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waterfall quote

“Young leaves, the sound of a waterfall, heard from far and near.”   

– Yosa Buson

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book quote

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birds kitchenware

Spring means birds: their beauty, the sounds they make, and the natural optimism effect that they bring with them.

A little collage of bird-inspired things from my kitchen.

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pink elephant

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xmas horses bellagio

Christmas decorations seen last year at The Bellagio Gardens in Las Vegas.

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rooster art

(Courtesy of WikiArt.)

 

This painting was created in 1928 by Chinese painter Xu Beihong.

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kindness quote

“You know someone is truly special when the most beautiful thing they have on is a kind soul.”
― Matshona Dhliwayo

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romantic roses illustration

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lemons painting fruits

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cakes from Wales

I’ve always wanted to try Welsh Cakes, and I had the opportunity to do so from a food booth at a literary festival.

They were offered by a baking company started by a family who had migrated to the United States from Wales, so it was good that it was authentic.

Welsh cakes are a traditional treat from Wales. They are made from simple ingredients like flour, sugar, milk and butter. Some family recipes might add currants or spices. The unique thing about these cakes is that they are not baked, but cooked on a griddle.

I tasted the Welsh cakes with the classic traditional flavor. It had a “less crumbly” texture than scones, and had a creamy taste with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg.

The cakes can eaten plain, or with butter and jam. I tried the cakes plain, and also with a little butter for topping. Either way, I really enjoyed them.

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