The day I typed this, I had just returned from trout fishing at Bass Lake.
Food reflections and recipes from local columnist Cathie Campbell.
Thanks to my sister who lives on a ranch over in Gilroy, I have been enjoying a supply of good, old-fashioned fruits, nuts and veggies.
Even though my dad used to grow barley in his hay fields, I don’t remember having that grain on the dinner table, except for an occasional ingredient in soup.
The day I wrote this column, I was wondering what I should write about. Then someone came over with a bag full of green table grapes from a farm in Kerman.
I must admit that I am tiring of green salads and summer isn’t over yet. But I still get hungry for macaroni salad.
The day I wrote this, I was dividing my time between writing at my computer and making several batches of pesto sauce with three different kinds of basil that I grew in oak halfbarrels on my deck.
There are four more Madera District Fair special cooking contests to mention, but since entries close Tuesday, this will be the last column to appear before the deadline.