I too became a greater space enthusiast as a result of Neil Armstrong & Apollo 11!
- Neil Armstrong, Former NASA Astronaut and the First Person to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 82 (clarksvilleonline.com)
- Watch Neil Armstrong’s First Steps on the Moon (universetoday.com)
- RIP Neil Armstrong, First Man on the Moon [Space] (gizmodo.com)
- Neil Armstrong, First Man To Walk On The Moon, Passes Away (fox2now.com)
- Neil Armstrong Dead At 82 (hollywoodlife.com)
- Neil Armstrong: 1930 – 2012 (blogs.discovermagazine.com)
So very yummy, I had to share recipes:
Tart pan lined with crust and blind baked
1/4 cup white chocolate, melted
1 1/4 cups half-and-half
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1 vanilla bean , split and scraped of seeds
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon butter
seedless strawberry or raspberry jam
Line the unbaked tart crust with foil or parchment and weight with dried beans or pie weights. The dried beans can be reused over and over again as pie weights. Allow to cool and store the beans in a lidded jar. Blind bake the tart crust. Allow crust to completely cool.
Brush the baked tart shell lightly with the melted white chocolate. This allows your crust to remain crisp when it’s filled.
In a saucepan , combine the half-and-half, vanilla seeds and vanilla bean and bring to a boil and remove from heat; cover allow to set 30…
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Pizza is Amazing, extra cheesy delicious!
I have two favorite things about living in New Jersey. First is having the luxury of living in the secluded countryside while only being a short train ride away from one of the world’s biggest and greatest cities. And second, is pizza. Good classic Italian pizza (and all other Italian deliciousness you find everywhere).
I rarely make pizza at home because we are surrounded by so many wonderful restaurants with those blazing brick ovens. The ones that cook your pizza to a crispy, flavorful perfection within seconds. But sometimes in the summer, when grilling season is upon us, I love to put on my sweats, grab a glass of wine and put a cheesy pizza over the coals. It’s the next best thing to the brick oven kind.
And if you’re like me, you’ll seek out your favorite pizza shop and buy the dough already made for only a couple of dollars. …
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What a delicious concept to Mother Your Own Business! Well it should be Mothered, after all don’t our clients need it sometimes? On this Mothers Day, I thought it particularly important to focus on getting a bit personal in business.
Getting personal may take a nicely baked cake, a half-baked idea, or a good swift kick in the pants!
Mothers Day 2012, let’s also give our Moms some kudos, after all she helped create the entrepreuneral genius that your are, and have M.D. stand for Mothers Day!
Just a thought! So, Mother your clients, and reward your Mom! Genius. Of course!
Notes: A Purse shaped cake is a good reminder that the relationship still involves $$$,
prompt payments are still expected, as per contractual obligations (Mom is very
proud of this last line)!
- The Promise of Motherhood. (mynewfavoriteday.com)
- Kelebogile Leepile: my mother, my heroine! (mzantsipatriot.wordpress.com)
- A New Appreciation for My Own Mom (blogher.com)
- #Mother’s Day (leggotunglei808.wordpress.com)
- Tim Tebow Spills His Secret: The Key to His Success (celebs.gather.com)
At first, I thought my fellow blogger @tvaraj was letting me know about his nomination (for The Sunshine Award). Well, in one of those blogging moments, he used the name “Claudia”! I thought how nice, let me read this! What a pleasant surprise, to find that this nomination was actually meant for me, as well! I Claudia, of course!
I am touched beyond measure, that someone should think enough, to let me know that I have inspired them to Write On! I find @tvaraj articles, and content, inviting + interesting + intelligent. I was glad to run into my fellow blogger!
Here are the instructions for nominations:
Answer 10 questions about yourself
Nominate 10 other bloggers
Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they ‘ve been nominated
Incude the Sunshine Award avatar somewhere in your nomination blog
Share the love and link the person who nominated you (see above!)
As part of this nomination, some questions are asked, and therefore I’ll answer as follows:
Ten Questions Answered:
- I always paint my bedroom a shade of purple! This started when as a young girl, I asked my father to please make my room different! So, he asked “what color would you like your room painted?”, I said “purple”. “I’ll need to paint the eighteenth century carved corner blocks’ flowers too,” I thought; and so my room was different!
2. I am an animal lover, can’t help it!
3. Royal Watcher, since age 10.
4. Luv foreign languages!
7. I learned the mind must rest, to receive the Universal teachings!
You must learn to be still in the midst ofactivity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.
8. I have dedicated my life to Love (Luv a continous work)!
9. I believe life is best lived as a “romanticist”. A small gesture, makes a big difference!
10. I listen to my wisdom, and the Holy Spirit’s guidance.
So, that’s a bit about me! Thanks again for joining upon this fantastic journey! The bloggers that have inspired me are:
I have nominated these fellow bloggers for many reasons, or a single reason, but one thing is certain, they have each touched me in a marvelous way! Thank you all, and of course there are many more, but they already have lots! xo
Super Moon looking like Super Nova!
What a moon! What a Saturday night day night out here on Mayne Island, British Columbia Canada. A crowd of about a dozen people joined me at Seaview Beach in Bennett Bay for the moon rising. It is the first time in my five years of living on the island that I had company join me on a photo shoot. Quite festive really and great to see others out capturing the experience first hand as well.
But let’s begin at the beginning shall we. A long time ago on May 1, 2012 I was out in the evening on Reef Bay – a pleasant evening though there were rain showers in the distance.
It was then that I looked up and saw this amazing moon high in the sky.
I had been seeing things posted here and there about some super moon. So I said to self – what if…
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HAPPY CINCO de MAYO 2012
Cinco de Mayo is coming up and this margarita is perfect! For this recipe I used my ice cream machine to get these margaritas nice and icy. I hate when margaritas are watered down, which is why I hate adding regular ice cubes. When you use this method, your margarita can also double as a dessert. After about 15-20 minutes in the ice cream machine, the mixture is the perfect consistency for a great margarita. If you freeze the mixture, it becomes refreshing hibiscus margarita sorbet. Try serving the frozen sorbet with a little tequila or champagne on top.
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Getting Centered, connecting spirituality!
Throughout all cultures and religions we felt that there is something more to life than just the day-to-day business, that there is something beyond our understanding and that it is worth to reach out to it. We have tried many different ways to connect to it, and given various names to it: life, nature, God, Allah, all-pervading power, the Divine, Buddha, Shiva, fate, good luck, the force…
Some had the ability to touch this unknown area, various masters in all cultures and ages and they tried to explain about it and how things would become easier for us – even to the extent that “miracles” can happen – by simply connecting to this power and let it allow to work. I would like to share with you (for me personally a very beautiful and poetic) description of this one power – out of the movie Star Wars. Yoda, a Jedi Master, explains to Luke…
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Gardens & Homes
I confess to not being a very patient person in many areas of my life, however, I’ve discovered that I am in fact a very patient gardener. For a whole year I’ve been waiting for Early Purple Sprouting Broccoli (PSB) to reward my efforts, I’m pleased to announce the wait is finally over. If you’re not a patient gardener, this crop is not for you. Sow from February, plant out from late spring and harvest the following spring. Now that’s a long old wait.
I will admit, wood pigeons set the harvest period back slightly, stripping the top florets just as they began to grow in February. I could have prevented that from happening by netting the plants, but, as regular readers to my blog will know, that’s not something I feel comfortable doing. The weather was awful in February, greenery and food were scarce for most wildlife (I do put out food for wild birds but the…
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