Hi everyone - Happy New Year to you all - a few days early!  May 2018 see all your New Year dreams come true. What an amazing time we live in.  I can remember when we didn't have the internet and yet today I could not imagine my life without it!  I can remember a day when we didn't have TV - in fact, we only got TV in 1974 in South Africa - the year I graduated from high school.  I can remember simpler times and a time when I thought drugs were something you bought only in a pharmacy.  I can remember lots and lots about a simpler life than I lead today and definitely a slower pace than I lead today.  Do you think life has become more stressful with all our high-tech gadgets?  I mean I can remember a time without my cell phone - not so long ago actually.  Now I would feel lost without it. What did we do in the days before cell phones? - called home from a call box?   What would I do without email or blogging?  

Anyway, interesting times, more stressful perhaps, but interesting all the same and I wouldn't want it any different now that I'm used to it. How about you?  What do you remember?  Would you want to turn the clock back with regard to some things?

I am excited to remind you that we have two brand new cookbooks in the Low-Carbing Among Friends' series....Volumes 6 and 7!  They are a great size (132 pages), pretty books with matching coil binding and tons of photos (about 75 or so, in each cookbook).  I worked so hard on these.  I hope you will enjoy them greatly.  The majority of the recipes are mine with generous contributions from George Stella, Lisa Marshall, Peggy Hardaway and Stacey Crawford!