Yesterday morning I heard a familiar honking overhead and these sweet Canadian geese landed. Hi guys, where you from? They are enjoying the warm Florida sunshine. Making themselves at home in the cul-de-sac. Does this make them domesticated geese? Are they going to ask for cable next?
Here there are no puddles. All the roads are even and no pot holes like our roads in Maine. I guess those snow plows do a real job on our roads.
No trip to Florida is complete until we make our sojourn to Penzeys Spices. It is like a candy store for cooks. Mom had her list in hand and was leaving me behind. I have to catch up!
Oooooo, aaaaaaaaaa. The smell is so wonderful. A sight to behold. I'm in heaven. I want one of everything!
One of my very favorite, Pure Vanilla Extract, Double Strength. Oh, I wish I had a smellputer so you could lift that stopper and get a whiff. Heaven!
So this is my treasure trove that I came back with. Their soup bases don't have MSG. There are so many people out there with allergies to this additive that I try to always get MSG free items. Hot pepper flakes and not so hot pepper flakes, horseradish dip mix. Yum. I have to order my vanilla at the Penzey's online store because of the fluid limit when flying. There is no way that I would throw that stuff away and TSA would try to make me.
The baking has begun. My mom is a wonderful cook and she has passed the love of cooking on to me. The house smells so good.
She has also passed her love of cast iron cookware on to me. I get it honestly. It is in my DNA!
She has a few pieces that she keeps here. They are old, some passed down to her from her family.
Oops, I think that is enough pictures for now. I know that look! I remember it well from childhood. Love ya Mom! No more pictures for now!
We are going to an estate sale today. Now how can I get a dresser back to Maine in my suitcase?
Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm.