This year has been hard on everyone. It doesn't matter where you live the world is in chaos, due to covid (and other things) that has brought out the worst and the best in people. I am going for the best today. I have a very good friend, that moved from Florence last year, named Donna. Donna and her DH are master gardeners and for years tried to get me to grow a garden. I think I tried a few things but just wasn't into it. Why, should I when Donna gifted me from her garden? :) Anyway, Donna moved to the high desert here in Oregon and the other day I received a surprise box from her. I couldn't imagine what it was. I am the girl that can't wait to open packages. I sprayed the box with disinfectant and ripped into it. I was in awe.
It is a 415 page, hard bound Veggie cook book. The pages are filled with 200 recipes and full colored photos. It truly is a beautiful cook book.
Maybe some of you have this book already?
All the photos are high quality and beautifully staged. I am going to make this today.
Green lentil and spinach soup. That just sounds so good to me.
Since I am on the subject of food. I want to answer a comment I received from Lisca from Scrapping Cavewoman blog Last Tuesday I mentioned that I went grocery shopping and when I got home sterilized the food. Lisca queried about that.
Long before covid some thirty years long before, some friends and I toured a food preparation factory, in fact we toured several that day. Seeing how food is manufactured and then stored made me realize how...... un clean everything is. Ohhh there are regulations and the food itself is as good as it can be, however the cans, boxes and bags that the food go into are not so. All of these things are stacked in warehouses that can't help but have rats, mice, birds, and what ever else roaming around. Then this food is taken to big box store warehouses where there is the same situation. From there food is taken to stores where it is put on the shelf. Now, in my younger days I worked for a large grocery store chain and believe me when I say, Yuck. Once the store is open you have people shopping and a good lot of them are NOT clean or aware of what they are doing. The pick up a can of corn look at then put it back. We have all done this. I don't know where that hand has been. Who has touched the food and put it back. Who has coughed or sneezed on the row of items. I am telling you working in a grocery store shows you just how gross people and especially kids can be. Now with covid EVERYTHING that comes into my house gets sterilized.
I have been teased about this over the many years, but I don't really care. If it makes me feel safer then I will do it.
P.S. before covid I wore a mask when I went out during the winter.
With lupus I try not to take any chances.
What do you do to feel safer?
Enjoy your day.
Honor and integrity in art, in life.