Eat to live…Live to eat…

 I love being a vegetarian.  One of my favorite places to eat was introduced to me by my friend Maggie Downs.  It is Palm Greens Cafe here in beautiful Palm Springs.  Since my initial introduction I have been several times.  The food is delicious and the atmosphere is relatively zen. 

Food is such an important part of each of our days.  I was thinking back to how my tastes in food has changed over the years.  As a small child, my mom was a great cook and always cooked for us each evening.  Dinner was generally at the same time each evening and we all had our assigned seats.  I can remember it would be a special occasion if we would get to go to the store and pick out a TV dinner.  It makes me smile because I wouldn’t touch a TV dinner these days, but as a kid I would love them.

Think today in your writing about meal time in your family of origin.  What was the topics of conversation that would float around the table.  Was your mother a good cook?  What were some of your favorite meals from childhood?

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