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De La TeRrE à La LuNe …

Un cliché de la Nasa que Jules Verne aurait apprécié ! Cette photo a été prise par une sonde ; la distance entre la terre et la lune peut varier entre 356 000 et 406 000 kms, selon le parcours de cette dernière.

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Thoughts

PrObAbLy OnE oF tHe MoSt ToUcHiNg SpEeCh MaDe In ThE aMeRiCaN cOnGrEsS …

Isn’t it both touching and heartbreaking to hear this man plead for his right to exist ? Nobody should have to do this … Let us remember that any person who comes into this world will keep growing and being woven through circumstances and people, to hopefully become a masterpiece ! The humbler the beginning, the more amazing the outcome 🙂

I’ll let you be the judge !

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

(psalm 139)

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SuMmEr In StYle

Cet été, la chaleur a été telle que certains d’entre nous ne savent plus comment se rafraîchir. Voici une solution parmi d’autres 🙂

This summer, in the south of France, it’s been unbearably hot. I know some of you look with envy at this banana-shaped area that never appears other than sunny on the weather forecast. Believe me, after nearly three months without so much as a rainy cloud, we’re nearly baked. But some of us do find relief in their own way ; check it out !

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ThaNksGiViNg, qu’est-ce que c’est ?

Cette semaine,  c’est la semaine de Thanksgiving.

Classic Pumpkin Pie.ashxIngredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup evaporated milk, undiluted/ vanilla ice-cream/milk and yogourt (if you’re desperate)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 9-inch pie crust, unbaked

Cooking Time: 50 minutes

 

Step 1 – Let’s begin with the real thing

Thou shall wash the pumpkin… just kiddin hehe
Wash the exterior of the pumpkin in cool or warm water. Cut the pumpkin in half.  A serrated knife and a sawing motion works best – a smooth knife is more likely to slip and hurt you! A visitor suggests using a hand saw.

Step 2 – Scoop out the seeds…

And scrape the insides.  You want to get out that stringy, dangly stuff that coats the inside surface.  I find a heavy ice cream scoop works great for this.

Note: SAVE THE SEEDS

The seeds can be used either to plant pumpkins next year, or roasted to eat this year! Place them in a bowl of water and rub them between your hands. Then, pick out the orange buts (throw that away) and drain off the water. Spread them out on a clean towel or paper towel to dry and they’re ready to save for next year’s planting or roast.

Preparation:

In mixing bowl, combine pumpkin, sugar, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and flour. Add eggs; mix well. Add evaporated milk, water and vanilla; mix well. Pour pumpkin pie mixture into a 9-inch pastry lined pie pan. Preheat oven to 425°. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° and bake pumpkin pie for about 35 minutes longer, until pumpkin pie is set.