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Berry and Pistachio Cupcakes!!

Jane's Patisserie


Yes, I have a pistachio obsession… now, to the recipe!

I was really quite bored the other day and wanted to try and create a recipe out of anything I had in the cupboards – and all I had other than the standard cake ingredients is raspberries, strawberries, and pistachios. At first I was a little dubious as to what this combination may taste like, but my theory then turned into how can it taste bad?! Fruit and nutty is always a good combination, and with these fruits starting to come in to their prime season soon I thought it was worth a try!

I have tried this recipe with just strawberry coulis, just raspberry and a combination – all taste absolutely yum so its completely up to you! One thing I do find however is if the fruit isn’t quite in season then the taste might not come through…

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What do women REALLY want?

Culture Monk


by Kenneth Justice

~Yesterday I received a phone call from a single friend of mine who began complaining about the dating scene, “What do women really want in a man?” he said, “It seems as though they only care about two things; a guy who has a magnetic personality and who earns a ton of money, doesn’t my intelligence count for anything?” he asked?

I tried to explain to him that younger women (and men) definitely might display a tendency toward looking for qualities in a mate that might be on the more ‘superficial’ side….but as we mature we learn that there are more important qualities that matter when it comes to choosing a significant other.

Yet even as I write that last paragraph….I find myself wondering how many of us actually do grow ‘more mature’ in the area of choosing a mate as we get older. After…

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I am very picky as to what I re-blog. This post struck a chord in me! I’m sure I’m not the only one who can relate to this. Check it out.


There are triggers, even today, more than 20 years later that create an uncontrollable reaction.

When triggered I become some strange Quinton Tarantino character acting in one of his famous satirical non-linear story lines. I just want to beat my head against the wall until all I feel is the wall’s unmovable strength and all I hear is silence.

Emotional wires get crossed, my blood pumps harder, my breath quickens, and I want to run away from everything.  It can be hearing the wrong person’s voice at the wrong time, passing someone who looks like someone else, old heartaches resurfacing in the most mundane of things… a picture, a song, a phrase.

Or maybe it’s a person who makes me feel safe and then they do something (it can be intentional or unintentional) and I don’t feel safe anymore.

It always comes down to one thing… a sense of betrayal.

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Off On An Adventure!


Ok, one guess where I’m going? Does the suitcase give it away? Hahaha!  I’m a bit nervous because I’m traveling alone.  I have gotten use to my daughter coming with me the past few years.  But this is not a “family” trip, this is a “me” trip 🙂

I would move to England in a heart beat, if possible!  Sometimes dreams actually come true.  Have you ever been somewhere new and you just feel like, that’s where you belong…..? That’s how I feel in England, France being a close 2nd. 🙂

“Art is inspiration wrestling with constriction, the constriction of the physical doing battle with the idea.”

Love this quote…

Art of Quotation


“Art is inspiration wrestling with constriction, the constriction of the physical doing battle with the idea.

…For in whichever medium the artist chooses to clothe his muse, he must struggle with the characteristics and the limitations of that medium. After all, he is trying to coax that which is beyond the physical to reside within the physical.”

– Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair, photographer

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