Friday, December 31, 2010

Reason Season Lifetime

"People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.  
When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.
When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support.
To aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually
They may seem like a godsend and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on."

Port Miou in Cassis, France

"Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. 
Believe it, it is real.  But only for a season."

view from Sheraton, Papeete, Tahiti

"LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons.
Things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson.
LOVE the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant."

Port of Cassis, France

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Cat's Cherry Clafoutis recipe

I have no clue what to write about.  As you can see, I haven't touched my blog in a few months!  Hmmmm....that can be a good thing as I have been super busy!  Let's see, lets talk about favorite subject....or let me post a recipe....

That's a Cherry Clafoutis....

The verb clafir in French means "to fill"or lets just say "the batter with cherries".  Some people prefer the cherries to be pitted but in my household, we leave the pits in, its more home-like and warm.  Some people sprinkle powdered sugar on top or make it with other types of fruit.

Here's Cat's Cherry Clafoutis recipe

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

4 eggs separated

2/3 cup sugar

6 T all-purpose flour

1 cup of heavy cream

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 lbs of fresh cherries, pitted or not, be sure to tell your guests!

1/2 tsp lemon zest

powdered sugar for dusting

can be served with ice cream

Combine egg yolks and 1/3 cup sugar;  beat with mixer until ribbon forms, about 8 minutes

add flour, vanilla and cream

beat with mixer on low until completely blended, make sure to scrape sides

in small bowl, using handheld whisk, beat egg whites and salt for about 30 seconds

add whites to batter and mix together with wooden spoon, incorporate and mix on low

preheat the baking dish for about 5 minutes

in bowl, stir cherries and 1/3 cup of sugar

remove pan from oven

pour in cherries and top with batter

bake until clafoutis is set in middle, 30-35 minutes

and voila......"Life is just a bowl of cherries..."

my guests loved it and so will you.......

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