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Thursday, May 7, 2015

A Slice Of Heaven




I don't know why anything lemon flavored makes me giddy with happiness.  Especially the pastries.   So, when I saw this recipe by frugalfarmwife, it was love at first sight.  It looks so yummy and gluten free too!



For years now, instead of a cake, I enjoy a lemon meringue pie for my birthday instead.  This year am going to try these for sure.  

Here is the recipe.  Enjoy!



Gluten-Free Lemon Bars Recipe

For the crust:
For the Filling:
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 2-3 teaspoons grated lemon peel (optional)
Preheat oven to 350Âș.
Combine crust ingredients and mix well.
Press into the bottom of a greased 9×13 inch baking pan.
Bake for 20 minutes until the crust begins to turn a light brown.
Remove pan from oven.
Beat filling ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl.
Pour over warm crust.
Return to oven, and bake for and additional 15-20 minutes until filling is set, and slightly brown around the edges.
Remove from oven, and cool for 10-15 minutes.
Sprinkle generously with powdered sugar.
Use a butter knife to loosen lemon bars from the edges of the pan.
Let cool completely.
Cut bars, and remove from pan.
Cherio!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Unapologetic Selfies & Some African DIY Style!

Everybody who knows me know that I am a craft junkie.  If I go more than a week without creating something I get the shakes, involuntary twitches, and spasms.   Basically,  my body began to experience craft withdrawals.

Yes, seriously I need help.

So this week, I give you my African inspired earrings. They are my latest creation and my precioussss.....(In my best Smeagol voice from Lord of the Rings)

   I don't have a name for them just yet but they are available on my etsy shop, Beautyandthegreen.etsy.com.

If you have any ideas for what I should call them help a sista out! 

Cherio!


















Sunday, April 26, 2015

A Hot Minute


Sooooooo, it's been a hot minute since I last blogged.  Truth be told, I needed a break.  Time out.  

To Pause

 Rewind.........

and here I am again.

Refreshed

Invigorated and ready to go!

Again.

To be perfectly honest, it was good for me to step away from everything for a while.  If you need time out.

Take it.  


Life for me in the last year has been a world wind.

Ups

downs

turn-a-rounds

relocation

separation

divorce

and all that goes with it.



Important, life changing stuff.  And so with that being said, I move on.  Happy in the knowledge that I emerged like a butterfly from a cocoon.  Beautifully and wonderfully molded from the intensity of the struggle.

Wiser

Stronger

Determined

But most of all,

Winning!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Timeless Beauties





A few months ago my sister and I had a conversation.  It went a little like this:

My sister: (looking in magazine) Wow, Helen Mirren is on fire!

Me: (looking at magazine page over her shoulder nodding my head)  She looks amazing.

My sister: If I look like that when I am her age....(side eye with attitude and and strikes a diva pose)

Me:  Not sure if the world is ready for you just yet.  (cracking up laughing)

My sister:  Well, ready or not.....(chuckling and browsing through magazine again)


Fortunately Helen is not the only one looking great as she gets older.  There are many other women her age and older who are as my sister would put it "holding it down!"

Here are some of them, most of them over 70 years old.  Enjoy!
























Cherio!