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Capturing tenderness


Baby poetry ©copyright2014owpp

Baby poetry
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These photos are a first in my photography’s experience which I’m quite proud of! There’s nothing like the joys of being grandparents, one of them, appreciating every bit of the miracle of babyhood.
The innocence, spontaneity when they run into your arms, the strength to say no in all honesty and force when they measure no more than three apples 🙂
I am sure a lot of my followers understand what I’m talking about and I hope these photos have captured the emotion of the moments you’ve spent with them too!

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Trust…
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Protective…
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Montecao easy no-electrical appliance-needed recipe


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I posted a while back a Monte carlo recipe this time it’s a Montecao which I wanted to share with you as the ingredients are more basic, fewer & easily found in every home.
It is a throw-in-one-bowl recipe & mix by hand… can’t get easier:)
I’ll give you the regular sugar version for those who use it.
And for those who prefer a less oily & crunchier recipe I will include an adaptation I created which became very popular here!

Enjoy & let me know!

Ingredients
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1. 5 cups 80% organic Spelt flour (It’s the healthiest, light & off-white in color but you can use regular flour)
2. 1 cup extra virgin olive oil (there’s no olive taste after cooking or baking)
3. 1 cup rice syrup

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Method
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1. Put all ingredients in bowl mix then shape
2. Sprinkle cinnamon powder on top
3. Slide in preheated oven on 150 degrees Celsius = 302 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-15 mn.

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Ingredients for regular sugar recipe
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1. 500 gr. = 88.1 oz. 80% organic Spelt flour
2. 25 cl. Olive oil
3. 200 gr.= 7 oz. Sugar

The method is the same.

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Ingredients for raisin biscuit (adapted from above)
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1. 4 cups 80% organic Spelt flour
2. 1 cup Oatmeal
3. 1/2 cup Olive oil
4. 1/2 cup hot water
5. 1 cup Rice syrup (you can change to sugar)
6. 1 handful of organic raisins
7. 1 tsp. Speculoos spices mix (or cinnamon if you can’t buy it in your area) Wikipedia Specifies “Spices used in speculoos are cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cardamom and white pepper”

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Method
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1. Same as above
2. 20-25 mn. on preheated oven same temperature as above

Natural creamy toothpaste fast & easy recipe


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Since I started to make two years ago my own clean & organic toothpaste I look on the regular one as soap which might seem weird to some but I imagine it is a matter of habit & this has become mine.
I’ve wanted to give you the recipe for quite a while but I had a lot left and no photos from the last batch.

It seems providence decided otherwise when the jar broke 😉 so here goes the recipe…

Ingredients
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1. 6 Tbsp. (heaped) organic Arrowroot or rice flour (cheaper)
2. 5 tsp. Baking soda
3. 4 tsp. (flat) organic virgin Coconut oil or Shea butter if that’s what you have at home, it’s cheaper too (I quote Wikipedia “In some African countries such as Benin, Shea butter is used for cooking oil”)
4. 1/2 to 1 tsp. peppermint oil (I like it strongly flavored so I put 42 drops)
5. 6 Tbsp. Glycerin

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Method
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1. Put all the ingredients in a small bowl, mix until smooth
2. Put in a clean glass or plastic container & label it with date (in my experience it never got bad)

Let me know if you try it I would love to know about it!

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New beginnings! My whole blog is refreshed & gleaming…


I've reached the top! ©copyright2013owpp

I’ve reached the top!
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This time I’ve reached the top & can shout properly out loud! What a relief but what a pleasure to know everything is glowing…
I restored the photos back in the last three categories, Writings, O.a writings, award and celebrations and even polished it further by editing a bit the first few articles which were as my first experiences far from agreeable to the eye 🙂
The whole setting of the articles has changed as I replaced inadequate photos which others more relevant to the subject & of far better quality, even the awards & celebrations category catches the eye by its vivid colors!

There is a big sense of satisfaction for having done the job properly…
This whole adventure got me thinking about growth & life’s journey. This blog has been a long process of stages.

1. I learn how to write, edit & post. I feel I’ve climbed the tip of a mountain
2. I visit other blogs & get advice how to add pictures & compare myself to Einstein for having succeeded
3. I sweat over the blog to add them until it looks brilliant & think this is the end of a grueling but satisfying job.
4. I erase them all again & when I realize my error I feel my blood pressure skyrocketing (I’ve never had problems with that)
5. Now I’m done and feel I can now focus on the million tasks awaiting me that have been postponed for this and wonder if it is the end of a roller-coasters & trying beginnings… I sincerely hope so!

Last but not least I want to thanks you all for your advice, my GB went from overloaded at 76% down to 5%! I am very grateful for your help & support throughout.
As new beginnings require, I am going to change a few things & hope I get your understanding here too 🙂

I am going to have to get on with my painting after focusing on my writing for a whole year which I’ve truly enjoyed & in order to have time for that I’ll have to reduce my “reader” time & liking to one day a week.

I’ll keep you updated with the results & go on posting in the various categories my blog owns.

My deep gratitude goes to all of you, my faithful followers…through thick & thin 🙂
Thank you!

Natural Recipe category restored!


Nearing to its end... ©copyright2013owpp

Nearing to its end…
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I am relieved to have completed the photo restoration of the recipe category in less time than the others as it’s smaller compared…
I realize now that all this ordeal was in my favor as the blog is more pleasant to the eye in its update from more experience. I selected this time round more carefully the quality of the photos and thanks to the advice of so many kind bloggers I reduced the photo-pixels which rejuvenated this blog that was nearing to its end by being close to overloaded.
So, I am learning constantly and I’m now short of two smaller categories to finish (Writings & O.a writings) before being able to totally celebrate 🙂

Thanks again for all your support!

Michio Kushi Documentary Feature Film Project Sample Reel 2 of 2 – October 2008


I have already mentioned in this blog that I’m a Macrobiotic follower but never thought of giving you a short introduction (4.51 mn) to its summer conference so, here it is for all those who are interested in something very different 🙂

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Sample reel (segment 2 of 2) – NOT A TRAILER – of an upcoming documentary feature film project on the life of macrobiotic leader, Michio Kushi. For more information contact Jim Brown Productions, New York, NY, Tel:(212) 505-0138 (www.jimbrownproductions.com)
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Proefkonijnen, Dutch guys giving birth. English subs!


For the first time since the creation of this blog I’m posting this video just for you to have a brilliantly good laugh!
I couldn’t stop myself throughout… I don’t think anything else needs to be said 😉

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Published on 19 Jan 2013
In a Dutch TV show, 2 men are getting a child birth experience.

English subs.
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Shouting on the rooftops!!! My photography category is RESTORED!!!


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Celebration!!!
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Today I feel like shouting off the rooftops, blowing them away!!! I cannot believe I did it!! It took me a whole week… long & intensive days of repetitive movements… But finally the photography category is RESTORED!

It has immensely improved, I would be proud & honored if you’d take the liberty to browse through and give me your impressions.

I kept promising & procrastinating, discouraging at the sheer amount of energy needed to correct my ignorance.
But a promise is a promise!

You all remember the shock and horror I felt when I had thought I was making order in my media “cleaning” it up
only to realize that all the photos on my blog had vanished…

I am now halfway through so, I still need your patience:)
I am hardly reading any posts as all my time goes to the restoration but it’ll get done and life will resume its course after that.

I am looking forward to it 🙂

P.s
The photo was taken on new year as a first time experience on firework-photography. It took me about two hundred shots to select a few, it was a thrilling & creative experience which I’ll share with you as soon as I’m done with this!

That one chance we have at living… (climbing the stairs of our life)


Climbing my way up... ©copyright2014owpp

Climbing my way up…
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I always thought my happiness was dependent on a disciplined life and misery on a chaotic food plan.

I believed my behavior was the culprit of my inner-hell.

But a few weeks of frantic bingeing triggered off by some stone in the way of my life made me realize that yes, a clean organic measured food plan contributes to a clear mind, a certain level of stability, an awareness and ability of absorbing the NOW fully but it is not responsible for life and the realities surrounding it.
It does not answer for your reactions towards it and it is surely not the coordinator of your inner.

The inner is your sacred place, you are the only one owning it, it is the birthplace of bliss that you will help grow, the stillness that you will lovingly water and observe carefully as each leaf appears, each twig added, it is you that makes it happen, it is where it all begins…

As you nourish it, its heartbeat will get stronger, it will take all the place, pulsate and vibrate, let itself be cradled in the niche of your soul.

An amazing blogger http://soberidentity.com/ told me not too long ago “that whatever I do toward my food does not change my true self” which I understood to be my soul.

Its health is dependent on my choices, true (whether I nourish that bliss and stillness or not) but it will never change size 😉 nor betray me in any other way. It is intact, unblemished and most importantly it is and will always be what defines me.

True peace and happiness is WITHIN independent of exterior consequences. One can be a total living misery with complete abstinence. Mind-torture is a frame, a free lodger, a habit gone wrong, it is especially badly-wired energy. Our choices are to direct it.

The way is not simple but it is easy as long as we are determined to make a difference in this ONE chance we have at LIVING.

How Do YOU Define Yourself Lizzie Velasquez at TEDxAustinWomen


This is a video you won’t forget so soon 🙂
13.10 mn of bravery, wisdom & a lot more each one of you is going to take in his/her own way.
I have learnt from it that the body is a shell if without a soul & hers shines through the darkest of tunnels as bright as can be… it is full of humor, upbeat, ambitious so deep & wise you can’t go any further (Through Media’s unique emphasis on it we just got sidetrack for a bit too long 🙂 )

There is so much to learn, to take with, remember where our priorities should be if we want to reach our full potential & never doubt in each & everyone of us when we think we don’t mean that much…

We all have a place on this planet.

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n a time when beauty is defined by supermodels, success is defined by wealth, and fame is deified by how many followers you have on social media, Lizzie Velasquez asks the question how do you define yourself? Once labeled, “The Worlds Ugliest Woman,” Lizzie decided to turn things around and create her own definitions of what she defines as beauty and happiness.

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