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Old 07-19-2005, 03:24 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm Ron from Van Nuys, CA

Hello, friends,

I live in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles and love to cook, especially foods from Eastern and Southeastern Europe, the Caucasus, Middle East and North Africa.

My wife, Vivian, and I have a small vegetable garden, and are currently growing tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, green beans, tomatillos, chard and a variety of herbs, including sorrel, basil, thyme, rosemary, za'atar and parsley.

We also grow Owari satsuma mandarins, cinnamon, navel oranges, blood oranges, pomegranates, Bearss limes, apricots, Fuyu persimmons and macadamias (from which the *** squirrels stole about 40 lbs of nuts last week!).

Some of you may know me from gastronomique@yahoogroups, as well.

I look forward to posting and learning lots in and from this group.

Ron

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Old 07-19-2005, 03:26 PM   #2
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welcome to dc ron!
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Old 07-19-2005, 03:28 PM   #3
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Hello Ron!
Your garden sounds wonderful!!! Blood oranges, fuyus and macadamias at one house? Wow!!! Must be beautiful!

So glad you joined us.
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Old 07-19-2005, 03:29 PM   #4
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Welcome to DC, Ron!! You'll love it here!!

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Old 07-19-2005, 03:52 PM   #5
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Hello and thanks

for your warm welcome!

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Old 07-19-2005, 03:54 PM   #6
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Welcome to the family!
Hope you like it here as much as we all do.
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Old 07-19-2005, 04:00 PM   #7
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Do you and your wife care if I pitch a tent near your garden? I just want to look at it and I won't take near as many nuts as those squirrels (my husband planted over 300 crocus bulbs and 100 tulip bulbs and they dug every one of them up within 3 days - there were husks everywhere)

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Welcome, Ron! Glad you've found us! Maybe you can post pictures of your garden some time. It sounds wonderful!
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Old 07-19-2005, 08:07 PM   #9
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Welcome, Ron! I've never known anyone who grew cinnamon
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Old 07-20-2005, 08:35 AM   #10
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It's great to have you here Ron!
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