Persian Perfection

Last weekend I had the pleasure of experiencing authentic Persian food. My Lobster and I were invited over to a friends for dinner. We knew their background however we had no idea what they would be cooking for dinner. When we it there we found out they made an authentic Persian meal, we were excited. My lobster and I love trying new foods and enjoy the dishes of various cultures. Anyway when it was time for dinner I was having second thoughts. Seeing the food had me guessing what it was going to taste like as I had never seen dishes that looked like these had. I’m the type of person that if the good looks gross it probably tastes gross and if it looks good But I grabbed my fork anyway and dug in. To my utter amazement it was delicious. The flavours were amazing and I enjoyed every bite. Next time your looking for something new for dinner try a Persian dish or two.

The Language of Flowers

I recently finished reading The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. It was an excellent book about a young girl that had spent her life in foster care and has just become emancipated. Now as a young woman she comes face to face with her past and must make the choice to deal with it or run from it. Flowers play an important role throughout the stories which is part of what I was drawn to while reading. I learnt that in Victorian England flowers were used as a way to convey messages and romantic expressions. So next time you buy flowers for someone make sure you pick the right flower to convey the correct meaning, it may just be that the flower itself has the power to fulfill its message. Don’t forget to check out The Language of Flowers for a beautifully written and moving story.

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All You Need Is Love

The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.

– Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Pretend Like Its The Weekend

Pour…wait for the bubbles….flip….and flip again so you have a delicious golden pancake. I could eat pancakes everyday. It’s like eating cake for breakfast and they are even great for dinner. Plus you can put so many different things in them like cinnamon or bananas, blueberries, chocolate chips, the list could go on and on. I have recently started making pancake muffins. They freeze well so they are great when you are on the go.

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Pancake Muffins

You will need:
*your favourite pancake batter
*frozen fruit (or fresh) (or whatever you want to add, the world is your pancake)

Pour the mixed batter into a greased muffin pan. I like to use large muffins pans but any size will do.

Add the frozen fruit to the top of batter after it’s in the pan.

Bake @ 350 until cooked. Let cool before removing from pan.

Drizzle with syrup and your life is changed forever.

Map Of My Heart

I have said it before and I will say it again, I am an introvert. It can sometimes be difficult to understand what an introvert is. For those of you that don’t know check out A Hamster Ball of Personal Space for a guide to understanding introverts. It may then be easier for you to understand why I love this creative drawing so much. A map of an introverts heart is brilliant and describes how I function most days. Thank you to the artist, you definitely made my day when I discovered it. I now hope to share their work with other introverts and non introverts who may now have an easier time when attempting to socialize with us introverts now that you know how we operate.

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The Funniest Man

This weeks Monday Mention is dedicated to the great Robin Williams. The following quotes are some favourites from his routines, movies, or just the man himself. Enjoy.

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“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”

“What’s right is what’s left if you do everything else wrong.”

“Reality: what a concept!”

“Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself.”

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“But oh, to be free. Such a thing would be greater than all the magic and all the treasures in all the world.”

“You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to.”

“You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”

“Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night. And when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day…make a wish and think of me. Make your life spectacular.”

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Sew Sensational

Today I made a big step in my creative endeavours and bought my very first sewing machine. It was so exciting. I cannot wait to start my first project. There are so many things that I can make on my own now that I have a sewing machine. Clothes, purses, blankets, and so much more. I’ve done things here and there with material but I wanted to expand my options. It is something I enjoy doing and now I feel as though I have started on a whole new adventure.

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Not sure where this adventure will take me but I am looking forward to every minute of it.

~n