THE DAILY HIDDEN BRAIN

“Imagination lays the tracks for the reality train to follow.” I’ll bet you’re wondering what I’m ingesting in order to come up with a topic like The Daily Hidden Brain.  Actually, I want to tell you about some amazing podcasts that I discovered.  One is called, The Daily, and the other Hidden Brain. However, when…

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RANCH DRESSING

“To be underestimated is a great power.” I found this recipe for a ranchish style dressing that sounds a bit healthy.  Also, it’s made of readily available ingredients.  Winner, winner! INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup Brazil nuts 1/4 cup cashews celery, small stalk 1 clove garlic 1T dried parsley 1 T fresh or dehydrated dill 1 t…

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PAPAYA

“There are no decisions to be made.  Only intention.” Lately I’ve been exposed to information about papaya.  Who knew!  It is one healthy food to incorporate into an eating plan.  And it is delicious.  Sort of like a melon with personality.  So I bought one and did some research. Papayas can ripen quickly so refrigerate…

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GOOD ADVICE

“I tried being reasonable.  I didn’t like it.”  Clint Eastwood I recently received a comment from a reader who was trying to help.  The reader said that they’d read a number of my posts and observed that I was repetitious and that was why my Google rating was low.  But help could be on the…

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THE BLACK SHEEP

“Art saves lives.” The other day I was with a group of ladies when talk turned to children and grandchildren.  Yes, it was one of those discussions.  Good thing we were on our best behavior.  Except for me. Recently I’ve been trying to keep my opinions to myself.  Why should I care if someone thinks…

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PANNUKAKKU – FINNISH PANCAKE

“Do it today.  Tomorrow it might be forbidden.” Finnish Proverb Another trip into the land of my newly discovered ancestors.  This time a journey to Finland, spelled with one “n” even though Finnish has two.  A very complex country! This is a simple recipe for Finnish Pancakes that appeal to me because you make the…

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FAMILY VACATION

“We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.”  Oscar Wilde I recently returned from a trip with my daughter and her two daughters, my granddaughters.  We went to a big city. Let me give you a few reasons to travel with a group.  First of all, there are people to share…

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GLUTEN FREE BROWNIES

“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” ― Oscar Wilde The reason I decided to make brownies –  Brownies provide a richness to life.  Brownies are the ultimate test of a great baker.  Oh, wait.  I just made that up.  I made brownies because I’m…

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GLUTEN FREE POTATO DUMPLINGS

“Most of our ancestors were not perfect ladies and gentlemen.  The majority of them weren’t even mammals.”  Robert Anton Wilson Robert Anton Wilson, obviously, just spent some “quality” time with his family.  Some of his books look interesting but they aren’t going to get the dumplings made. As a nod to my recently discovered ancestors,…

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ANCESTRY RESULTS

“What do we tell the kids?” For years I’ve lived under the illusion that I was 100% Polish.  In fact, every time a news story began, “According to a recent Pole,” I thought they were talking about someone in my family.  Then my brother got the idea that we should send our DNA to Ancestry.…

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