Category: Grandma Pat Cooks

MAPLE BAKED PEARS

“Human beings are settlers, but not in the pioneer sense.  It is our human occupational hazard to settle for little.”  Gregory Boyle This recipe has the devious ability to fill your kitchen with such amazing aromas that it might convince people you actually know how to cook!  Oh, maybe you do.  I’ll settle for great…

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STRAWBERRY SALAD

“Kindness is the only strength there is.”  Gregory Boyle I am so excited for the arrival of all the luscious foods that come in the spring.  OK.  I know strawberries are available year round, but there are no strawberries good as strawberries that are warmed from the sun, right out of a you-pick field.  When…

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SOCCA PIZZA

“Glowing skin is always in.” Long story about this recipe.  This morning one of the cats decide to drape herself over my neck like the picture of the Good Shepherd.  She was not comfortable on my lap as I reached over her to work on my computer so decided that it would be best for…

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STUFFED ONIONS

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.  An onion a day keeps everyone away.” This recipe appealed to me because I love roasted onions and because the possibilities are almost endless.  I also see these onion cups as a way to use leftovers. And then there is the question of why a person might…

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BOOK SUGGESTION

“Take your pleasure seriously.”  Charles Eames It’s been a long time since I’ve given a book recommendation and that’s because no book has blown my skirt up lately, which is an apt phrase to use with this book.  I’m not sure where this recommendation came from but I generally find books through friends or through…

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SMILE

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing”  Aristotle I was once in a discussion group and pondering a comment that someone made when the gentleman next to me noticed the serious look on my face, got my attention, and said “Smile”.  He then flashed a grin to…

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CASHEW AIOLI

“Food for the body is not enough.  There must be food for the soul.” This recipe is the answer to a prayer, if you’re praying for a recipe for cashew aioli.  That makes sense to me when I’m on my third cup of coffee. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup unsalted cashews,raw would be nice 2 T olive…

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POTATO NACHOS

“The cure for boredom is curiosity.  There is no cure for curiosity.”  Dorothy Parker This recipe addresses my love for southwestern foods.  It also avoids the corn chips and other detritus that, in the past, filled my life and tummy and thighs. INGREDIENTS: 5 potatoes, peeled and sliced about 1/4 inch thick 2 t coconut…

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BLUEBERRY ICE CREAM

“We are as great as our friends.” Time for dessert.  Did you notice that this category is rather scarce on my posts?  I am not a big dessert eater because if I have desserts in the house I become a big dessert eater, or, a big person who eats desserts.  Whatever. However, this simple recipe…

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HALLELUJAH SPINACH SOUP

“Many confuse the study of maps with going somewhere.”  Michael Ventura Yes, Hallelujah is what you’ll be singing when you try this soup.  It is so nutritious and mind blowing delicious.  And if that isn’t enough, this recipe is also a nod to approaching warm weather when I’ll be out on the deck under the…

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