This and that

Here are five things that caught my attention lately:

1.this empty space
empty room
because it’s filled with possibility.
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Cookie dough tartlet shells, gluten-free

Cookie dough tartlet shells, gluten-free

The dry spell broke and, very last minute, we found ourselves inspired to invite friends for dinner.

Here was my opportunity to use the lemon curd my friend and neighbour recently gave me, made with lemons grown in her yard in the south of France.

I decided to make lemon curd tartlets and, in a moment of thinking outside the box, to make the shells with cookie dough instead of pastry. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results.
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Apple, pink grapefruit, strawberry and ginger drink: good for what ails you

apple, strawberry, pink grapefruit and ginger drink

I marvel at how the author of a blog I regularly read writes about her life.

She reveals everything; she writes about being sexually and physically abused as a child, being at ground zero when the trade towers fell, about trouble in her marriage, sex, abortion, and running out of money. She reveals all these things, she explains, because her childhood was ruined by secrets. Now she is more afraid of keeping things secret than she is of letting people know her troubles. Continue reading

Raw caramel squares

raw caramel squares

I don’t tend to visit the past unless something jogs my memory. When I bit into one of these raw caramel squares a vivid memory appeared:

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This and that

Here are five things that caught my attention lately:

1.these lemons

lemons

because I’ve been to the garden where they grew.
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Chocolate and pear skillet cake, gluten-free

chocolate and pear cake, gluten free

Here’s my spin on a delicious cake known as torta di pere, adapted from this excellent recipe.

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Wabi-sabi; appreciate without panic

wabi-sabi

I wrote about wabi-sabi, how it can help you look at your day-to-day life differently and put you at ease.

You might ask: what good is a concept that reminds you things shrivel, break or die?

It’s quite good, actually.

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Viewing life through a wabi-sabi lens

Loneliness does not come from being alone, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important. – Carl Jung

wabi sabi the beauty of things whithered

Discovering a concept that describes an emotion your culture has no word for can help you make better sense of yourself and more able to cope with life’s stresses.

This happened to me several years ago when I learned about wabi-sabi. Wabi-sabi (wobby-sobby) expresses things I’ve long felt but had no words for.

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Coconut flour pancakes

coconut flour pancakes

If I were to compose a list of favourite recipes this would be my pick for best and most satisfying gluten-free pancake. Even if avoiding gluten is not essential for you or your family, it’s simply a great pancake recipe. It results in pancakes that are light, tender, and delicious.

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My favourite cracker recipe

life changing crackers

A cracker recipe is, hands down, my most popular blog post. Not the recipe for Raw Chocolate Chewy Squares or Pineapple Upside Down Cake but a wholesome flaxseed cracker recipe.

I wonder how much traffic this cracker recipe will get because I think it’s even better.

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