• Ciao Phyllis – so glad you are all healed and able to drink wine again, now that the medication phase is over. Re what you say about freezers … I find that they are so comforting just to look at ! It’s all very well for cooks to shun them, and keep only teensy weensy fridges at home because everything has to be bought fresh and not allow for waste etc, but when you are not a professional cook you DO get to have some leftovers that you don’t want to throw away, right? The only trouble with me is that I am not disciplined enough to write what it is I am freezing. It ‘looks’ perfectly identifiable when I put it in the freezer but weeks or months later I will look at something and say: what on earth is that?

    • Phyllis says:

      Ciao Bella! So nice to hear from you! Those bits are something a home cook should treasure. Labels…absolutely and yes…if they go in there without them…it’s anyone’s guess as to what dinner will turn out to be! But then…surprises can be fun…or not!!! I wish I had a dime for every meal I made from bits in the freezer and Joe calls my soups “scrap soups”…

  • Frank says:

    Yes, the freezer is a god send. I love the idea of a lifestyle where you buy food fresh daily, but who has the time these days? I wish I did… But for the moment, it’s great to put up food for the week or month and have it on hand whenever you want it.

    Glad to see you’re back on the mend and blogging again.

    • Phyllis says:

      Great to hear from you Frank! I would love to shop everyday (if it were possible)…but when it comes to things like OMG those tomatoes are kinda past it…I throw them into the freezer for a sauce or for soups or whatever. Also…there is just the two of us and so guess what…yup…leftovers! I can’t tell you how many pots of soup have been made from them! The other thing is that sometimes I don’t feel like canning a chutney or whatever, so into the freezer it goes. Don’t know what we would do without frozen blueberries and all those raspberries I gather from our backyard!

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