WANTED: The Extra $250.00 was worth it!!!

wizardnmFebruary 22, 2006

Thank you Granjan! ....and I'm worth it! ( that L`Oreal ad has always done a lot for my ego)

The precious package has arrived thanks to my friendly US Mail person. I'm so sorry about the ticket though. But don't worry I really don't feel guilty, it's the entire forum, all these crazy, fun, wonderful, lovable 'foodies' that are to blame. I have the addiction.......

Now onto the package, no camera so I just have to explain....

Janet's theme was, all about her area and about her restaurant. Janet, I'll be there for breakfast, if I ever get close.

The first thing I opened was a wonderful not about the restaurant. Then I opened a package with a HOMEMADE C-A-F-E T-shirt and apron. Can't wait to wear the apron this weekend when we have company coming for dinner.

Then I looked into the box and see all the cute little lemons rolling around. They are unlike any lemons I have ever seen, so I don't know what to call them. But, I can assure you, I am already trying to decide on what to make with them. Their aroma is wonderful.

Syrah.... Oh, how I look forward to really opening this. A bottle of "full bodied, dry" Syrah from Rosenblum Cellars, a local winery..YEAH!

Janet also must have found out I love local cookbooks. She sent "Everybody's San Francisco Cookbook", this will be fun to read as I read cookbooks like novels.

Janet, I'm really, really pleased and love everything!

Thank you sooooo much! And please remember the CF is worth it!

Nancy

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shaun

OH Wow! Wonderful!!! Hey Nancy, I also read cookbooks like a novel. Always have.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2006 at 2:47PM
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lori316

Wow, that IS worth it! Let us know what you do with those lemons!

    Bookmark   February 22, 2006 at 4:07PM
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chase_gw

Very cool....now tell me more about "her" restaurant. Janet has a restaurant, how did I miss this? I mean I know she has a wealth of knowledge about area restaurants and food but I didn't know she had a restaurant! How cool is that!

    Bookmark   February 22, 2006 at 4:22PM
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doucanoe

I didn't know Janet had a restaurant, either! Please do tell!
What a haul, Nancy! Janet you pack a mean swap box!

Linda

    Bookmark   February 22, 2006 at 4:39PM
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stacy3

yeah, me neither - I want to hear about it too - and how neat - because you used to, right Nancy? I want to hear about those lemons, too.

Everything sounds wonderful! nice job Janet.

Stacy

    Bookmark   February 22, 2006 at 4:44PM
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lowspark

Another great package!!! I too would like to hear more about the restaurant. And I'm intrigued by those lemons!

    Bookmark   February 22, 2006 at 5:06PM
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sheshebop

An apron! I am addicted to aprons! Love them! I wonder if they are Mayer lemons? Sounds great, Nancy! Nice job, Janet.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2006 at 5:11PM
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kent4489

Really great swap box! Nancy, I know you'll enjoy it all. Janet, so sorry about the ticket...I had something like that happen rushing to send a surcie (backed through my garage door). Anyway, you put a really nice gift together. I knew you had a restaurant and would like to hear more about it.

Jayne

    Bookmark   February 22, 2006 at 5:11PM
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annie1992

Sherry, I was wondering the same thing, whether they were Meyer lemons.

OK, I remember Janet saying that she had a restaurant, I just thought she didn't mention it much because of that rule about advertising your business that has gotten a couple of prior posters into trouble. Not that most of us could run right out and go to Janet's restaurant, so that's kind of silly, LOL.

Everything sounds wonderful, what a nice box of goodies.

Annie

    Bookmark   February 22, 2006 at 5:16PM
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robinkateb

What a wonderful box of goodies. maybe you can wear the apron for Canny Camp and Annie can post a picture. I would also love to hear more about the restaurant. I had no idea. Nancy maybe you could tell us about it to make sure janet does not get into trouble. A ticket is one thing but I don't want to lose any CF members!

-Robin

    Bookmark   February 22, 2006 at 5:26PM
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granjan

Those are the famous Myer lemons! Every other yard in Berkeley has a Meyer lemon tree because it's not warm enough here to grow any other citrus. (Some people like my neighbor, have regular lemon trees which produce lots of fruit, but the pith on them is 1/2" thick!)

I thought there was a card in there somewhere that explained that this package is all about ME and Berkeley, because Nancy is too prolific a poster! I couldn't focus on HER in a MINI swap because I know too much. LOL! And celadon and taupe, while beautiful colors for a kitchen, are very hard to find in kitchen items. (I tried.)

Actually, Nancy, you only have half your swap! I used the P.O.'s Flat rate boxes because I HATE paying postage costs. (With a family who all live in the Midwest I spend a fortune every year on postage.) So I had too use 2 flat rate boxes, and obviously only one came, although mailed together. You have the group from my cafe and the local produce, and the local winery. The grapes are grown in Napa but it's bottled here, actually they moved to Alameda but their wine is too good not to include... And that cookbook is really just to give you insight into the area and all the ethnic food, markets and restaurants we have. I don't think it's the best cookbook available. The next box, which better come tomorrow, has a few more Berkeley items.

And I'm really glad you DON'T feel guilty.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2006 at 5:33PM
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compumom

Mmm Meyer lemon trees, lucky people! Nancy, you're going to love them! It sounds like a great package as is, but with more surprises to come, it will be fabulous!
Enjoy it all Nancy! Jan- sorry about the ticket, but you did great!

    Bookmark   February 22, 2006 at 7:10PM
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wizardnm

OMG....Next Box? This one was very, very nice!

    Bookmark   February 22, 2006 at 7:33PM
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teresa_nc7

Woo hoo - Box #2! Something more to look forward to, Nancy! MORE is always better!

Great job, Janet!

(whiiiiiinnneee: I want some Meyer lemons, too....)

    Bookmark   February 22, 2006 at 8:01PM
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traceys

That's a terrific box and there's more to come? The Meyer lemons sound wonderful and you can't go wrong with a bottle of wine.

Nice one Janet. Can't wait to hear about the other box.

Tracey

    Bookmark   February 23, 2006 at 12:14PM
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blueiris24

Is that the same Homemade Cafe that is referred to as the "best breakfast place in Berkeley?"!? Great box!

    Bookmark   February 23, 2006 at 1:39PM
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lakeguy35

Well, that's a great box, and there is another one?! Wow! I was clueless to the resaurant, that shouldn't surprise anyone. LOL! A great begining here Janet, can't imagine what's to come. Enjoy it all Nancy!!

David

    Bookmark   February 23, 2006 at 11:05PM
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jessyf

Isn't granjan the one who send several boxes sequentially last time, keeping us all in suspense? Make notes of that! Two cookbooks - yowzers. Have fun reading, cooking, and sharing. Great box!

    Bookmark   February 24, 2006 at 1:05PM
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craftyrn

Oh Boy ! stuff to enjoy & marvel over today -and then some more whenever--are you sure Janet that you didn't plan it that way? what fun Nancy --& you get to wait & we get to wonder some more !

    Bookmark   February 24, 2006 at 2:42PM
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riverrat1

Great Box Janet!

I love the way Janets boxes arrive on different days. Makes for a suspensful swap package!

Enjoy Nancy!

    Bookmark   February 25, 2006 at 5:19PM
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