POTPOURRI

POTPOURRI

Family and friends in the DM community send me all sorts of different ideas, as well as actual books, photos and stories that relate to something they have read on the website. Since I would like to share all these interesting tidbits I receive, I have added this POTPOURRI SCRAPBOOK PAGE. Hopefully as the pandemic dissolves into just a bad memory, this page will replace all the odd musings generated during Covid19.

While the original meaning of POTPOURRI from the French (1605–15) literally translated rotten pot, I prefer the modern synonyms (hodgepodge, mishmash, patchwork) and the definitions:

A mixture of dried petals of roses or other flowers with spices, kept in a jar for their fragrance.
A musical medley.
A collection of miscellaneous literary extracts.
Any mixture, especially of unrelated objects, subjects, etc.

So any ideas or thoughts that strike a cord, please send them along to share@delicious memories.com. and I will post.

May, 2021

My cousin MarySue emails a most interesting website for the Louis Napoleon Mattei Distillers. Click the button to link to the website. How might we be related?

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A friend sends this ...

Something To Ponder as We Get Older...

The inventor of the treadmill died at the age of 54.
The inventor of gymnastics died at the age of 57.

The world bodybuilding champion died at the age of 41.
The best footballer in the world, Maradona, died at the age of 60.

And then,
KFC inventor dies at 94. Investor of Nutella brand died at the age of 88.
Cigarette maker Winston died at the age of 102.
The inventor of opium died at the age of 116 in an earthquake.
Hennessy inventor dies at 98.

How did doctors come to the conclusion that exercise prolongs life?
The rabbit is always jumping, but it lives for only 2 years.
The turtle that doesn't exercise at all, lives 400 years.

So, Have a drink. Take a nap.
If you wake up, have bacon & eggs!!

AnnW emails an interesting recipes for Tomato Upside-Down Cake...

And finally this...

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February, 2021

AnnW shares an especially challenging Lenten FAST from Pope Francis...

Lenten Fast

My cousin, Teresa, sends this beautiful video on "The Train of Life".
CLICK HERE to view.

A lovely story shared from KarenGK...

This was shared today on the FB group American Pilgrims on the Camino by member Loni B. I thought it was so beautiful for life...

“I'm reminded lately of a piece of advice I was given while walking the Camino in 2013. Maybe it can be of use to you, too.

I was about 325km into the 800km. My boots were rotting away my feet and creating blisters that were unbearable. My mental strength had worn down a few days prior and despite all the training, the hours researching and trying hiking gear... I was completely broken. I was sitting along side the path, alone and crying.

I could hear a walking stick hit the gravel in the distance. A cadence that was slow. Steady.

An old man approached me, nodded his head.

‘Buen Camino,’ he said.

He could tell there was not much ‘buen’ about my current situation. He stopped for a moment and he started to talk.

I learned he had walked the Camino six times. He told me many people walk the Camino wrong.

I asked him what advice he had for me.

‘Walk slow. And walk like you'll never be back again.’

I took his advice. In a few days, my blisters cleared up. I had deeper conversations with other pilgrims. I even ended up meeting my (now) husband.

With the challenges of Covid, losing my father last month and life challenges in general, I'm reminding myself to listen to that same sage advice on the Camino.

Walk slow.
And walk like you'll never be back again.

How will you walk slow today?”

My friend DebDG invites us all to listen to a new and upcoming artist...

(Listen to) "The Music of Kina Grannis, ... a young self promoting singer, guitarist on YouTube and other social media. You can listen to her work on Spotify and probably other streaming services. Her best song is Birdsong. There is history on why she wrote and performed this song but it is basically about loosing someone or something that you deeply love. Many people find it a comfort to hear."

CLICK HERE to listen to "Birdsong" CLICK HERE to read about the Kina Grannis

November, 2020

CLICK HERE to view PIE ART

OCTOBER, 2020

This months Potpourri are random items shared by DM readers.
I hope they bring a smile during this grim time.

Also click the link below sent by my sister-in-law, Theresa, sharing the history coffee. FUN READ!

Cheek Family History

From AnnW: Made a batch of pot stickers/pork dumplings this week with some ground pork i had, freezing most of them for later use. So tonight added some to chicken broth, a knob of ginger, shredded scallions, some thin slices of chili pepper and pea pods! YUM!!!

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I JUST LOVED THIS!

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CLICK THE LINK BELOW & CHECK OUT THE HISTORY OF THE MASON JAR

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/brief-history-mason-jar-180975546/

More from Ann: Right, garden ripe tomatoes. Left: Mr. Mason and his jar

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MORE FUNNIES ...

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SEPTEMBER, 2020 - POTPOURRI

I received this uplifting video entitled JOY! Sent for no particular reason, just the thought it would provide a little JOY. I hope you will enjoy as much as I did.

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(ABOVE) My friend Ann writes..."Did you know about this? It is a free digital cookbook."
No, I didn't but it is really cool. Take a look.

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/programs/19th-amendment-centennial/cook-book/

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My daughter's homemade stuffed peppers & a stuffed zucchini she enjoyed from a favorite restaurant.
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Fried Zucchini

OMG! Squash flowers stuffed with ricotta filling then deep fried!

Potato, sausage and veg dishes from friend, Deb.
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My college friend, KathyDB, saw this book and just mailed me a copy as she thought I might enjoy it . How sweet of her! Kathy has Italian ancestors (related I believe to the Cincinnati LaRosa family) and is interested in our Italian cooking heritage. When I thanked her for the book she wrote and said..."So glad the book arrived. I saw this online and it said that it is one of the most comprehensive books regarding Italian heritage and the evolution of their cooking. I thought of you immediately. " I have come to learn Kathy has little time to read and she shares in a later email ... "Since I don't have much time to read at this stage of my life, I am looking forward to your "book report." I promise to read and report back as soon and I finish. In the meantime CLICK HERE for the Google review.

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My sister-in-law shares pictures of Japanese sandwiches from a new Dallas restaurant...
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