(“warm summer nights”stolen off the web)
I am not bothering to use any dictation devices today;I don’t feel much like writing, no one will miss it.I made a grocery list and crossed out”diet cream cheese” because its like sticky glue,and nothing like real cream cheese.The stuff in the super market is ALSO NOT real cream cheese.Real cream cheese is completely different,full of delicious fat,taste,like fluffy whipped cream not flat and “super-marketed.”
Hence, my “luxury fats” may be peanut butter(the good stuff) ,Tahini,”roasted almond butter” and especially “real coconut butter.”SOUND FRIVELOUS? (SPELLING)?IT IS. I am old,I won’t be around in a few years to enjoy anything,so I believe that the Israelis and the Swiss are right;”enjoy the things of life, you won’t be here forever.”And since philosophy and religion can not tell us what After-Life there is, and what we know is pretty much NOTHING, you should enjoy THIS LIFE and not postpone it.
The “new luxury” of our super-rich Masters is FOOD.They eat up everything good (and scarce) in the ocean,Sushi, plus meat, vegies, fruit,and they don’t buy our “discount super-market “junk.No canned food, or freaky-bad imported junk from Mexico, they get “organic,” expensive and well-grown YUMMY food.
You can’t really blame them, eating like one of the “non-people” in “Soylent Green” is humiliating and tasteless.Dieting is not hard,because much super-market food is either TOO EXPENSIVE, and the “plebian” calories, such as junky fast food, and the crap from Discount-groceries is spoiled,bad, or just an imitation of real food.
the CRAP does not go past the taste buds easily.–However, it can drive you to extreme-sugar and extreme-fat junk food.–just to be able to TASTE SOMETHING good.–something with FLAVOR.PIZZA ; MEXICAN-FAST FOOD. ANYTHING that tastes REAL. But we former health-food and produce eaters, can’t afford good tasting stuff-I never see REAL BEEF in any super market unless it comes from the “specialty” stores in Lane county, real custom meat markets.
SO my grocery bill is much of my total luxury tab. i don’t buy much else, utilities, internet, heat, Or AIR CONDITIONING .I don’t go anywhere, or eat out.But that is the “new luxury” of America, GOOD FOOD.
I don’t go to organic food markets, I can’t stand the badly-over priced stuff that is supposed to be “pure”—which is a real joke, because everything we breathe, has become poisoned any how.OUR AIR is killing us while we pretend to consume “organic-pure” foods.It’s like sticking your mouth up to a car’s exhaust pipes, and taking a big swallow—especially in the very polluted SMOG of Eugene .Why fool yourself that “going organic-green” will keep you healthy?”
I am waiting for my cancer-shot, Mr. DeMille.
(SANDRAMINA DOTTY, in Oregon)
(i USED TO COOK, BUT USUALLY YOU COOK FOR YOUR FAMILY,AND MINE’S GONE.EATING ALONE IS BORING.)