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  1. #1
    Kate Connally Guest

    Default surprise package from my sister

    The other day I came home to find a box on my porch
    from my sister in Montana. I wasn't expecting anything
    from her so I was quite surprised.

    I was even more surprise when I opened it and saw what
    looked like bird feed in a plastic bag. I thought, "Why
    the hell is she sending me bird feed?????" When I pulled
    the bag out I saw that she had written "rolled wheat" on it.

    Then I was even *MORE* surprised! I had mentioned to her
    that I had had rolled wheat cereal when I was in high school
    and worked at a church camp in the summer. I liked it so
    much better than oatmeal. But in all the years since then
    I had never seen it anywhere.

    A number of years ago I researched it on the internet. I
    found places that had it but nothing local. Bob's Red Mill
    was one, but it cost a fortune to have it shipped from the
    West Coast to Pittsburgh. I didn't like it *that* much!

    So, apparently she found it somewhere near where she lives.
    Looks like it came from one of those bulk food stores. There
    was one large ziplock full, plus 2 smaller bags. When I pulled
    those out of the box - another surprise! - there was a large
    ziplock bag filled with garlic from her garden. I knew she
    had a bumper crop - she had given me a half dozen heads to
    bring back with me when I visited her in October.

    But this was amazing and my mind boggled at how I was going
    to use this much garlic. Good thing it keeps a pretty long
    time. I still have a couple of heads left from what I brought
    back in October.

    So I went online and found a couple of recipes that use a
    ton of garlic. One is a garlic soup that uses 44 cloves of
    garlic. And then there is the Chicken with 40 Cloves of
    Garlic recipe from "The Stinking Rose" restaurant in San Fran.

    I'm going to make both of those as soon as possible. I'll
    let you know if they're as good as they're purported to be
    and will post the recipes after I try them.

    My sister says she had so much garlic (not to mention all the
    other vegetables she grows) she gave her neighbors much more
    that she sent me. Boy, that is going to be one stinky
    neighborhood! ;-)

    I cooked some of the rolled wheat for breakfast on Sat. Made
    a lot and saved some for later. I can either just heat it up
    in the MW or slice and fry like you do for mush or fried oatmeal.
    That stuff is pretty good. I had it with dark brown sugar and
    milk. Sometimes I like it with butter and brown sugar or
    butter and maple syrup. I might try it with butter and honey.
    This is going to last me quite a while. I've got a ton of the
    stuff.

    Kate

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    Kate Connally
    If I were as old as I feel, Id be dead already.
    Goldfish: The wholesome snack that smiles back,
    Until you bite their heads off.
    What if the hokey pokey really *is* what it's all about?
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  2. #2
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: surprise package from my sister

    In article <hp078c$ovr$[email protected]>,
    Kate Connally <[email protected]> wrote:


    > A number of years ago I researched it on the internet. I
    > found places that had it but nothing local. Bob's Red Mill
    > was one, but it cost a fortune to have it shipped from the
    > West Coast to Pittsburgh. I didn't like it *that* much!


    Here's the store locator:

    http://www.bobsredmill.com/storefinder.php

    I put in Pittsburg and it returned ten stores less than 4 miles away.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: surprise package from my sister

    In article <hp078c$ovr$[email protected]>,
    Kate Connally <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I cooked some of the rolled wheat for breakfast on Sat. Made
    > a lot and saved some for later. I can either just heat it up
    > in the MW or slice and fry like you do for mush or fried oatmeal.
    > That stuff is pretty good. I had it with dark brown sugar and
    > milk. Sometimes I like it with butter and brown sugar or
    > butter and maple syrup. I might try it with butter and honey.
    > This is going to last me quite a while. I've got a ton of the
    > stuff.
    >
    > Kate


    Your sister is a classy lady. :-) Very cool surprise!
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    Peace! Om

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    koko Guest

    Default Re: surprise package from my sister

    On Wed, 31 Mar 2010 15:19:38 -0400, Kate Connally
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >The other day I came home to find a box on my porch
    >from my sister in Montana. I wasn't expecting anything
    >from her so I was quite surprised.
    >
    >I was even more surprise when I opened it and saw what
    >looked like bird feed in a plastic bag. I thought, "Why
    >the hell is she sending me bird feed?????" When I pulled
    >the bag out I saw that she had written "rolled wheat" on it.
    >
    >Then I was even *MORE* surprised! I had mentioned to her
    >that I had had rolled wheat cereal when I was in high school
    >and worked at a church camp in the summer. I liked it so
    >much better than oatmeal. But in all the years since then
    >I had never seen it anywhere.


    snippage
    >
    >Kate


    How great is that, you have a wonderful sister.

    koko
    --

    There is no love more sincere than the love of food
    George Bernard Shaw

    www.kokoscornerblog.com
    updated 03/28/10

  5. #5
    Kate Connally Guest

    Default Re: surprise package from my sister

    On 3/31/2010 4:09 PM, Dan Abel wrote:
    > In article<hp078c$ovr$[email protected]>,
    > Kate Connally<conn[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >> A number of years ago I researched it on the internet. I
    >> found places that had it but nothing local. Bob's Red Mill
    >> was one, but it cost a fortune to have it shipped from the
    >> West Coast to Pittsburgh. I didn't like it *that* much!

    >
    > Here's the store locator:
    >
    > http://www.bobsredmill.com/storefinder.php
    >
    > I put in Pittsburg and it returned ten stores less than 4 miles away.


    Thanks, Dan. But it's the wrong Pittsburg. Ours has an 'h' on the end.
    It's in Pennsylvania. I think the one you found is in in Oregon! If
    only there were one in Pittsburgh. We have a food co-op that I frequent
    that carries a lot of Bob's product including some of the more obscure
    ones, but not the rolled wheat. I asked them if they could get it but
    I don't shop there often enough for them to care about my business - I
    just go in for bulk spices and about twice a year. I'm not even a
    member. I've also in the last few years seen Bob's stuff in other
    stores such as Walmart, but I've never found the rolled wheat.

    Kate

    --
    Kate Connally
    If I were as old as I feel, Id be dead already.
    Goldfish: The wholesome snack that smiles back,
    Until you bite their heads off.
    What if the hokey pokey really *is* what it's all about?
    mailto:[email protected]

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    news Guest

    Default Re: surprise package from my sister


    "Kate Connally" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:hp2lcf$a2h$[email protected]..
    > On 3/31/2010 4:09 PM, Dan Abel wrote:
    >> In article<hp078c$ovr$[email protected]>,
    >> Kate Connally<[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>> A number of years ago I researched it on the internet. I
    >>> found places that had it but nothing local. Bob's Red Mill
    >>> was one, but it cost a fortune to have it shipped from the
    >>> West Coast to Pittsburgh. I didn't like it *that* much!

    >>
    >> Here's the store locator:
    >>
    >> http://www.bobsredmill.com/storefinder.php
    >>
    >> I put in Pittsburg and it returned ten stores less than 4 miles away.

    >
    > Thanks, Dan. But it's the wrong Pittsburg. Ours has an 'h' on the end.
    > It's in Pennsylvania. I think the one you found is in in Oregon! If only
    > there were one in Pittsburgh. We have a food co-op that I frequent
    > that carries a lot of Bob's product including some of the more obscure
    > ones, but not the rolled wheat. I asked them if they could get it but
    > I don't shop there often enough for them to care about my business - I
    > just go in for bulk spices and about twice a year. I'm not even a member.
    > I've also in the last few years seen Bob's stuff in other stores such as
    > Walmart, but I've never found the rolled wheat.
    >
    > Kate


    There are huge Bob's displays in the stores out here near Philly. I'll look
    for rolled wheat next time I shop.



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    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: surprise package from my sister

    In article <hp2lcf$a2h$[email protected]>,
    Kate Connally <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 3/31/2010 4:09 PM, Dan Abel wrote:
    > > In article<hp078c$ovr$[email protected]>,
    > > Kate Connally<[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >> A number of years ago I researched it on the internet. I
    > >> found places that had it but nothing local. Bob's Red Mill
    > >> was one, but it cost a fortune to have it shipped from the
    > >> West Coast to Pittsburgh. I didn't like it *that* much!

    > >
    > > Here's the store locator:
    > >
    > > http://www.bobsredmill.com/storefinder.php
    > >
    > > I put in Pittsburg and it returned ten stores less than 4 miles away.

    >
    > Thanks, Dan. But it's the wrong Pittsburg. Ours has an 'h' on the end.
    > It's in Pennsylvania.


    You're right that I don't know how to spell Pittsburgh (although I don't
    really know where you live, either, just that you work at Pitt).

    > I think the one you found is in in Oregon!


    I *do* know how to spell the state. It's "PA"! The computer is smarter
    than me, and added the missing "h". The store finder doesn't actually
    find Bob's stores, just stores that carry the product.

    Sounds like you are set anyway, but it's a great brand so others might
    be interested. We bought our Bob's steel cut oatmeal at Costco.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  8. #8
    Kate Connally Guest

    Default Re: surprise package from my sister

    On 4/1/2010 2:22 PM, Dan Abel wrote:
    > In article<hp2lcf$a2h$[email protected]>,
    > Kate Connally<[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On 3/31/2010 4:09 PM, Dan Abel wrote:
    >>> In article<hp078c$ovr$[email protected]>,
    >>> Kate Connally<[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> A number of years ago I researched it on the internet. I
    >>>> found places that had it but nothing local. Bob's Red Mill
    >>>> was one, but it cost a fortune to have it shipped from the
    >>>> West Coast to Pittsburgh. I didn't like it *that* much!
    >>>
    >>> Here's the store locator:
    >>>
    >>> http://www.bobsredmill.com/storefinder.php
    >>>
    >>> I put in Pittsburg and it returned ten stores less than 4 miles away.

    >>
    >> Thanks, Dan. But it's the wrong Pittsburg. Ours has an 'h' on the end.
    >> It's in Pennsylvania.

    >
    > You're right that I don't know how to spell Pittsburgh (although I don't
    > really know where you live, either, just that you work at Pitt).
    >
    >> I think the one you found is in in Oregon!

    >
    > I *do* know how to spell the state. It's "PA"! The computer is smarter
    > than me, and added the missing "h". The store finder doesn't actually
    > find Bob's stores, just stores that carry the product.


    Oops, sorry. I just assumed the map was supposed to be showing
    the Pittsburgh area. My bad. Anyway, there are many Pittsburg's
    all over the country - probably one in every state - but we are the
    only one that kept our 'h'. Actually way back when they took away
    all the 'h's from all the towns that ended in 'burgh' but Pittsburgh
    got theirs back! So we're naturally a little sensitive about people
    trying to steal our 'h'. ;-)

    Kate

    --
    Kate Connally
    If I were as old as I feel, Id be dead already.
    Goldfish: The wholesome snack that smiles back,
    Until you bite their heads off.
    What if the hokey pokey really *is* what it's all about?
    mailto:[email protected]

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