Sunday, February 28, 2010

Mosaic Monday 1 March 2010

Splashes of Red to brighten your day
visit  Little Red House for more about Mosaic Monday

It was fun to go to that timeless place with these tulips. What sends you to that timeless place?

Friday, February 26, 2010

wanna play?

You just want to play
to be chased
to catch snowballs
how simple is that
just that one more thing
that I should do
and walk on
and know
you will forgive me


with apricots and walnuts

used with the permission of wanda urbanowicz author & cook extraordinaire
jars of assorted freshy baked cookies line the front counter at rebar. These
           chewy, moist cookies have been a top-seller for years. Once you start making these,
you'll never buy supermarket again! Once they are fully cooled, store them in
an airtight tin for up to one week (if they last that long!)

                                                                                    yields 28 cookies        
1  Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie               1/2  cup (120 mL) unsalted butter,
     sheet with parchment paper and set aside.                        softened
     Cream together the butter and sugar until                      1 1/2 cups (360 mL) brown sugar
     light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time,                        2  eggs
     blending each one in well before adding the                  2  tsp (10 mL) vanilla
     next. Blend in the vanilla and set aside.                         1/4 cup (60 mL) dried apricots
                                                                                       1 1/2 cups (360 mL) unbleached flour
Using a food processor, pulse together the                     1 1/2 tsp (7.5 mL) baking powder
     apricots with 1/2 cup (120 mL) flour. Chop                     1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) salt
     them up fine and place them in a large mixing                1 cup (240 mL) roasted & chopped
     bowl.  Mix in the remaining flour, baking                          walnuts
     powder and salt. Add the wet mix and stir                      1 1/2 cups (600 mL) good quality
     in the walnuts and chocolate chips.                                   chocolate chips

3  Drop heaping tablespoonsful of batter on the
     prepared baking sheet, leaving room in                           
     between to allow for spreading during baking.                        helpfulhint
     Bake for 9 minutes, rotaing the tray half way                 If you don't have a food processor,
     through baking. Cool on a wire rack and hide                 mince the apricots with a sharp
     them well!                                                                  knife. Blend with flour and proceed.

These are one of those cookies that has that 'X' factor and everyone I've made these for loves them. Hope you do to. Now have I over sold them????????

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Magical Place & Today's Favorite Words

This was taken @ Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona
It is totally magical in this Canyon. The canyon composed of Navajo Sandstone was formed by erosion due to flash flooding during monsoon season.
The floor is sand and these deeply carved walls are I am guessing 30 feet high. You get to walk through this slot canyon which again I am guessing 600 feet long.
I highly recommend a trip here.  You have to sign up for a tour but  they are totally geared for photographers.  Google it and maybe get reviews as to who to choose to take a tour with. We just signed up with one in the town of Page.  You will need a tripod for sure.  You will be blown away by the beauty, the energy and the majesty of the place. This picture was taken in November 2009. 

Monday, February 8, 2010

Little Old Me

Little Old Me
Still part of my wardrobe

Little old me
ready to retort
I am neither that little or too old

Little old me
oppressively cloaking

Little old me
gloved in false humility
with hand out
taking in
ego pumping
words of adoration

Little old me
outdated thought
that has to go
Has anyone seen my Red Shoes?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Aging-A time to Reflect

I see your soul

Aging-A time to Reflect


Where is my worth?
What is important to me?
Where do I want to put my energy?
What is my greatest desire?

Being real, being just who I am
it is enough
It is all anyone wants of me

Choosing love over fear
With love
Not always knowing how to
but knowing willingness is all that is needed

Sitting in Inner Silence
Knowing we are all connected
In the limitless expansiveness that we are

Come sit with me awhile
Be one
And remember who you really are
Who we really are

And we shall laugh, oh we shall laugh.

Maggie Dumbarton 03:02:2010


What is it good for?

Absolutely nothing.

My favorite words for today:

boon, moose- (my daughter gave me this one), ilk, wholly