and outstanding qualities of my mother, and remixed them into an alphabet cookbook/scrapbook.

 

Medium:

Ideally, this would be a printed book. In reality, this is a digital book through Apple’s ibooks Author. I thought that a cookbook inspired book would be perfect. Additionally, I picked to go through the alphabet because she taught most of my siblings and I from kindergarten all the way through graduation of high school.

 

Process:

I knew that I wanted to to a profile of my mom because she is one of the most important people to me. However, I was very nervous because I wanted to represent her in an honoring way and I wasn’t sure if I could make something that did her the justice that I thought she deserved. I honestly was nervous. I started thinking about what was important to her—but also what stood out to me about her. I realized that I would not be able to fully classify her/represent her. But I wanted to portray a part of her so that someone who did not know anything about her might have a little glimpse into who she is.

Cooking immediately stood out. My mom is always in the kitchen. She taught me to cook—like she taught me K-12. I thought about making a collection of recipes that we both loved. But, I found that to be inhibiting because I honestly wasn’t sure if some of the “family recipes” were really our recipes or if they were just dishes that we’d collected from other cookbooks. I wanted to compile something that was really personal and was not a collection of other people’s recipes. Plus, I wanted the emphasis to be on the dish and the context and not necessarily on what went into a particular dish.

I picked foods that I thought represented important dishes in our family (whether it is a particular family event or just a funny story) and then I added quotes that related to how my mom always was full of real life advice. She is more than just a chef or baker; she is my mom and I know that I can go to her for help whenever I need it.

I knew I needed a software that would be free and flexible, yet easy to use. I did a little searching and found Apple’s ibooks Author app. It has been very useful and I’ve YouTubed several different videos so that I could learn how to do different editing features on the book.

I decided to order the pages alphabetically because she homeschooled most of my siblings and I. She taught us the basic building blocks of learning—how to read and write. From those early times together, she has taught us so much, both academically and also more broadly she has taught us how to live.

Inspiration:

My inspiration for this project came from two important positions that my mother holds in my family. She is the primary food maker—whether that is cooking or baking. I remember having a lot of my conversations with her in the kitchen. She would be making dinner and I would come in and talk to her about my day. Sometimes I would dump all my problems on her. I remember also being little (3 or 4) and entering the kitchen when she was making dinner because I felt I needed to be saved from my sins. We talked about what that meant—sin and salvation—and then we prayed. The kitchen has always been an important part of my life.

Additionally, food brings people together and we did a lot of entertaining when I was growing up. At least once a month—probably closer to three—times a month it seemed that we had people over for dinner, or tea, or lunch, birthday celebrations, breakfast, brunch, lunch—basically we always seemed to be in the kitchen. So, when I picture my mom I see her in the kitchen. I thought that a cookbook would be one of the most comprehensive ways to depict her.

Works Cited:

To make the book I used…

Apple’s iBooks Author.

To learn how to work the software, I watched…

IBooks Author Templates. “PART 1 IBooks Author Tutorial – Create a Custom Template.” YouTube. YouTube, 20 June 2013. Web. 23 Feb. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQLz8l5p5ck&gt;.

IBooks Author Templates. “PART 2 IBooks Author Tutorial – Create a Custom Template.” YouTube. YouTube, 20 June 2013. Web. 23 Feb. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-p_rlXppzp4&gt;.

Tuts+Computer Skils. “Create an Interactive Book With IBooks Author.” YouTube. YouTube, 13 Oct. 2013. Web. 23 Feb. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlYSnNn55f8&gt;.

The Texts I  Used…

Amy. “Homemade strawberry jam & free jam labels.” The Idea Room. WordPress, 15 Sept. 2013. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Ari Cooks. “Lemon Meringue Pie.” Air Cooks. 18 May 2010. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

FDL. “Mini Quiches with peas and ham.” Fine Dining Lovers. Fine Dining Lovers, 2011. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Jen “Best Baked ‘Fried Chicken.’” 7 Jan. 2015, Web.

Katy. “Jam For Christmas.” This is Love Forever. 3 Jan. 2010. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Lauren. “Sunday Slow Roasted Chicken.” Paleo Good. paleogood, 2 Aug. 2015. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Tammilee. “Super Easy Home made Doughnuts.” Tammille Tips. Tammilee Tips, 5 Sept. 2012. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

  1. “Our favorite chef and Foodie quotes.” blog.chefuniforms.com. 2 Dec. 2014. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

“Doily white clip art at Clker.com – vector clip art online, royalty free & public domain.” Clker.com. 1 Mar. 2014. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

“Funny crabs, seamless pattern for your design.” 123RF. 123RF Stock Photos, n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

“Happy birthday daisies – ClipArt best.” Ciip Art Best. 2013. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

“Mummy’s fudgy chocolate oatmeal bars recipe – and our new arrival.” Story of A Kitchen. 30 June 2013. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

“Octopus Facts and Information.” KidsKonnect. KidsKonnect, 5 Sept. 2011. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.

“Red devil’s food cake.” Betty Crocker. BettyCrocker.com, n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

“Whole wheat berry pancakes.” Tammy’s Recipies. 27 July 2007. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

“Why I quit vegetable gardening.” Mother Nature Network. MNN – Mother Nature Network, 8 May 2016. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

“You don’t have to be so rutabaga ’bout it – acrylic on 1/4″ Sande wood – 8‘x8’ funny food pun kitchen art wall decor.” Etsy. Etsy, 2016. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Alyson. “Last-minute holiday sweets and treats to make your loved ones Drool.” California Home. California Home, 23 Dec. 2013. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Arnold, Joel “Ox cart angel.” 2011, Web.

Baker’s American. “http://www.bakersamerican.com/monroe/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2015/11/headline_sunday_dinner.png.”Bakers American.com. n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Bature, Rabiu Muhammad. “Health benefits of lemon.” Organic Facts. Organic Facts, 18 Dec. 2008. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Boston Organics. “Rutabagas.” Boston Organics. 2002. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Briggs Garden & Home. “African Violet Care.” Briggs Garden & Home. 2016. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

ClipartPanda. “Free Clipart images.” Clipart Panda. 2014. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.

Craftionary. PuddlesandGumboots. Pinterest, n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

D, Peter. “How to grow lemon trees from seed.” Fresh Organic Gardening. 2 Nov. 2015. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Designs, Cindy B. “A+ teacher.” Cindy B Designs. 13 Mar. 2012. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Fantozzi, Sienna. “11 Quiche recipes that will win brunch.” Delish. Delish, 12 Feb. 2016. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Highland Orchards. “Summer Squash.” Fields of Plenty. n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Hilliard, Gaye. “Deep Dish Fudgy Oatmeal Bars.” highheelsandgrills. High Heels and Grills, 21 Jan. 2015. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Holt, Hannah. “Egg knocking and lamb cake.” LIghtbuldbooks. 23 Mar. 2013. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Hopkins, Janice. “Honeybee Buzz.” Janicecolehopkins. 30 Nov. 2014. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Hopkins, John-Bryan, and Foodimentarian. “National food holidays.”Foodimentary. 15 May 2015. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

jjmcdonnell.com. “True blue Maryland Crab cake.” J.J Mcdonnell. 2013. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

KaeLyn. “Learning to use chopsticks: Coming out as Korean-American.” Rakuten Global Market. Autostraddle, 4 Sept. 2014. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.

Lebovitz, David. “Guinness–Milk chocolate ice cream recipe.”ChowHound. Chowhound, 8 Feb. 2008. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Living, Southern. “Mama’s German chocolate cake recipe.”MyRecipes.com. MyRecipes.com, Oct. 2011. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Lovins, David. “Stacked Aqua themed tea cups by Gail McCormack.”Fine Art America. Fine Art America, 2016. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Mazzone Hospitality. “Holiday dinners.” Mazzone Hospitality. n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Mel’s Kitchen. “Wheat and wheat grinding 101: The wheat {Types, where to buy, and what to Make}.” Mel’s Kitchen. Mel’s Kitchen Cafe, 17 Apr. 2013. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Merker, Kate. “Fried eggs with broiled tomatoes.” Real Simple. Real Simple, Oct. 2009. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Mike. “Yellow….” Tiny Farm Blog. 4 Jan. 2008. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Milham, Alea. “Summer Squash with Chives.” Premeditated Leftovers. Premeditated Leftovers, 9 Aug. 2012. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Miranda-Jones. “Get the Look:Romantic Dinner Party.” PopSugar. Popsugar, 27 Sept. 2013. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.

Mo, Atle. Subtle patterns. Subtle Patterns, 25 Nov. 2014. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

New Health Advisor. “Is ice cream good for sore throat?” New Health Advisor. n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

OLVERA, JENNIFER. “Roasted chicken with tomato-mint Panzanella.”Serious Eats. 1 June 2013. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Oseland, Chris-Rachael. Kitchen overlord. 15 Aug. 2013. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.

Pash, Barbara. “Buzz kill: Advocates seek to reverse trend in honeybee deaths.” The Baltimore Sun. baltimoresun.com, 20 Jan. 2016. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Pixabay. “Free image on Pixabay – Christmas ball, baubles.” Pixabay. n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Prasertong, Anjali. “Fresh flour: Grinding whole grains at home — Los Angeles Times.” The Kitchn. The Kitchn, 11 Mar. 2011. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Rattray, Diana. “Classic lemon Meringue pie.” About. About.com Food, 21 June 2015. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

S, Jen. The Dish. 30 Apr. 2013. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.

sarcher. “Pop-Pop’s Crab Pots.” Artistic Ninjustu. 2 Oct. 2012. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Segal, Jennifer. “Spinach & Gruyere Quiche.” Once Upon a Chef. Once Upon a Chef, 27 Sept. 2010. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.

Six Sisters Stuff. “Old Fashioned Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream.”SixSistersStuff. 18 May 2015. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Smith, Freda. “Peanut butter kiss cookies recipe, peanut blossom cookies recipe, Christmas cookie recipes.” What’sCookingAmerica. 2004. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Smith, Gregory. “Octopus (Tako) Nigiri – Utah sushi roll – Utah’s sushi bar and Japanese restaurant guide.” Nigiri. Utah Sushi Roll, 8 Jan. 2013. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.

staff, Hallmark. “Christmas cookie recipes.” Hallmark. n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Team, PLANTS Web Development. “Plants profile for Rudbeckia hirta (blackeyed Susan).” USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services. n.d. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.

The Texas Foodies. “Books: Yummy Mac and cheese recipes!” The Texas Foodies. 10 Oct. 2013. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

USApples. “All-American apple pie.” USAppleblog.org. 9 Nov. 2012. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Younkin, Mary. “Pan fried Italian chicken thighs.” Barefeet in the kitchen. 14 Apr. 2016. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

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Works Cited for Profile

Amy. “Homemade strawberry jam & free jam labels.” The Idea Room. WordPress, 15 Sept. 2013. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Ari Cooks. “Lemon Meringue Pie.” Air Cooks. 18 May 2010. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
FDL. “Mini Quiches with peas and ham.” Fine Dining Lovers. Fine Dining Lovers, 2011. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Jen “Best Baked ‘Fried Chicken.’” 7 Jan. 2015, Web.
Katy. “Jam For Christmas.” This is Love Forever. 3 Jan. 2010. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Lauren. “Sunday Slow Roasted Chicken.” Paleo Good. paleogood, 2 Aug. 2015. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Tammilee. “Super Easy Home made Doughnuts.” Tammille Tips. Tammilee Tips, 5 Sept. 2012. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
UA. “Our favorite chef and Foodie quotes.” blog.chefuniforms.com. 2 Dec. 2014. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
“Doily white clip art at Clker.com – vector clip art online, royalty free & public domain.” Clker.com. 1 Mar. 2014. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
“Funny crabs, seamless pattern for your design.” 123RF. 123RF Stock Photos, n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
“Happy birthday daisies – ClipArt best.” Ciip Art Best. 2013. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
“Mummy’s fudgy chocolate oatmeal bars recipe – and our new arrival.” Story of A Kitchen. 30 June 2013. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
“Octopus Facts and Information.” KidsKonnect. KidsKonnect, 5 Sept. 2011. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.
“Red devil’s food cake.” Betty Crocker. BettyCrocker.com, n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
“Whole wheat berry pancakes.” Tammy’s Recipies. 27 July 2007. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
“Why I quit vegetable gardening.” Mother Nature Network. MNN – Mother Nature Network, 8 May 2016. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
“You don’t have to be so rutabaga ’bout it – acrylic on 1/4″ Sande wood – 8‘x8’ funny food pun kitchen art wall decor.” Etsy. Etsy, 2016. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Alyson. “Last-minute holiday sweets and treats to make your loved ones Drool.” California Home. California Home, 23 Dec. 2013. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Arnold, Joel “Ox cart angel.” 2011, Web.
Baker’s American. “http://www.bakersamerican.com/monroe/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2015/11/headline_sunday_dinner.png.”Bakers American.com. n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Bature, Rabiu Muhammad. “Health benefits of lemon.” Organic Facts. Organic Facts, 18 Dec. 2008. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Boston Organics. “Rutabagas.” Boston Organics. 2002. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Briggs Garden & Home. “African Violet Care.” Briggs Garden & Home. 2016. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
ClipartPanda. “Free Clipart images.” Clipart Panda. 2014. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.
Craftionary. PuddlesandGumboots. Pinterest, n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
D, Peter. “How to grow lemon trees from seed.” Fresh Organic Gardening. 2 Nov. 2015. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Designs, Cindy B. “A+ teacher.” Cindy B Designs. 13 Mar. 2012. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Fantozzi, Sienna. “11 Quiche recipes that will win brunch.” Delish. Delish, 12 Feb. 2016. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Highland Orchards. “Summer Squash.” Fields of Plenty. n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Hilliard, Gaye. “Deep Dish Fudgy Oatmeal Bars.” highheelsandgrills. High Heels and Grills, 21 Jan. 2015. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Holt, Hannah. “Egg knocking and lamb cake.” LIghtbuldbooks. 23 Mar. 2013. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Hopkins, Janice. “Honeybee Buzz.” Janicecolehopkins. 30 Nov. 2014. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Hopkins, John-Bryan, and Foodimentarian. “National food holidays.”Foodimentary. 15 May 2015. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
jjmcdonnell.com. “True blue Maryland Crab cake.” J.J Mcdonnell. 2013. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
KaeLyn. “Learning to use chopsticks: Coming out as Korean-American.” Rakuten Global Market. Autostraddle, 4 Sept. 2014. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.
Lebovitz, David. “Guinness–Milk chocolate ice cream recipe.”ChowHound. Chowhound, 8 Feb. 2008. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Living, Southern. “Mama’s German chocolate cake recipe.”MyRecipes.com. MyRecipes.com, Oct. 2011. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Lovins, David. “Stacked Aqua themed tea cups by Gail McCormack.”Fine Art America. Fine Art America, 2016. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Mazzone Hospitality. “Holiday dinners.” Mazzone Hospitality. n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Mel’s Kitchen. “Wheat and wheat grinding 101: The wheat {Types, where to buy, and what to Make}.” Mel’s Kitchen. Mel’s Kitchen Cafe, 17 Apr. 2013. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Merker, Kate. “Fried eggs with broiled tomatoes.” Real Simple. Real Simple, Oct. 2009. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Mike. “Yellow….” Tiny Farm Blog. 4 Jan. 2008. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Milham, Alea. “Summer Squash with Chives.” Premeditated Leftovers. Premeditated Leftovers, 9 Aug. 2012. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Miranda-Jones. “Get the Look:Romantic Dinner Party.” PopSugar. Popsugar, 27 Sept. 2013. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.
Mo, Atle. Subtle patterns. Subtle Patterns, 25 Nov. 2014. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
New Health Advisor. “Is ice cream good for sore throat?” New Health Advisor. n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
OLVERA, JENNIFER. “Roasted chicken with tomato-mint Panzanella.”Serious Eats. 1 June 2013. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Oseland, Chris-Rachael. Kitchen overlord. 15 Aug. 2013. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.
Pash, Barbara. “Buzz kill: Advocates seek to reverse trend in honeybee deaths.” The Baltimore Sun. baltimoresun.com, 20 Jan. 2016. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Pixabay. “Free image on Pixabay – Christmas ball, baubles.” Pixabay. n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Prasertong, Anjali. “Fresh flour: Grinding whole grains at home — Los Angeles Times.” The Kitchn. The Kitchn, 11 Mar. 2011. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Rattray, Diana. “Classic lemon Meringue pie.” About. About.com Food, 21 June 2015. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
S, Jen. The Dish. 30 Apr. 2013. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.
sarcher. “Pop-Pop’s Crab Pots.” Artistic Ninjustu. 2 Oct. 2012. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Segal, Jennifer. “Spinach & Gruyere Quiche.” Once Upon a Chef. Once Upon a Chef, 27 Sept. 2010. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.
Six Sisters Stuff. “Old Fashioned Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream.”SixSistersStuff. 18 May 2015. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Smith, Freda. “Peanut butter kiss cookies recipe, peanut blossom cookies recipe, Christmas cookie recipes.” What’sCookingAmerica. 2004. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Smith, Gregory. “Octopus (Tako) Nigiri – Utah sushi roll – Utah’s sushi bar and Japanese restaurant guide.” Nigiri. Utah Sushi Roll, 8 Jan. 2013. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.
staff, Hallmark. “Christmas cookie recipes.” Hallmark. n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Team, PLANTS Web Development. “Plants profile for Rudbeckia hirta (blackeyed Susan).” USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services. n.d. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.
The Texas Foodies. “Books: Yummy Mac and cheese recipes!” The Texas Foodies. 10 Oct. 2013. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
USApples. “All-American apple pie.” USAppleblog.org. 9 Nov. 2012. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Younkin, Mary. “Pan fried Italian chicken thighs.” Barefeet in the kitchen. 14 Apr. 2016. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.
Works Cited for Profile
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