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          I'M NOT MARTHA - Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Hi! I'm Lizzy!!  and I'm not Martha!!!

* Hey Lizzy,
We read every letter you send out and learn so much.  How 
do you know all this stuff?  What do you read?  Online?  
and on paper?  Do you set aside time or just read when 
you can like the rest of us?  And do you snack while you 
Doris and Jim

Wow!  no one has ever asked a question like this one. You 
want to know what I consume, eh?.... food for thought.  
I'll be delighted to share my reading list and my list of 
lap snacks. 

Reading list last... for all you foodies who need to be 
coaxed into more reading we'll start with your delights 
first.  The most important thing to remember is no food 
should hit the page or your keyboard! 

Do you start the day with your local newspaper?  I am 
going too leave breakfast repasts to you.  That's an 
edition all in in itself.  It's the other times of day 
that I think you want to know about.  I tend to read in 
the afternoon and then after dinner...sometimes in bed. 
I know, I know all the sleep doctors tell you to not 
read in bed. Bed is for sleeping but I read in bed...ok? 
(slightly defensive tone when you read that last sentence) 

P.S. If you're interested we now have a forum. You can 
post comments on this and recent issues at... 
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*I pull grapes off the stem and put them into a lovely, 
sweet bowl, one that I like and treasure.  I know it 
sounds silly but for me the bowl is part of the pleasure. 
If the bowl is special then the flavors taste better. 

*The same goes for baby carrots and grapes tomatoes.  
Love the taste of those sweet tomatoes.

*I mix almonds, the one with the skin, raisins and dried 
cherries. Yummy!

*My favorite dry cereal can be a nice treat, too.  Just 
put some in that special bowl and nibble away.


I like special open face sandwiches.  I use thin sliced 
bread both white (whole wheat) and black bread.  I top 
them and then cut them into bite size nibblies.  Here 
are a few of my favorites: 

I eat very little mayonnaise so when I do I want the real 
stuff.  I could make it but that would take much more 
thought and effort than I am willing to put into it. 
I get mayo made by "Delouis fils".  I find it in the 
refrigerator section of the gourmet shop.  It is so 
wonderful and as I say I eat so little of it mayo can 
be part of the treat.

*Smoked Salmon on Black Bread

Spread the mayonnaise on the thin sliced black bread.  
I like to put some fresh dill on top of it.  Then a nice 
slice of smoked salmon. Slice into bite sized pieces.  
If I have them around I'll put a little caper on each 

*Sliced Roast Beef and Scallion

Whichever bread you prefer.  I mix the mayo with some 
dijon mustard and spread on the bread. Place a slice 
on the prepared bread.  Cover with sliced scallion.  
Cut the sandwich and serve. 

* Cream Cheese and Smoked Oysters

This is very tasty.  You'll be surprised.  I use a plain 
cracker that I have around.  I wouldn't use one that has 
a cheese flavor or a Ritz. The smoked oysters come in a 
tin usually found around the tuna and anchovies in the 
store.  Drain the oysters and pat dry with a paper towel. 

Place a 1/4 to 1/3 inch slice of cream cheese on each 
cracker.  Top that with a an oyster.  If they are large 
cut into half. 


*Grownup PB and J

I like the whole wheat bread toasted.  Smear with you 
favorite peanut butter. Slice into the bite sized pieces. 
Now what to top it with?  A slice of banana...or crumbled 
bacon left over from breakfast...or honey...or whole fruit 
preserves like strawberries.  Just take the whole fruit 
out and let the rest of the jelly drip off.  Same hoes for 
brandied fruit. My father liked a slice of sweet gherkin 
pickle on his peanut butter.

* Brownie bites

This sounds toooo simple but I like it. I cut a brownie 
into small pieces.  Place them on a special plate with a 
doily on it. 

The little extras like a doily make the tiniest tidbit 
taste like more.  This goes for cookies out of the box or 
little candies.  I am a sucker for chocolate covered 



New York Times
Luciferous Logolepsy---www.kokogiak.com/logolepsy This 
site has all the most unusual words and I love words. 
www.knittinghelp.com for knitting help. there are videos 
too, for when I am really stumped. 


My local paper, of course
USA Today


Vanity Fair
The New Yorker
The Atlantic
Southern Living

Books--these are what I've read recently and recommend: 

Imperial Life in the Emerald City by Rajiy Chandrasekaran 
ISBN-10: 140004487 

The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander Mc Call Smith 
ISBN-10: 0375422730
I think the entire No.! Ladies Detective Agency series is 
an absolute winner.  Start at the beginning if you've not 
read this wonderful writer.

The Wild Trees: A story of passion and daring by Richard 
ISBN-10: 1400064899

If you have a book to share with all of us...PLEASE send 
it in.  We all have fun sharing what we like to read. 

A nice cup of tea and a good book...one of the great 
pleasures of life. 

P.S. If you're interested we now have a forum. You can post
comments on this and recent issues at...
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Questions...Comments...? email Lizzy


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