Pass the Butter Please!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

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Summer is undoubtedly my favorite time of year. One of the reasons for this is the plethora of fresh vegetables available. There’s a Farmer’s Market on every corner and it seems like every other day I have someone shoving a bag of zucchini into my hands saying, “Take them, please!” (If we could only ship our excess zucchini overseas, we could feed the world!) You would think I would be able to lose a little weight, too, because veggies are wonderfully fatfree and low calorie. When I was a kid, my dad had a huge garden every year, and neither he nor my mom ever struggled with their weight, so it must be because of all the fresh produce they included in their diets. We had yellow squash, zucchini (of course), beets, cabbage, cucumbers, corn, tomatoes; you name it, dad grew it. But, thinking back, I don’t remember eating many steamed vegetables. I guess summer squash is good that way, but it’s even better when it’s been dipped in egg batter, slathered in cornmeal and fried in bacon grease! That’s how we ate vege

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Opinion, Pages 4 on 08/07/2013


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