I met my grandmother only once when I was young. She was a immigrant from lithuania coming to America at the turn of the century. Living in Connecticut she spoke no english.What I do remember is the pot of beet soup on the stove. Made with some beef simmering in stock , beets with the tops,potato and the smell of vinegar and dill. Top with sour cream. Or my fathers abalone. I will always go back in time when I try to duplicate this.Do you have recipies that you pass on to your children?