I want to thank you guys for making this such a fun giveaway. And I really appreciate all those that helped spread the word about this giveaway by posting about it on your blogs. You guys rock!
And now, the winner of the French Grain Pillow Slip Giveaway is:
…Suzanne from Meridian Road…
Suzanne, please contact Michelle at petitcoterie[at]gmail.com to claim your prize.
Do you ever find yourself craving “comfort foods”? Sometimes for me it can be a glass of Ovaltine, or something really quirky like a peanut butter–honey–and banana sandwich (yes, I know…so 3rd grade!)
The other day, I purchased a great big bag of fresh oranges, and instead of doing the typical routine of peeling the skin and eating the wedges, I decided to slice them in halves…
And juice them by hand on my high-tech plastic juicer…
As I squeezed and I juiced, it brought me back to when I was six years old, when my Grandpa Jack taught me how to hand squeeze fresh oranges at the breakfast table one morning. He was a very tall man with a low voice and a gentle demeanor. He looked a lot like John Wayne. He taught me that pulp was good for you, and the seeds were not. It is one of two memories I have of him. He died when I was eight.
As I drank down my tall, cold glass of fresh squeezed juice, at that moment I could not remember a single time that orange juice tasted any sweeter. It was the best glass I ever had.