Now you all know that I'm a Kansas girl, through and through. But my mama was a California girl. She didn't move to Kansas until she finished high school, and she's been here ever since. So I feel like there's part of California in my blood.
Here's what my mom gave me from California: a love for artichokes, avacado, green olives, lemons, exotic cheeses and Sees suckers. Oh and sour dough bread. My mom will take a loaf of sour dough bread and just stand and smell it. If you're from California, I don't mean to reduce you to these few. It's just what stands out in my mind.
I have a special love for the caramel suckers. Okay, they're called butterscotch but they're all caramel to me. My mom will order them just because. Then we get a little taste of California.
Oh and if anyone can hook me up with a bottle of Joy from Rombauer winery, I would be so grateful. My husband and I tried that ten years ago before we got engaged and it would be a terrific anniversary gift.