Friday, October 14, 2011

A Small Bear of Great Importance

It is more fun to talk with someone
who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short easy words like,
"What about lunch?"

Don't underestimate the value of doing nothing,
of just going along, listening to all the things
you can't hear and not bothering.

Winnie The Pooh Quotes

Did you know that many of A.A. Milne's first children's poems and stories were printed for adults rather than children? A. A. Milne wrote for a publication called Punch. In 1925 on Christmas Eve he wrote his first Pooh story. Today marks the anniversary of the book Winnie-The- Pooh first published in 1926. I posted a picture of a vintage book.
There are many fun Winnie-The-Pooh quotes that can be found at

A picture of the following recipe was posted on the previous blog

Pasta Bolognese

Serve sauce over bow tie pasta

Note that breaking meat into small chunks helps give the sauce a smooth texture


  • 1-1/2 lbs. ground beef or Italian sausage
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ½ cup diced carrots
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • 1 TB. minced garlic
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 1 can diced tomatoes-basil oregano
  • ¾ cup red wine or 1 cup white wine
  • 2 TB. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. each dried oregano and basil
  • 2 TB. parsley flakes or 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1-cup whole milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • shaved Parmesan cheese


  • Heat 5 TB. olive oil and brown meat with celery, onion.s, garlic and carrots about 12 minutes
  • Drain ingredients and use the food processor to pulse meat and vegetables so they are minced and no large chunks
  • Ad this mixture back to fry pan and add tomato paste cook one minute
  • Add tomatoes, wine, milk. vinegar, spices, salt and pepper,
  • Gently simmer on low heat uncovered till almost all the liquid has evaporated about 45 minutes
Serve over pasta and add shaved Parmesan cheese

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