Thursday, August 14, 2014

Food for Thought : Food in Moderation

Ten years ago, we lost Julia Child, one of the most memorable chefs, authors and television personalities in the world who is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public. Although many criticized her use of certain high-fat, high-calorie ingredients, Child stood firm in her belief we should all enjoy our food and believed you should take a sensible approach and enjoy things in moderation. Here are a few tips to help you celebrate the joy of eating:

1 .   Make every meal mindful. Even if you don’t have a lot of time to cook, take time to enjoy the meal. Be mentally present and appreciate the different flavors and textures. Avoid eating in front of the television or computer.
2.   Schedule one or two leisurely meals during the week. Make the meal your and your family’s priority. This can be a great time to get the kids involved; children are more likely to try new foods when they are involved.
3 .   Think moderation. If you overindulge at every meal, you will end up feeling sluggish. Think about the foods you really enjoy and work them into your overall healthy eating plan.

Words of Wisdom :

Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.

"You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions."

No need for revenge - Just sit back and wait...those that hurt you will eventually screw up all by themselves ...and if you are lucky, you will be able to watch.

"No one can go back and make a brand new start, however anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."

"I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge; That myth is more potent than history; That dreams are more powerful than facts; That hope always triumphs over experience; That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death."

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and discover they were the big things.

Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

A proud grandpoppa       G.


  1. Howdy Dad ,
    Your post on Julia Child is really nice ... I didn't realize she died 10 years ago .
    I do so agree with Julia ... when eating ... moderation is the key , better to eat 5 small meals that 3 large meals ... unless you are a growing kid that gets lots of exercise .

    Thank you so much Dad for just being you .
    Your only daughter

    1. Daughter ,
      Thank you so very much and yes it has been 10 years . Julia make a lot of good points , I do so think people tuned into her show to watch her eating out of pots and pans and eating from the trays with her hands .

      Daughter , I will always be here for you My daughter you have gave me so many years of happiness and some great grandkids , what more could I ask for ? I know , more food (laughing my butt off).

  2. Hi HB,
    Nice little tribute to Julia. She was quite a character but her food was always delicious. Moderation in all things is the key to good health and contentment. Good advice and good words of wisdom.
    The butterflies are gorgeous and I love the 'wonderful day' gif.
    Thanks HB
    Love and hugs

    1. Butterfly ,
      Thank you ever so kindly . Yes Julia was a character and fun to watch , I cannot agree with you about her food was always delicious , some was , but a lot of it was bland . Julia did a month visit at the Eldorado in Reno about 20 years ago as Emil guest . My lady some of the French dishes was nice , When I went to Paris , I had certain restaurants I would go to because most French food is heavy . I will say Julia was a lady ;

      My grands find me the butterflies and gifs . Very glad you like them , they are becoming helpful to me .
      Hugs and love

  3. Julia Child influenced so many of us with her approach to food. An amazing woman!

    1. Ms. Nellie ,
      I agree , Julia was an amazing lady in more ways than one .

  4. Hi Poppa , so nice to see Julia , I am using one of her recipes each day this week . The ladies ask me when you was coming back , they miss you and so do I .
    I ask aunty could I have you back , she said it was up to you .
    Wandering Brook was at a stand still until you started your weekly posts , Aunty says your pageviews is what keeping it going .
    Love you poppa ;-D

    1. Hello granddaughter ,
      Tell the ladies I miss them , but right now I have to help here , as you know your dear aunt has her hands full helping the family . Jeannie is not well and so I am trying to help , I asked her was she going to put the recipes and going on about Poppa's Herb Garden , I do not know right now what she is going to do until she gets this Reno mess worked out next month .
      I think I will put some of the dishes I like on here , I will talk it over with my grands they have great ideas .
      Love you granddaughter

  5. Poppa , your post is good and about how to eat . mama say we never stop eating , mama is so funny . Poppa we will find you more butterflies , you told the meaning of the cocoon to the butterfly , poppa you should make a post about the freedom of butterflies and why people should reach that goal . We had a good time in school today , Sheryl and I are in the same homeroom . Jonny and Chris is in the same homeroom , the principle ask daddy did he want to split us up and he said no , it was all right . we love you poppa and will you go shopping with us tomorrow . MeMa made Big pecan cookies today . They are on the table in the breakfast hook .
    Wrote by Sha

    1. Hello my grands ,
      Thank you and your mama make sure you eat healthy food and we are so lucky because your dear mama love to cook . I am glad all of you are finding me such beautiful butterflies . I will do my best to one day make a post on the butterfly . Glad your day went well and thanks for the invite to go shopping , of course I will go and help all of you beg your mamas (laughing my butt off). Those are some big cookies and so delicious , thanks for bringing them home , Nita said everyone likes them and all the desserts are homemade . And they are so glad Nee , Anita , Joanna and Eloise is back they missed the homemade sweets , Mamie made some while we was gone , couldn't make enough by herself . I was sure all of you was going to be in the same room because you enroll late . Now Jenny is the boss at Warner Park or schooI say Man (laughing my butt off).


Come on in , set awhile and have a cup of tea and cookies , as always you are welcome .