I was waiting for the big change in temperatures to happen here in Minnesota from beautiful to the regular hot and muggy situation… Nope not yet. We are being blessed with some of the best weather we have seen here in 16 years. Knock on wood… We feel that Minnesota will have to pay for these days and we hope we are out-a-hear before it happens.
We did go to the state fair this week and watched and supported Nathalie Johnson from the Signature Cafe do her cooking demo for PBS. What a lady. The passion she has for organic and whole foods. She is an inspiration to me. Makes me want to revamp Pat’s web site and push harder to get people to understand the importance of using seasonal food in its whole form to protect their health and the health of the planet. If you haven’t been to the Signature Cafe in South Minneapolis… GO!
Needless to say the Garlic is doing very well this year at the Renaissance Festival. Magic is up and everyone is in good health and spirits.
To the best of my knowledge, at this point, Pop and Donna are still buzzing around the country and should be home in a week or so. He doesn’t check in much. I guess he’s just having too much fun if that concept is at all conceivable.
Brad and Stacie are settling down in South Carolina. I haven’t heard much from them either, but from what I hear through the grapevine they are painting and cleaning and getting used to being in the deep south. Sounds like it’s a great place. So if anyone needs a flop house when you are cruising thorough S.C. give them a call.
Katrina… What a bitch she was. Not for us, but for everyone else. As you can see in the photo below that Miami got smacked with a category 1 and she headed SSW and went to the south of us. From the reports that I received from Cynde and Ray in Punta Gorda that they got wind, rain, a small surge and all went well.
As you can see in the next photo, the North Gulf Coast was in for a beating. God Bless all the people there. They don’t even know what really hit them yet. Their lives have been changed forever and at this point all they can do is gather like a tribe and boil water, catch food and keep the living alive and burry the dead. I don’t know what else to do except send money at this point.
Do what you can and contact the Red Cross. We all have to pitch in for this one.
We are going into Labor Day Weekend this week at the festival. Three days. Whew! Now that’s a work week. Buca’s next Wednesday, (the annual entertainers party where Pat and I gather the best the festival has to offer and eat, drink and make Mary. Then the following weekend is “Italian Carnival” weekend. I do the garlic cooking demo, “It’s All About the Garlic!” and then just a couple of weekends left.
Looking forward to getting back to Florida. Who’d a thunk I’d ever say that.
I’ll catch you up soon.
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