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May 20, 2009 - Heather Ziegler
My sister and I have been in search of one of those plastic, toy lawn mowers for her toddler grandson. You would think in the days of China-made everything that you could find such an item. But unless you want one of those bubble-making, noisy things, you are out of luck. At least we haven't had any luck as of late finding the toy. Anyway, I find that we are a country spoiled by more selections than we need. I love iced tea. Simple, plain-jane iced tea. Not peach or raspberry flavored or any of that stuff. But every restaurant wants to push some exotic flavor on me. It's funny at the grocery story, too. I like those add-to-bottled-water iced tea packets because they are tasty and convenient. Yet, the plain iced tea is always sold out and the flavored ones are sitting there stacked clear to the back of the shelf. That tells me there are a lot more plain folks like me who don't care for the fancy stuff than those who do. Have you tried to buy a loaf of bread today, keeping in mind the nutritional content? It's so confusing. I've learned that multigrain does not mean whole grain and whole grain is healthier than multigrain. Low fat bread may have twice the sugar so you have to read the carb labels as well. It's a chore shopping these days. And while you may like the convenience of some of those frozen meals in a bag, beware of the sodium content. Wow, it may not be worth the convenience if you are watching your salt. Thank heaven it is summer and we can grow some of our own stuff.
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