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The Mayo Clinic

While theoretically a sauce, mayonnaise has become the mother of all condiments in the ¬†States. A tomato sandwich just isn’t a sandwich without mayo, and a banana sammich – if you ain’t got the mayonnaise, just forget about it. It is the basis for thousands of sandwich spreads, it is the glue – the lubrication – and the binder for any well appointed thing between 2 slices of bread…. and I’m of the camp that “more is better.” Although, one of Jane’s first babysitters for us kids used to make ham sandwiches that squooched mayo out the sides when you tried to bite into it. I think there’s a happy place somewheres just short of that mark. Here’s the thing, I used to giggle when people said they made their own condiments. Making something that you can pick up off the shelf never really made all that much sense…. until 2 years ago. As you know, we’re currently living in prepared food hell, so anything that used to be a no-brainer now has dire consequences. …

The morel at the bottom of the bag…

I’m. Not. Happy. That’s sort of been the theme here at Turtle Creek for the past 9 months or so. Think of it as a pregnancy, only there’s no giggling little bundle of joy at the end of the turmoil…. just two people that are getting very tired of each other’s constant company. I haven’t talked a lot about it because it’s family, but generally ¬†if you’ve been following along these months – you would have noticed the change in the tone of the posts. To bring you up to date: Back in July, Jane had a heart attack and a mild stroke as a result of the first procedure. As operations go (it was a multiple stent thingy) it was fairly easy. In for a couple of hours – slide in the tiny mesh things and out… easy peasy. Then there was the stroke, and an alarming drop in her vitals, and eight stressful days in CCU trying to get her lucid… only to go back in and repeat the whole exercise 2 months …