1. I think what she gave me was paragoric? Not sure how you spell it. Or maybe that was for nausea? All I know is that stuff tasted so bad that I would cry when I saw her pouring it in a cup.
2. If I have a comfort food it has to be mexican. Down here in south Texas we have some really good TexMex restaurants and I LOVE mexican food.
3. Very Rarely. There used to be one that my Mom and Uncle would go to but it has become more commercialized and not everything they sell is home grown anymore. Then there is another farmers market event, once a month about 20 mins away, but I never seem to have time to go to it or we have plans on the day it’s happening. When I retire I plan on having my own home grown veggies and will supplement what I don’t grow at local farmers markets. I can’t wait to retire and do what I really want to do.
Hi Cindy – “Paregoric“, I had to look that one up. It is “Camphorated Tincture of Opium” and was not strongly regulated until 1970.
I think you’re the only person I know that would consider mexican food to be comfort food! Do you like it really hot (nose running, eyes watering)?
Yes, small farmers’ markets usually are better for finding truly locally grown foods.
Opium? Oh geez. No wonder I didn’t like it! Mom had no idea what she was giving me, I’m sure. She was just trying to help and that was suggested. From what I remember it was over the counter. Since I was born in 1961 then it not being regulated until 1970 sounds right. I was very young when she was giving that. Probably between 4 to 8 years old or so.
Mexican food isn’t considered comfort food!? Maybe it’s a Texas thing. I like my mexican food spicy but not so spicy that all I taste is hot. Of course, I can tolerate and enjoy some pretty hot stuff. I like jalopenos sprinkled on my food but they have to be fresh. No pickeled jalos. Pickeling a jalo messes it up. And they’re not as hot when they are pickled either.
My dream is to some day sell my own home grown food at a local farmers market.
I’m sure she didn’t, and since it was over the counter, it was perfectly normal. Of course they use to sell morphine and other drugs over the counter.
Well, maybe others up here think of Mexican food as comfort food, I’ve just not met anyone. Our local grocery store was all dressed up for a fiesta and an early start to Cinco de Mayo. Hannah thought it was great fun.
You’d be a great seller at a farmers’ market … have a basset hound with you and the crowds would swarm your table.
Ginger ale, banana, and raw potato thinly sliced. It worked and still does. The raw pots were her grandmas trick.
Mac and Cheese – forever and ever….
No, we don’t shop at any local farmers markets. I would if it were handy. I would like to grow my own like Cindy but for now we just grow tomatoes and onions.
Hi Cat – ginger is good for upset tummies, I guess that’s why my mom always gave me Vernor’s ginger ale. To this day I can’t drink Vernor’s unless I don’t feel well. Have you ever had heated ginger ale … it’s quite good for upset stomach or as a tea for upper respiratory infections.
Mac and cheese is very good. For me, when I think of comfort food, I think of what I reach for when I’m stressed or having a bad day … mine would be mashed potatoes or chocolate ice cream.
We have a great truly local farmers’ market less than a mile from our house. All small (non-commercial) local farmers.
1. My mom wasn’t too into medicine except when absolutely necessary. She sometimes had us sip soft drinks.
2. When I feel sick, I like macaroni and cheese from a box and lemonade.
3. I do not frequent farmers markets because the one that seems genuine is far away and you have to fight down town traffic and the others aren’t local so they just feel like the produce section of Wal-mart but you pay more. I am making plans to grow some produce myself next year. Does that count?
Hi Frances – mac & cheese + lemonade? Interesting combination. A friend of mine’s is doritos and chocolate milk.
Can’t get more local than growing it yourself!
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