Gramma Jackie wrote:
I'm the only one eating them, Gramma Jackie, but I'm a potato nut, so I eat quite a few each week. I'm so happy to be here among all of you potato lovers, because most diets won't allow potatoes to be included in your diet. I first discovered Dr. McDougall 20 years ago, when I first went vegan, so I'm no stranger to his teachings. I've fallen off the wagon off and on through the years, and gone back to vegetarianism, but I know being a vegan McDougaller is the right choice. I guess that's why I keep coming back. I do keep my potatoes in a dark, well-ventilated place, but like I said in the above post, I live in Florida, where it's never cool, so things go bad faster here.
Yes, I've been an off again, on again McDougaller myself, as have several others on here. Unfortunately (or fortunately) increasing health problems brought me back to McDougalling and I knew I had to really get serious about the McDougall program this time or I would wind up being an invalid or worse. I lived in Florida many years myself--first in the Ft. Walton Beach area (my youngest son still lives there) and then later in the St. Pete/Clearwater area. My husband and I plan to retire in the Orlando area. He was transferred here to Ohio about 11 years ago. I really miss having citrus trees in my yard.
I had two orange trees in my yard several years ago, but we had a canker outbreak, so the state ripped them all out. I haven't planted any since that happened. Some people had their trees for 30 years, and they were all destroyed by the state coming on their property and cutting them down. There was quite an uproar about that.
I'm in the Ft. Lauderdale area, so we never really get as cool as Orlando does in the winter. I wouldn't mind moving up there, but I'm too old now...lol.