Who is this?

And what does it mean….?

 

Little Jack a 5-year old boy sat perched up on his living room windowsill while his tired mother laid asleep on their leather couch after all the hard yard work she had done that morning. This was a favorite spot of his; from here he got a great view of their beautiful garden that his mother toiled with pride to keep up.

The fountain in the yard was a spot that the birds frequented to get a drink and dunk and roll around in the shallow birdbath. This seemed to be Jack’s time pass especially when his mother would watch TV, or like today rest, soon she would have to be busy fixing supper before dad walked in from work. Suddenly, Jack jumped off the sill and ran to the back door. What was he up to now? As he opened the back door the reason was abundantly clear, it was the voices from behind, Continue reading Who is this?

A Loaf of Buckwheat & Millet

Open Sandwiches

A few post ago I posted just the flour of Buckwheat & Millet, after some tinkering with the ingredients I came up with a loaf of Buckwheat & Millet. I am posting the recipe for you to try.

Tips;-

  • Since it is gluten-free the structure is rather fragile unlike regular bread. But with some creativity you can do a lot with it.
  • Try to slice as thin as possible, be careful too thin and it will break and if it is too thick it is dense, find a happy medium.
  • For savory open sandwiches mist it with some herbs, lemon, water and sea-salt and then place your toppings.
  • If you are going to use it for something like a peanut butter and honey sandwich mist with lemon and raw cane sugar solution.

I had some guests over so I decided to make some open sandwiches,  I came up with about 8 variations and served it, It came out pretty good, I’m posting some of the pictures so that you get an idea and perhaps you can come up with something fantastic.

I’d love to know what you came up with…..

Recipe Loaf of Buckwheat & Millet

 

I cup Buckwheat flour

1 cup Millet flour

1 Tsp. Jaggrey/raw sugar

1 packet of yeast

1 cup of warm water

1 Tsp, olive oil

1 tsp. sea salt

1 Tsp. of fresh rosemary finely chopped

 

Place warm water- about 105° f -mix in yeast and stir, add the jaggrey or raw cane sugar to the mixture and allow to germinate for about 5-10 minutes.

Then add liquid to the millet and buckwheat and mix well, then add the salt and fresh rosemary and olive oil, allow it to rise for about an hour. Use a loaf pan that is well greased and floured. A nonstick loaf pan will work very well.

This mix will not rise too much because the flour is quite dense, but the trade off is it’s gluten free. Make sure you place it in a warm moist place. Just about the stove with the oven on will keep it warm. You can also place a pot of water on the burner to create a moist environment. Allow it to sit for about an hour

After about an hour place the dough in a double boil and cover both with foil. This is key, other wise you will have a dry loaf.  But make sure the loaf pan is not over the ¾ level to avoid the dough from touching the foil covering.

Bake for about an hour remove from pan and place on a rack to cool.

Then slice and serve with  your favorite spread, or follow my lead, use it for open sandwiches.

 

Link to WPC

 

Perhaps…

Traces

 

So many dreams have I dreamt…but yet, here I am

To you I may be minuscule, which, I do not see

Who or why I am what I am, I do not know

For all my lapses some say I have come down perhaps octillion lives, where even the count of money is yet to arrive. Just may be at that time, I may get to see that ray of light when women, men or something else says… I am an octillionier… where such a word is yet to exist.

What my fate is I don’t know….  May the greater forces give me grace, so that I will be humble and real lowly for my fates sake! Give me strength to be a prey for something larger than I am today. For in that act of willingness I may ascend, even though the climb is way, way beyond the horizon, which I cannot see

But today, for some strange reason- perhaps an auspicious augury-I appear before you. Look at me more that once, the more you see me you will see, and that even I shine glimpses of my creator’s glory.

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The Empire State Building

A landmark of New York City.

The construction of this building began on March 17 1929 and was completed on the 11th of April in 1931 and for a while it stood to be the tallest skyscraper for many years, 42 years to be exact….where King Kong fell to his death.

If you would like to know more I have this link.

This famous structure is a tourist attraction that most visitor visiting this buzzing city perhaps has come or plans to visit to see. The main attraction seems to be the view from the top. My opinion is that you get a better view of the city from the Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan.

Empire State Building
Empire State Building

 

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Great Sculptures of India- Belur

Great Sculptures of India-Belur
The Chennakesava temple

The Chennakesava temple

This Vishnu temple stands as a testimony of great Indian art & architecture. It was commissioned by King Vishnuvardhana in 1117 A.D.

This is the cover for a photo-journal that I have put together. I have it in the Apple book store and will be available on amazon within a week. It is about 84 pages or should I say 42 full-page spread of just photography. I have depicted both the inside and outside of this temple.

Take a tour with me and see this temple through my eyes. I shot the entire place with only the available light. The insides had absolutely no lights, the only available light was the day-light streaming in from the windows and doors of the magnificent masterpiece.

For those  interested, I will give you more links and information. I am thinking of giving  portions of the earning to the needy cause, I just haven’t decided which cause it will be, so please stay tuned.

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