Saturday, February 28, 2009
I hope they find a happy home here.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Born on this day--
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Posted byJennifer GericsSep 29, 2007
Vincent Van Gogh, the famous Dutch Impressionist painter, suffered from severe migraines. He was thought to be insane, but migraines were not well-understood in the 1800's. They were thought to be a form of mental illness. Van Gogh spent time at a French insane asylum, St. Remy, where he created one of his most famous works, "Starry Night." It is said that he drew inspiration from his intense migraine auras. Perhaps these headaches enabled him to create the vivid, colorful paintings for which he is so well-known. (from suite101.com)
Quit trying to describe your aura and paint it. (van gogh was nuts too, bi-polar gets my vote but schitzophrenia is still in the running)
Sunday, February 1, 2009
1¼ hours 20 min prep
A recipe by Theresa Williams. She calls it "the best cake in the world." Its delicious!
8 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup poppy seed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 oranges, zest of, grated
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 Preheat oven to 325°F Grease 10-inch bundt pan (or two small loaf pans).
2 Cream butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
3 Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Mix well after each addition.
4 Fold in poppy seeds, vanilla and grated orange zest. Pour batter into the prepared pan(s).
5 Set on middle rack of oven and bake for 50-60 minutes (less time if baked in loaf pans), or until edges shrink away slightly from sides of pan and cake tester inserted into center comes out clean. Let cake cool in the pan for 30 minutes before turning it out onto a cake rack.
6 When cake has slightly cooled, prick holes in it 1 1/2 inches apart with a long toothpick and pour the *Orange glaze evenly over top. Serve warm. Disposable loaf pans work great for this, as the pans hold all the glaze and keep the cake moist.
8 1/2 cup fresh orange juice.
9 1/2 cup granulated sugar.
10 Combine orange juice and sugar in a small saucepan and simmer gently for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until a light syrup forms.
Today in 1893 Thomas Edison opened the first motion picture studio in West Orange,
New Jersey. (see? didn't i say this is orange month?)
John Ford was born in 1894,
and George Pal in 1908.
(could someone please pass the popcorn?)
I tweaked the sauce with a jar of orange marmalade. (Yes, made from oranges from my tree.)
Then I made this . . .
These are for a potluck after Church tomorrow. I hope it's all good.
We have bagged oranges to give away.
I will also cut some up to eat plain.
(growing our own food is a good recession thing, I think)
"It's gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day!"