Saturday, October 3, 2015
This is my grandmother... my father's mother, Gramma Chamberlin. I use to call her Big Gramma only because my other gramma was only 4' 6" tall, she was from Palermo, Sicily and Big Gramma was from Dusseldorf Germany.
Big Gramma was a great cook and the potato pancakes recipe below I remember my dad teaching me how to cook them learning from his mother of course. This wonderful woman passed on when I was only seven years old, but I remember her as if it was yesterday me sitting on her lap coloring. Yes, that is us below dressed up for Halloween, and that's my brother Junior. Gramma always had a smile for me. I love and miss you Gramma!
GERMAN POTATO PANCAKES
2 1/4 cups coarsely shredded peeled potatoes
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/3 cup flour 1 egg
1/2 tsp. salt
Pinch of pepper
Mix all ingredients to make a batter. Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a hot skillet.
Pour batter (1/4 cup at a time) into the oil. Spread to
flatten. Fry on one side, then flip to fry on second side.
As a variation, you may add less onion and add some chopped
Posted by Marie Moody at 9:58 PM
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
What do you do in Autumn? We do Fall cleaning and we're starting on getting our roof clean and putting away yard ornaments. My swing and chairs, statutes and wishing well time to hibernate for the winter. My bunnies and Uncle Sam time for a long winter's nap! Although I absolutely Love Autumn and Spring, my favorite time of year it does sadden me to say goodbye to summer once again. It's always too short, but now my time of year is beginning. I LOVE THE HOLIDAYS!!!
It's time to share the love and share yourself. it's time to get together with family & friends! It's time to open your heart and say hello and welcome. Well for today I must close my Post because I'm off to get a check-up from my doctor. Have a great day my friends and do leave a comment and let me know what do you do in autumn! Hugs to everyone for I'm the biggest huggy person you'll ever know. I'm a HUG MONSTER... hehehehe NOT BUT I DO ENJOY A GOOD HUG!
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
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Tuesday, September 8, 2015
He looks really good here doesn't he? Now let me show you a picture the day he died.
|Do you see Tim's nose? It's called a booze nose.You could just tell that he just drinks too much.. It is just not the thing ti do and your body doesn't like it either.|
Humans have been drinking alcohol for at least 10,000 years. Today it is well known that there are significant differences between drinking in moderation and excessive intake of alcohol, such as the case with alcohol abuse and full blown addiction to alcohol known as alcoholism.
In many studies, it has been found that drinking a moderate amount of alcohol is good for circulation and for the heart. Alcohol, when drunk in moderate amounts seems to protect people against gallstones, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
What Is Moderate Alcohol Consumption?
One drink is
More alcohol than that and the positive effects of alcohol seem to slip away.
Positive Effects of Moderate Alcohol Consumption
Negative Effects of Alcohol
Certainly heavy drinking is a problem and is one of the #1 causes of preventable injury and death in the US.
Alcohol plays a role in nearly 50% of all motor vehicle accidents, can damage the heart and liver in large doses, causes alcohol dependence, and increases the risk of birth defects, breast cancer, depression, relationship problems, and other cancers.
Alcohol has been found to inhibit the absorption of folate, an important B vitamin for embryonic spinal cord growth. It is partly why alcohol is not recommended in pregnancy. This folate disruption in alcohol consumption is also felt to be the reason why alcohol can increase the risk of colon, breast, and other cancers. People who take in at least 600 mcg per day of folate can decrease some of the negative effects of alcohol consumption.
Alcohol in moderation has been shown to help those with type 2 diabetes and gallstones. This connection also goes away when alcohol is taken in too heavily. A drink after a meal can aid digestion of the meal and people who drink only small amounts of alcohol tend to be less stressed than those who do not drink. The trick is to spread out the alcohol consumption over the week. Binging on alcohol at any time negates the positive effect of drinking.
Heavy Drinking And Alcoholism
Heavy drinking poses numerous dangers for the body, easily comparable to poison. It directly causes chronic disease, like cirrhosis and negatively effects important organs and processes in the body.
Who Becomes An Alcoholic
Both genes and environmental issues play a role in who becomes an alcoholic and who doesn’t. Genes for the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase seem to play a specific role. Those who have one type of alcohol dehydrogenase develop less heart disease than those who have another type of alcohol dehydrogenase in their bodies.
The benefits and risks of alcohol consumption vary with a person’s age. Younger people have less benefit and more risk, especially among pregnant women and those who drive drunk.
Older people may benefit from drinking one alcoholic beverage per day (or two for men).
How To Make Sense Of It All
Alcohol has complex effects on the body so that it is difficult to make statements as to whether or not you should consider alcohol helpful or harmful.
If you are at a low risk for heart disease and cancer, it may not pay at all to drink alcohol. If you are at risk for addiction, no amount of alcohol can prevent you from eventually developing an addiction to the drug.
If you currently don’t consume alcohol, most experts recommend you don’t start drinking just for medicinal purposes. People at a high risk for heart disease or breast cancer because of family history or lifestyle options may choose to drink a moderate amount of alcohol every day.
Make sure to take in at least 600 mcg of folic acid along with the alcohol so you don’t become folate deficient.
Read more at http://www.heartofaphilanthropist.com/blog-stuff/the-real-effects-of-alcohol-on-the-body-the-good-and-bad#OizXIwese3LY2bv6.99
I want to thank Heart of a Philanthropist for letting me share her information with all of my readers. Thank you.!
Posted by Marie Moody at 8:33 PM