I want to thank you all for reading, commenting and liking my posts… I like being here, interacting with you…I feel at home 🙂
I’ll be away two weeks for my holidays, yet I will try to follow the posts as much as I can; I won’t post though. Unless I have an image or two to share with you all…
Have wonderful weekends, be happy and content. Life is too short for anything else…
See you soon 🙂
These are yesterday’s flowers from my garden…
Light pink rose…
Spiraea double play big bang = a bizarre name…
There are also mushrooms in abundance…
Tiny reddish roses…
Weigela is trying to bloom thinking that we have already reached Spring…
This Dahlia (?) came from the wild flower mix…
Hellebore mixed the seasons as well…I never saw them this early…
Colourless gladiolus…So very late!
Coreopsis blooms are very happy…
Vinca=Sadaphuli=Periwinkle is blooming too…
Fuchsia is better than summertime…
Some alliums to put into a vase to enjoy more…
I wish you a very happy Friday all 🙂
This #throwbackthursday is all about one of my old posts: “Dreamcatcher” is dated back to January 10 of this year. Before that time I was feeling down, could’t sleep properly, a black phase of my life. Sleeping tablets didn’t work: in a sense they worked but during the day I was feeling like a zombie, couldn’t function well, and there was the danger of getting addicted! So I stopped. Now what? I had several discussions with myself during those sleepless nights, and there was the answer:
I was behaving normally to outside world; posting on WP, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ ( just started on FAA), as if nothing was wrong with me…
So I should have applied the same to my feelings, worries, to bad people who were the cause of all this. I did! It took a while to turn my situation to a happy end; but it could be done with positive thoughts, perseverance, and thinking the happiest moments of one’s life! I have become happy again and could have a proper night rest finally 🙂
Then I thought to talk about it without mentioning “me”. I don’t like talking about me all the time…Dreamcatcher was a success. I still don’t know how it is possible but people find, read and sometimes like it …. Here it is:
I wish you all a fine Thursday 🙂
190g/6½oz self-raising flour
150g/5oz caster sugar
2 level tbsp cocoa powder
1 level tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 level tsp baking powder
2 tbsp golden syrup
2 free-range eggs
150ml/¼ pint sunflower oil
150ml¼ pint milk
For the icing
200g/7oz white chocolate
150ml/¼ pint double cream
1 x 125g/4½oz tub full-fat cream cheese
1. Heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 and grease and line with greased
greaseproof paper the bases of two 20cm/8in straight-sided loose
bottomed sandwich tins.
2. Sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl and make a well in the
centre. Add the syrup, eggs, oil and milk, mix with an electric hand
whisk and pour into the tins.
3. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the cakes springs back
when lightly pressed with your fingertips. Turn out on a wire rack,
remove the paper and leave to cool.
4. For the icing, break the white chocolate into a bowl. Heat the double
cream in a pan, until very hot but not boiling and pour the hot cream
over the white chocolate to melt it. Stir until melted and set aside to
5. Spoon the cream cheese into a bowl then gradually add the white
chocolate mixture and stir until combined. Set aside to cool a little,
until thick enough to ice.
6. Spread half of the icing on one cake, sit the other cake on top and
spread the remaining icing on top to give a pretty finish.
less than 30 mins
10 to 30 mins
By Mary Berry
From The Mary Berry Story
I hope you’re enjoying a lovely Tuesday 🙂
A pumpkin is a cultivar of the squash plant, most commonly of Cucurbita pepo, that is round, with smooth, slightly ribbed skin, and deep yellow to orange coloration. The thick shell contains the seeds and pulp.
Pumpkin fruit is one of the widely grown vegetables incredibly rich in vital antioxidants, and vitamins. Though this humble backyard vegetable is less in calories, nonetheless, it carries vitamin A, and flavonoid poly-phenolic antioxidants such as lutein, xanthin, and carotenes in abundance.
Here on the site of BBC Good Food there are 23 recipes…
I wish you a successful, and happy new week 🙂