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Re: Ruskin Tomato Festival


LOL - egg sandwiches are wonderful.  Making me hungry for one just thinking
about it.

On 5/6/07, Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> I know we've visited this subject b4, but it's kind of interesting how we
> all grew up with certain foods and not others.  To me, a sandwich requires
> some sort of protein.  However, I'd never heard of an egg sandwich until I
> was an adult.  To me sandwich protein was meat, cheese, or peanut butter.
>
> And last night my sister and I were talking about the difference we
> noticed
> in foods when we moved from Chicago to Ft. Wayne when I was 10.  We'd
> never
> seen noodles b4 and couldn't quite grasp why a favorite dish was mashed
> potatoes, topped with noodles, topped with beef and gravy.  That's a lot
> of
> starch.
>
> I understand Elvis liked peanutbutter and banan sandwiches, but just banas
> on bread seems strange.
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andrea Hodges" <andreah@hargray.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, May 06, 2007 9:31 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Ruskin Tomato Festival
>
>
> > Wow Kitty, my Dad grew up on tomato sandwiches and loves them to this
> day.
> > Two slices of bread, mayo, salt and pepper and a big slice of tomato. I
> > personally would rather just slice it, salt it and eat it all by itself!
> > LOL! Oh, and we also ate banana sandwiches, which I do love, same way
> > minus the salt and pepper.
> > A
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Saturday, May 05, 2007 6:11 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Ruskin Tomato Festival
> >
> >
> >> Oh yummy!  I'd never have thought of a tomato sandwich, but you make it
> >> sound sooooooooo good!
> >> Kitty
> >> neIN, Zone 5
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> >> To: "Garden Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Sent: Saturday, May 05, 2007 3:01 PM
> >> Subject: [CHAT] Ruskin Tomato Festival
> >>
> >>
> >>>I love these kinds of hokey things. A tomato festival! But there were
> Ms
> >>>Fatma and I--two old duffs wandering around in the 85+ degree sun
> eating
> >>>tomatoes and basil marinated in balsamic vinegar, fried green tomatoes,
> a
> >>>local supermarket's in-store baked chocolate chip cookies [all at no
> cost
> >>>except, perhaps, to our arteries] and talking to 4H kids about the
> plants
> >>>[tomatoes, naturally, peppers, and sunflowers] they were selling. They
> >>>had a large sign that read "Peppers are perennials in Ruskin!" There
> was
> >>>a bluegrass band that sounded more like zydeco than Bill Monroe, but it
> >>>didn't seem to matter. But I guess what really impressed me was a local
> >>>farm selling tomato sandwiches--two slices of white bread, two thick
> >>>slices of tomato, two dollars. The line of people waiting to buy one of
> >>>these simple constructions was far longer than the lines for the corn
> >>>dogs and funnel cakes and all that other ghastly carny food combined.
> We
> >>>ended up buying three tomatoes--2-1/4 pounds--for salads next week.
> >>>
> >>> Island Jim
> >>> Southwest Florida
> >>> 27.1 N, 82.4 W
> >>> Hardiness Zone 10
> >>> Heat Zone 10
> >>> Sunset Zone 25
> >>> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> >>> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
> >>>
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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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