Sunday, February 20, 2011

Canned sardines and more

    Grandad loved sardines, probably from eating them so often when he served in the Army-Air Force in World War II. I started eating them when I was  kid. Grandad, Edmund E. Jacobs, of Wooster, Ohio, retired after years in the reserves as a Lt. Col. He also served for a while on the Wooster City Council.

    Anyway, I am trying to save money and watch what I am eating, but with my schedule, canned foods help out. I've bough sardines, canned salmon, beans, soups and chili. I'll review them as I eat. I'm also on a tea kick, more on that later.

     Why is it that it's hard to find sardines from Canada? I know the last U.S. processing plant closed a year or so ago. I used to buy Beach Cliff, which was made in the U.S.A. I also like King Oscar, but they are more expensive. Poland now seems to make most Beach Cliff products. I've heard it's a new plant, and I feel better buying sardines from Poland, Norway, Canada, the U.S. than Morocco (least offensive) or God forbid, China, Thailand, etc.

Western Maryland mountain names

Polish mountain apparently has nothing to do with Polish people, although it could have to do with polished people. And the name of Negro mountain is also a matter of dispute and a hot topic in Maryland. To learn more, visit and

Might make for a good research paper, and interesting stuff, no matter what. I enjoyed interviewing Sen. Gladden and Mr. Biggs.