We're delighted to share our Aunt Nettie with you. She's agreed to answer any questions you might ask about vegetarian food, its preparation, and even clean-up tips. But we have to prepare you. She just might want to come right over to your house and help you fix dinner.
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Dear Aunt Nettie,
I'm having a few friends over for a garden party and thought it would be fun to create a little something cooling to sip with the appetizers I plan to serve. Got any suggestions for something fruity?
Well Howdy there Thirsty,
Yer dern tootin' I got sumpthin' fruity fer ya, an' you kin take advantage of them wonderful l'il apricots in season now that the weather's nice n' hot. Now sometimes them apricots is sweet, an' sometimes they's not. So you kin adjust the sweetness to yer likin.' I hope y'all have a fine time at yer party an' enjoy some mighty sweet sippin.'
Yer ever lovin' Aunt Nettie
1 pound (450g) ripe apricots (about 9), halved
Aunt Nettie grew up on the farm. She did not eat out of a can or reach into the freezer. There was no microwave to pop her food into. Everything she made was from scratch. All the food she ate was natural, without pesticides. It was grown right there on the family farm, and she had to cook to survive. At eighty-three years young she still leaps and bounds around the kitchen and can shake, rattle, and roll those pots and pans with the best of them.
Nowadays, Aunt Nettie just shakes her head and complains, "Nobody cooks anymore. They have no idea about puttin' a meal together." She's on a mission. She wants to help those younguns eat better so they can grow up healthy like her own eight kids.