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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Food for me???

Everyone cooked in my family when I was a child. This tradition continues to this day. Anyone was welcome to add a pinch of this or that to the pot! Everyone knows that my thing is always to "add more lemon"! My sister in law said that when she makes guacamole, she will taste it, and no matter what, add another lemon. I have developed a liking for sweet or plain iced tea. I would usually rather drink water, but on occasion, I will have iced tea. I'd rather not drink it at all if I can't have at least 1/2 a lemon in each glass. I was talking to my brother about the lemon use and he does the same thing. I've even put lemon and lime in my coke, water, etc..Though that's been done since my dad was a "soda jerk" in the 1930's when he was 8 years old! I could have a pantry and a refrigerator full of food, but if there is only one or two lemons, it's time to go to the store!

My oldest child has inherited my love for cooking, though not sure about the liking lemons as much as I. He will call and ask for a recipe which thrills me to no end. He even said one of his friends wanted a recipe that he made. What an honor! Whenever he comes home from the university, I usually have something in the freezer for him to take on his return. Guess what? When he came home this weekend, he brought the little cooler with two containers of frozen chili that he made! How nice is that? It was a bit on the spicy side for me though, but I'm glad there were not any halabaneros in it.


  1. I love lemon, too. I guess I never knew that as a child because my mother always bought that awful stuff in a lemon-shaped plastic container. As far as iced tea goes, when a restaurant serves it without lemon, I feel: "What's the point?"

  2. I couldn't agree with you more about the iced tea. Why do they even sell those "plastic lemons"? How difficult is it to cut a lemon? I'm at the grocery store at least 3 times a week, so that may be part of the ease in purchasing fresh lemons!



Ingredients I must have in my kitchen (It's a long list, but I try and have these items on hand)

  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Cheese
  • Cumin
  • Curry
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Fresh Bread
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Greek Oregano
  • Kalamata Olives
  • Lemon ( At least 3 or 4 ALWAYS)
  • Peppers (Wax, Jalapeno, banana)
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Regular Olive Oil
  • Rice
  • Salad Ingredients
  • Sea Salt
  • Spanish Olives
  • White Balsamic Vinegar