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These shots are some of my favorites from a winter photo shoot.
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Happy holidays to all!
Best wishes for warm healthy safe holidays to all.
Dead tree and beauty
You speak of
Sculpture and beauty
Snow English poem with its original French text Dec. 2012
Serenade your praises
Adorn the branches
Stars in abundance
On a somnolent town
Your coat shines
Mirage of a sojourn
Time of a route
Treasure among duties
Images against a buffer
So that, desire
I wake up
To find myself
In the past
I fall back to sleep
And step out
Of my treasures
My heart implores
Seriner tes louanges
Les archanges rêvent
Revêtir les branches
Étoile en abondance
Sur une ville somnolente
Ton habit brille
Mirage d’un séjour
Le temps d’un parcours
Trésors parmi devoirs
Images contre un butoir
Pour que désire
Se transpose, transforme
Je me réveille
De me trouver
Dans le passé
Je me rendors
De mes trésors
Mon cœur implore
The flouted child 1990 ( English poem with French original text )
The flouted child
Is hope, It’s the future
Is the mirror of your memories
Is naïve, pure and sweet
Believes in you, but you’re harsh
A child is not a thing
An object to dispose of
It’s a being of its own
With emotions, a light
Do not abuse his faith
For you shall only have his mistrust
Be his enlightened torch
His exemplar for eternity
You closed your ears
To all advice
You wounded this bird
You broke the branch
Was the hope of your memories
The mirror of the future
His feelings were sacred
But you’ve erased them
C’est l’espoir, c’est l’avenir
C’est le miroir de tes souvenirs
C’est naïf doux et pur
Croit en toi mais, tu es dur
L’enfant n’est pas une chose
Un objet dont on dispose
C’est un être à part entière
Avec des sentiments, une lumière
N’abuse pas de sa confiance
Tu n’auras que sa méfiance
Sois son flambeau éclairé
Son exemple pour l’éternité
Tu as fermé l’oreille
A tous ces conseils
Tu as blessé cet oiseau
Tu as cassé le rameau
C’était l’espoir de tes souvenirs
Le miroir de l’avenir
Ses sentiments étaient sacrés
Mais tu les à effacé
Very easy Sourdough starters with bread recipe ( available in wholewheat too )
I never dared to adventure in the sourdough ” area ” thinking it was the hardest thing to do but, it really is not.
It is the easiest thing possible, the healthiest, doesn’t contain sugar ( only if you wish so ) it is good for those who are
yeast intolerant or have egg intolerance but you have the choice to use it if you want.
The sourdough starters just needs time to pick up. It takes a few seconds to do, you then let it work for a few days.
The taste doesn’t have to be a strong one, it is up to you to choose if you want it to rise longer or not. The taste
will be determined by that factor.
With time, you will know the exact way you want it.
The lengthy time used for the starters is just a one time thing. After that you keep it in the fridge, take it out a day
before you want to bake another loaf and just add a cup of flour and one of warm water before you make a loaf. Then, add once again the same amount of flour and water in the starters, before you store it back in the fridge,
so you have enough for the next time you feel like baking.
Let me know how it came out for you!
Sourdough starters recipe
1. 1 cup of flour ( you can choose white, wholewheat or Spelt )
2. 1 cup of warm water
Whisk and leave it 24 hrs in room temperature, cover with paper or cloth. Stir a couple of times.
Day two- Feeding the starters
Mix again. Remove half and add more flour and water.
1. 1/2 cup flour
2. 1/2 cup warm water
Whisk it cover again. Stir a couple of times. leave 24 hrs.
Bubbles build up. Add half a cup of warm water and flour, stir and leave 24 hrs.
Sourdough is ready!
1. Add 1 cup flour
2. 1 Cup warm water
Mix. Let it sit. Cover with cloth or paper for 8-10 hrs ( depending on how warm the kitchen is )
1. 2 cups of sponge ( sourdough starters )
2. 2 tsp salt
3. 1/2 tsp rice syrup or sugar ( I put 2 Tbsp when I wanted sweeter and 4 Tbsp for real sweet )
4. 2 Tbsp oil ( of your choice. Sesame, olive, sunflower… )
5. 2 1/2 cup flour ( wholewheat, white, half white regular or Spelt )
1. Throw all ingredients in bowl, stir by hand, add another 1/2 cup of flour if necessary ( it should be soft enough to scoop it with a spoon, you don’t have to shape it )
2. Put in a glass or stainless steel loaf tin with baking sheet in, if you put a minimum sugar or syrup, you can improvise a Italian bread by sprinkling Oregano herbs, olive
oil, salt, Paprika powder and pepper, they’ll love it!
3. Let it rise overnight but remember to cover it. Then, slide in unheated oven on 175 Degrees Celsius = 347 Degrees Fahrenheit for 40 mn if it’s a flatter shape and 50 mn for
a regular loaf.
4. Take out and enjoy with your close ones, they’ll love it! 🙂
5. Please! Remember to add one more cup of flour and one of warm water in the starters glass jar so, you’ll have enough to store back in fridge for future recipes. you can seal
the jar and place in the fridge for as long as you want. I was told it stays good for just a few weeks but, was proven otherwise when I left it for much longer without it spoiling in the least.
I hope it was clear enough, if you have any question let me know.
100% Natural-ready to use- face moisturizer… Unrefined Shea butter!
I used to make complicated or not so complicated face moisturizers that I had looked up on the internet, there are lots of choices, some great but I got discouraged after another
recipe-flop and realized that the butter itself is brilliant in its pure form!
It melts at body temperature and with the dry skin I have it can only be better as a sole ingredient. I tried it in the evening and lo and behold… magic! The skin is smooth and nourished with hardly any work, just an order on amazon or ebay.
I looked up on Wikipedia Shea butter and they say ( I’m sure you already know this but for those who don’t, here’s the information ) it’s extracted from the nut of an African tree called, Vitellaria Paradoxa, it is edible, something I had not known and used in food preparations in Africa ( at least we know we are not applying poison on our skin 🙂 )
If bought unrefined, it keeps its sunscreen properties equal to number 6 ( that was specified on another site ) and they went on with a list of benefits as Anti-inflammatory, used for management of Sinusitis and relief of nasal congestion, joints aches and aches of other parts of the body which was equally new to me.
I use it on my hands too and if I got a burn or infected wound, I found it cured very fast, now I know why 🙂 if you are interested in the recipe for Shea butter face cream I can post it, just let me know.
I bought a kilo of it ( 2 pounds 20 oz. it lasts forever ) put it immediately in the fridge and take out each time a little which I cut with a knife as it hardens once cold, and sterilize a very small glass jar, put a bit inside and after a few hours, being exposed to room temperature it softens and piles up but I can apply it on my face even straight out from the refrigerator as it melts between the fingers.
I hope this tip was useful to you, let me know, feedback is always appreciated, enjoy!
New photos inserted in poem of St.Moritz post!
I finally managed to insert the photos, I was longing to put in the poem
Of St.Moritz, to show you all, the magnificence of this unique place.
I believe, words and photos are complementary. Photos give justice
to words and vice versa.
But one cannot go without the other, at least it did, until I got the photos 🙂
Let me know what you think, does it make that big difference I’m talking
about? Do you think the place is unique or have you seen a twin town
P.S For the English version search on ” will words ever do justice? ”
For the French one ( there are different pictures there too ) search on ” St.Moritz “