We had a great time at the tomato festival yesterday. The weather was perfect and we even found a reasonable place to park -- always a challenge. I love trying all of the different varietys of tomatoes. The one I liked best -- the wapsipinicon -- seemed to be the favorite one of everybody. Tom and Ella came for a while. We had a good time hanging out in the shade and watching some cooking demonstrations. One guy made something he called "Wild Man Stew", which was pretty good. He was using some wine to cook, but encouraged people to come get a glass of wine. No-one had to ask me twice. A woman who came a bit later did some Indian cooking and made absolutely incredible pakoras and fresh onion chutney. It was a great way to celebrate my birthday.
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