Family Taste Test

taste testing

It doesn’t sound like an important family ritual, but when I call “taste test,” everyone drops whatever he or she is doing and comes into the kitchen. We meet at the counter, glasses or spoons at the ready.

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GGB Attends the Fancy Food Show and the International Gift Fair

Trudy Jill Tammy at the train station

We have certainly been busy this summer, attending Food and Gift Shows!  Each time I would pick up Jill and Tammy (before sunrise!) for our NY Trips, it would be like “Trains, Planes and Automobiles”; even though we never even got on a plane.  I am just thankful that Tammy drove, so Jill and I could review notes.  What is the most important thing to remember when packing for a Food or Gift Show?  Only bring what you can carry!

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Your Lunch Looks So Good. Can I Have Some?

*temp*

If thou shalt not covet thy neigbor’s lunch were a commandment, I would still be atoning for my lunchroom jealousies from 6th grade through 12th. I salivated for Rosemary Antonuzzo’s lunch every single day. Made by her Mom Millie Antonuzzo, Ro’s lunches represented to me the best possible ingredients ever to have been placed between two slices of bread (make that Italian bread) and packed into a brown paper bag.

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Never mind sticker shock. I am in popcorn shock.

Popcorn Series

A few weeks ago I took my grandchildren to the movies – three, who of course each needed his or her own box of popcorn. The kid behind the counter measured them out and then asked me for $16.50.

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