Later I teased her and said, "You put pepper on your salad? I have never seen anyone do this."
Her retort was "this? from the woman who puts corn syrup on her pancakes?"
It is interesting to see what eccentricities people have. I don't know why people think that my use of corn syrup is an oddity, but then I don't understand how people, such as my spouse, can use table syrup. It is essentially water. I think that the reason we used it in my family, was that mom bought it for baking and then figured we should use it more (otherwise it goes to waste). We ended up liking it, and use it all the time. Yes, it is an expensive bugger but then I suppose with the watery stuff people use it twice as fast?
Anyhow, I look forward to future foodies (or non-foodies) gatherings.