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Beauty in a day at the park


Coming for the food ©copyright2014owpp

Coming for the food
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A few crumbs
A lot of birds
Laughter in piles
Swan parade at
The end of a day

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The feeder
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The bride showing off her trail ©copyright2014owpp

The bride showing off her trail
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All here for the fun... ©copyright2014owpp

All here for the fun…
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Exotic too ©copyright2014owpp

Exotic too
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Drops lingering from the plunge ©copyright2014owpp

Drops lingering from the plunge
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E.T at home ;) ©copyright2014owpp

E.T at home 😉
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Time to go... ©copyright2014owpp

Time to go…
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To my comfort zone :) ©copyright2014owpp

To my comfort zone 🙂
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That's better... ©copyright2014owpp

That’s better…
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So long... ©copyright2014owpp

So long…
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My potato experiment!


Potato life on Mars! ©copyright2013owpp

Potato life on Mars!
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Do you remember the time I had written a humoristic poem on the weird sprouted potatoes I had forgotten in my balcony for two months? (I still have to work on my photography category & insert the photos back in!) well, my potato plant experiment finally ended a few weeks ago & I decided to share the happiness & pride in my labor with you today… bear in mind that it was grown in a pot, I “babysat” it indoors once the cold settled in and not even organic fertilizers were used all along 🙂

It was more for the fun than the quantity gained (which wasn’t much) my grandchildren & I had a ball of a time guessing… creating suspense & wondering if anything had come out of it, for all we knew there could’ve been nothing under! The thrill of the surprise was one of these special moments we cherish deep inside for a long time…

That's how it all started! ©copyright2013owpp

That’s how it all started!
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Fast growth ©copyright2013owpp

Fast growth
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Flowering... ©copyright2013owpp

Flowering…
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One more ©copyright2013owpp

One more
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Jack & the beanstalk... Up & up! ©copyright2013owpp

Jack & the beanstalk…
Up & up!
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My harvest! ©copyright2013owpp

My harvest!
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Mud & all... ©copyright2013owpp

Mud & all…
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Still proud :) ©copyright2013owpp

Still proud 🙂
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Preparing our meal :) ©copyright2013owpp

Preparing our meal 🙂
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My dead-easy mock honey cake recipe! (100% natural & no machinery needed)


My mock honey cake ©copyright2013owpp

My mock honey cake
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If you have followed my blog you know about my all-wholemeal-Spelt-sugar-free cakes. This is a recipe I found in a magazine which I have “translated” to my ingredients (a friends taught me flexibility when following new recipes) my family absolutely loved it and actually preferred it to the too sweet honey cake. It is so easy to do you only have to stir for 2 mn by hand.
Let me know 🙂

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Ingredients
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1. 3/4 cup Tea (boil half the amount add 1 tea bag,when water’s colored add the other half cold non-boiled)
2. 1. 1/2 cup rice syrup (honey or any natural sweetener)
3. 2 cups wholemeal Spelt flour (or any white flour you have)
4. 1 pinch of salt
5. 3/4 to 1 tbsp baking powder
6. 1 tsp ginger powder (I left it out once & it was fine)
7. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
8. 2 eggs (I put 1 egg once & it was perfect)
9. 1/4 cup of olive oil (nobody feels it but take the oil of your choice)

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Method
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Put it all in a bowl, stir then pour in baking pan. If you want two cakes as I’ve done just double the recipe.
Bake in oven for 1 hr on 120 degrees Celsius (248 Fahrenheit) then, the last 15 mn on 150 degrees Celsius (302 Fahrenheit)
Enjoy the compliments you’ll get for not much effort 😉

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