“The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself.”

Art of Quotation

“The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself.”

William S. Burroughs, writer

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sugar, spice and everything nice // apple vanilla bean cheesecake

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24/24 – Train Driver’s Live Cab View – Norway – Winter Snow

Dry Soup Mix in a Cone

Simply Made Kitchen and Crafts

A couple of weeks ago, our local woman’s club held a holiday craft-making session for all of its members. During one of the sessions, I saw a group assembling a dry soup mix in a cone shaped bag. The leader of the session had carefully measured out ingredients for all to use for their individual bags. The layered mix looked colorful and interesting. I complimented her on the clever idea of making such an inexpensive gift packaged in a compact and attractive cellophane bag. Two days later, she left a couple of different soup packages on my desk while she visited my office. She included a little note card explaining how each of the soup mixes should be cooked. I was so appreciative of her gift. What a kind gesture!

Naturally, I made a pot of soup when I returned home that evening. The Italian Curly Soup recipe made just…

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To all my friends in America… have a fabulous feast! 😍


And After That The Rain by Yehuda Amichai

Leonard Durso

And after all that–the rain.
When we learned to read the book of lingering
And the book of parting,
When our hair learned all the winds
And our sweet free hours
Are trained to run all around
In the ring of time.

After all that–the rain.
A big salty sea
Comes to us, stammering
Sweet and heavy drops.

And after all that–the rain.
See, we too
Pour down
To the one who receives us and doesn’t remember,
the spring earth.

translated by Benjamin & Barbara Harshav

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Cactus Cupcakes

 Hello hello my wee squidgy iced buns and a very warm and cosy welcome back to my little blog.
I hope you all had peachy sweet summers and are getting yourselves stuck back into the new term of autumnal baking. I don’t know about you, but ever since September knocked on my door I’ve been sprinkling cinnamon around the kitchen like i’m the Autumn Spice Fairy and have been popping out crumbles left, right and centre! Anyone for custard? 
I hope you’ve all been doing your homework like the good little angel bakers you are, and have been keeping up with this years series of The Great a British Bake Off. I’m absolutely loving the new series with all its crazy challenges, Noels quirky shirts and as ever,  getting myself way too emotionally attached to it’s batch of  budding bakers.  I could gobble Liam up in one go…

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