Missing Grandma’s Raisin Pudding…

I always manage to have a big helping of my Grandmother Mitchelmore’s raisin pudding. It has that great vanilla flavour, bountiful amount of raisins and texture of sweetness, creating a perfect pudding – ones only grandmothers seem to know how to prepare. The raisin pudding during a Sunday dinner at Nan’s house is truly a treat. Maybe the art of food for traditional meals get enhanced by the younger generation over time.


It has been quite awhile since I’ve had the pleasure of Nan’s homemade soups, puddings, bread and other treats. While on vacation this past August, I got news that my grandmother at the ripe age of 81 years had broken her leg.

My Nan is a very active senior, as she maintains large flower beds, vegetable gardens, does crafts, makes quilts and also does quite a bit of travelling. Although, the past few weeks have been the quiet road to recovery, no doubt in the coming weeks she’ll be back on her feet as busy as ever.

I’m certainly looking forward to sitting with her, chatting and enjoying her traditional meals in the near future. The time we spend with our family in rural Newfoundland & Labrador, will be treasured memories.


Live Rural NL

Christopher Mitchelmore, MHA
The Straits-White Bay North



  1. I seldom find time to cook, as my schedule has me travelling frequently. I have cooked for my grandmother at times, but I do not have her touch when it comes to raisin pudding or preparing the big Sunday dinner. It is just something about grandmas.

  2. I love everything about your site. I just joined you on Facebook. I know you are an extremely busy man, but I have a favour to ask only if you can squeeze in the time.

    You talked about your grandmother bread pudding. What are the chances that I can get this recipes. My grandparents and parents are all passed away. It was very nostalgic reading about what you said. Thanks so much for your time and all the best in your future endeavours in taking Newfoundland and Labrador into a better future!!!

    Regards, Anne Marie Kavanagh, Flatrock NL.

    Sent from my iPad


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