Mudcat Café message #4043409 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165215   Message #4043409
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
31-Mar-20 - 02:16 PM
Thread Name: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
Subject: RE: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
My next door neighbor came through with a #20 package of flour from Costco; this is good because my neighbors have benefited from my baking. Yesterday I delivered small loaves of my whole wheat blend recipe; the neighbor across the street has severe medical underlying stuff that has kept her indoor for years, so is grateful to know she hasn't been forgotten. We're all going to come out with expanded waistlines if we're not careful with all of this bread.

The neighbors (the Costco trip) are older than me and I need to convince them to let me make the next few runs. (She went because her son has an "essential" job and can't get out and needed toilet paper.) I can also shop at Costco, a place they prefer, and it is big an airy, so if one can get in without having the queue around the block, it is doable. And for once I'm glad that they have all of their produce encapsulated in plastic. I can bring it to the counter where I process this stuff - take off and discard the plastic and then (for safety sake) wash the fruit or veg, then clean the counter. It's much less likely to have germs from a speculative shopper.

We're setting groceries on the porch and backing off these days. We are well fed. I fear this is not the case for much of the rest of the world. In the US infrastructure gaps are being addressed with emergency gestures from various companies and schools and political entities; it is clear to all (one hopes) that high speed Internet is not a luxury, it is an essential a utility as water, electric, and telephone. It needs to be regulated to make sure it is available to all. The modern version of rural electrification.