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Re: Lowes, lemons, Ms Fatma, and spaghetti


Gosh, I must have been a Turk in a previous life!

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Jul 15, 2005, at 5:24 PM, james singer wrote:

> Lowes opened today. This is the first one to show up on this part  
> of the suncoast. So on the way home from the botanical garden, we  
> stopped in. Much more organized than HD. Prices about the same,  
> though.
>
> We found a variegated lemon--both leaves and fruit are variegated;  
> flesh of the fruit is pink [think pink lemonade]--in a 5-gallon pot  
> for $25.00, so we got it. It may have been mis-marked; normally  
> variegated lemons that size sell for twice that price. I'll plant  
> it tomorrow.
>
> Ms Fatma is recovering from her ordeal. For her first solid food  
> meal we had whole-wheat spaghetti, dressed with olive oil and  
> sauced with a cucumber-yoghurt concoction. In Indian cuisine there  
> is a condiment made of yoghurt, shredded cucumber, pressed garlic,  
> and freshly ground black pepper. In Lebanese cuisine there is a  
> cold soup made of yoghurt, shredded cucumber, pressed garlic, and  
> freshly ground black pepper.
>
> Our spaghetti sauce could have been either an Indian condiment or a  
> Lebanese soup. Ms Fatma added crumbled feta to hers--there is  
> something about Turks and feta cheese; it seems to be a comfort  
> food with roots that go deep into their national gene pool.
>
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
>
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