March 26

I have made a startling discovery, at least for me. When I watch the Food shows, I get really hungry. If watching a cook fry oysters makes me droll, think what I feel when I see a whole meal come together. I sometimes buy the ingredients to make some of the food items that I watch them make, but I seldom actually make them. I end up using the ingredients for something else, or putting them in my fridge. Days later, I wonder what I was going to make with them. I don't use a lot of canned foods. Tomatoes, yes. I have a catalogue of canned tomatoes. sauce,paste,whole,crushed,diced. Some with Italian seasoning. A few with Mexican spices. You can never Go wrong with a can of tomatoes in the pantry. I grew up on veggies from a can. Spinach in a can. String beans in a can. Peas in a can. Corn in a can. Asparagus in a can. And not to forget,peaches, pears, apricots and purple plums ,in a can. I guess you get the picture of my Mothers cooking style.What we did eat fresh was watermelon and creole tomatoes .It was crazy not having fresh veggies because we lived where there was a long growing season. Go figure. I think that was my Mother's attempt to being Americanized.

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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