Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Broken Bridge


The love of living life is so essential to the health and endurance of our relationship with ourself and with others.  When we close off the bridge that links us to life, we essentially close off  the bridge that leads us to love. Sometimes irreparably so. Embrace and love life, and in doing so, you embrace yourself and others with love.  

Broken Bridge

An indifference to life
Is a betrayal to self, and difficult to mend.
An indifference to love
Is a betrayal to another, and it can begin love’s end.
The bridge that links heart and spirit;
May no longer be faithfully crossed.
The values that  once linked their shores
May become forever lost.
The lingering scream, and unabated fear
Can become the wall that divides.
There may be no remedial word or tear
That could restore what one cannot abide.
The effects of healing efforts,
 Whether lengthy or sincere,  
May be woefully lost in the emotional  stream
of a lover no longer here.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Yo Ho Ho & A Bottle of Rum Salsa


I found this marvelous Salsa recipe recently and gave it a go.... Wonderful with Caribbean style Chicken! and Yeah Mon! Have a go at the Rum while you are at it :)

1/2 Papaya, Peeled and Diced
1 Mango, Peeled and Diced
Diced Sweet Orange Pepper
Diced Sweet Banana Pepper
Chopped Onion
3 Tblsp. Cilantro, chopped
3 Tblsp. Lime Juice
3 Tblsp. Orange Juice
2 Tblsp. Dark Spiced Rum
3 Tblsp. Shredded Coconut

Combine all ingredients and toss. Chill the Salsa. Chill with the Rum...

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Cool Treat for a Hot Summer's Day




Chocolate Chip/ Mint Madeleines

2 Large Eggs
2/3 cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp dried Mint
1 cup All Purpose Flour
1 1/4 sticks unsalted Butter, melted, cooled slightly
1/2 bag Mini Chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350'
Grease Madeleine pans. Using electric mixer, beat Eggs and 2/3 cup Sugar in large bowl just to blend. beat in Vanilla, dried Mint. Add Flour, beat just until blended. Fold in Chocolate Chips.  Gradually add melted Butter in a steady stream , beating just until blended. Spoon 1 tblsp. batter into each indentation in pan. Bake until puffed and lightly browned.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Lighting My Way




Where there is dark, you are my light.

When my tears flow, you restore my sight.  

Come rays of joy, when night befalls .

As you bring hope, when despair calls.  

Where paths are arduous, you show the way.

When life is blighted, you enrich my day.

Kind Orion, with you I’m Saiph

Though an ultraviolet presence, you renew my faith.  

My feet are ever on steady ground.

Your glow is within me, and all around.  

The hunt goes on for a better way.

The hunt goes on for a brand new day. 

For the Huntress,  is, of course, you see

The Huntress, the light, the hope , is me.

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