Category: Grandma Pat Cooks

BEYOND BEEF UPDATE

“When you pull your brain back from tomorrow and your heart back from yesterday you find joy in today.” Yes, I can find joy in today, but I can’t find the Beyond Burgers, which is made by Beyond Meat.  I told you about these great burgers and I also told you about the great brats…

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LIVING WITH INTENTION

“Energy flows where intention goes.” This post is not only about intention, as the title suggests, but also about the effect that intention had on my summer vacation.  To begin – Living with intention is, much too simply put, intending for something to happen while aligning your actions with your values and goals.  Intention is…

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I WIN!?

“Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one to ask why.”  Bernard Baruch We have a rather large but old house, which allows us the luxury of a guest bedroom off our downstairs livingroom.  That is the one room of the house I want cat free.  Nice to have a bed for guests…

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INDIAN SWEET POTATO PATTIES

“The real problem is not whether machines think, but whether men do.”  B F Skinner What to do with sweet potatoes that you’ve been staring at for a good while, all the time thinking that you’re really not in the mood for a plain sweet potato.  This will help. INGREDIENTS: 3 sweet potatoes 1 white…

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LEMONY POTATOES

“A calling is not some carefully crafted plan.  It’s what’s left when the plan goes horribly wrong.” I had some old potatoes sitting around.  They were starting to grow sprouts.  Just starting.  I Googled the safety of such potatoes and found that if the potatoes themselves were not soft and wrinkly they were safe to…

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FRUIT DELIGHT

“Desire is the enemy of contentment.” The other day I had a craving for fruit.  Lucky for me I had a plethora of fruit, fresh and frozen, at hand.  I decided to start with an apple cut in kind of chunk slices, which is now a new culinary term. I put the apple chunk slices…

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EXTRA CATS

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”  Robert A Heinlein It seems we have two extra cats in our lives.  No, this will not be a recipe. One of the cats lives on our pontoon in the winter and keeps it rodent…

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SMALL MATTERS

“Small matters, small gets you started, and small adds up.”  Melissa Camara Wilkins Some time back I wrote about a book by Lea Babauta, Fifty-two Changes.  The idea behind the book was to change one small thing every week until at the end of the year you finally lost that 10 pounds or something like…

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SWEET POTATO HUMMUS

“If you wait to do everything until you’re sure it’s right, you’ll probably never do much of anything.”  Win Borden A great little recipe that would be good with crudités, which is a word used in fancy restaurants so they can overcharge for raw veggies, which usually consist of celery, carrots, cucumbers, and peppers. This…

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