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Your Larder

Your Larder First of all, what is a larder? Well, it’s not a pantry. A pantry is, historically speaking, where bread was kept and where preparation of foods associated with bread was done. While we’re on a roll with vernacular, alcoholic beverages were stored in the buttery (“butts” of barrels) and cooking was done in… Read More

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…PowerPoint presentations? Do you know how to edit I Movies? Care to help with Shine The Light On Kids? I need an exceptionally good PP presentation. Here is what I see: Opening with a great song having to do with kids and inspiration. I was thinking the Power Of Love by Huey Lewis, but the… Read More

Alrighty…about comments

So if you want to date me, or are into ‘cougars’, or perhaps you’re selling some type of technology that will make me millions or t-shirts of a different color, please, please…do not try to comment. I will feel badly pressing the ‘send to trash’ button and you don’t want to make me feel bad,… Read More

Our Very First Event!


I am so thankful that Kelley Young Winery has graciously offered their gorgeous winery for our first ever (after the road trip) event for Shine The Light On Kids! You’ll have a tasting of their excellent wines, nibble on appetizers and hear my Stories From The Road! Some are embarrassing, some are heartbreaking, some are… Read More

Broccoli, not violence….(Idioms galore)

So….. Yesterday I was asked by an interviewer on a radio show if we should arrest parents of obese kids. I replied that although I can understand the frustrated sentiment, I would rather focus on education. Yesterday is done, let’s educate and set up programs that parents/kids attend (if it is a child protective services… Read More

Summer Eating

Hello everyone! This is an article I wrote that made the publishing rounds. I hope you enjoy it! More recipes will be on this new web site soon; check back on the Patty’s Kitchen soon! Summer Eating The warm months of summer offers us cooling foods with high water content for hydration such as peaches,… Read More