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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

I'm Old Fashioned

I was making relish today and listening to a tribute to Glen Miller.  As I lined up the filled jars on a tea towel, a Jerome Kern/Johnny Mercer written song came on. "I'm Old Fashioned" was written in 1942 and a hit in the soundtrack for You Were Never Lovelier. ~


I'd say old fashioned pretty much sums me up. ~


If you want to try my recipe for sweet, green relish click here. 

I'm old fashioned, I love the moonlight
I love the old fashioned things
The sound of rain upon a window pane
The starry song that April sings
This years fancies are passing fancies
But sighing sighs, holding hands
These my heart understands
(Jerome Kern & Johnny Mercer)

This time of year, when I start to harvest and store the gifts of the garden, I revel in the smell of vinegar, herbs and spices. ~


I'm transported back in time to the kitchens of grandmas, aunts and my own childhood home.  It's simple, honest and I can understand it.

When I was young and new to this house I almost pulled out a heritage rose bush.  It only bloomed for one short week a year and I knew nothing about heritage roses back then.

Nothing comes close to the scent from these vintage roses! ~


(chorus)
I'm old fashioned but I don't mind
That's how I want to be
As long as you agree
To stay old fashioned with me

Did you know that Rita Hayworth was one of Fred Astaire's favourite dancing partners?  She was born into a Flamenco dancing family and he said she danced with her whole body.

If you're feeling old fashioned today and want to see Rita and Fred dance and sing to I'm Old Fashioned you can see it here. ~