Pat & Mat

One of my son’s favorite animated series is “Pat a Mat.” It showcases two characters, handymen Pat & Mat, who always gets into technical problems but manages to solve them with the most surprising solution. It is presented in a very comical way and somehow showcases Czech culture.

I am sharing here with you one of our favorite episodes.

Right around this time, people from Czech villages are probably processing fruit and vegetable preserves from the excesses of spring’s harvest. When I first got here, I was so impressed with how my mom-in-law processes all sorts of preserves.

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But after living here for some time, I have come to realize that this is a common practice among most Czechs because we also get preserves as gifts from friends and relatives.

I have never tried doing this sort of thing at home, but perhaps one day I will. I certainly got some ideas on how to do bottled strawberry preserves from Pat & Mat.

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6 thoughts on “Pat & Mat

  1. 68ghia August 21, 2013 / 7:33 pm

    I’ve tried my hand at preserving once or twice – with very mixed results πŸ˜‰
    Almost like the two in the video!!

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  2. kukolina August 24, 2013 / 4:36 am

    This is also popular in Hungary. My mother lives in Michigan (States) now but she still makes jam and preserves fruits in jars. I used to love mixing home-made preserved cherries with yogurt to make a bowl of muesli with it. You brought back nice memories. Thank you!
    Let me go and check out the Pat and Mat video….xxx

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    • Grace August 26, 2013 / 8:37 am

      It might be a Central European thing. πŸ™‚

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  3. kukolina August 24, 2013 / 5:27 am

    I watched Pat and Mat. I understand they put sugar in the washing machine but I wonder what was in the box with a cow on it?

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