Saturday, 12 July 2014

Have a Beautiful Saturday

Today I send you to this beautiful guest house to rest, relax and rejuvinate

Cannot wait to watch the world cup game tomorrow

Beautiful asian treats

I love this song♫

Love the Cheesecake Factory
Photograph taken by my beautiful daughter of the soul

The golden trio at a friends home

Having fun at Cedar Point

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” 

Marcel Proust

panzanella {italian bread salad}

We like to make this traditional Italian salad using day old baguette or Italian boule. You’ll need the equivalent of one whole loaf for this, so if you don’t happen to have that much, it’s easy enough to dry out your bread cubes in the oven or on the grill. If you like bruschetta, you’ll love this. It’s got all the fresh, summery flavors of bruschetta, but all in one bowl!
1 loaf Italian bread or baguette, cubed
3 large cloves garlic, minced
6 medium, perfectly ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 cup cucumber, chopped
1 cup red, yellow or green onion, chopped
1 and 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 Tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
2 Tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 Tablespoons dry white wine (optional)
sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
If your bread isn’t already dry, spread cubes on a large baking sheet in one layer. Bake at 300 degrees for 10 minutes or just until dry. (OR… if you have your grill going, slice the bread and lay it on the cool side of the grill until toasted. Watch closely so your bread doesn’t burn. Grilling the bread adds tremendous flavor to this salad! Cut grilled bread slices into cubes.) Set aside.
Combine bread, vegetables and herbs in salad bowl.
In a small bowl, combine oil, vinegar and wine. Pour dressing over salad and toss well to evenly coat everything. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

Recipe courtesy of Chin Deep thank you

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How to Make a Beautiful Life

Love yourself.
Make peace with who you are
And where you are
At this moment in time.
Listen to your heart.
If you can’t hear what it’s saying
In this noisy world,
Make time for yourself.
Enjoy your own company.
Let you mind wander among the stars.
Take chances.
Make mistakes.
Life can be messy
And confusing at times,
But it’s also full of surprises.
The next rock in your path
Might be a stepping stone.
Be happy.
When you don’t have what you want,
Want what you have.
Make do
That’s a well-kept secret of contentment.
There aren’t any shortcuts to tomorrow.
You have to make your own way.
To know where you are going
Is only part of it.
You need to know where you’ve been, too.
And if you ever get lost, don’t worry.
The people who love you will find you.
Count on it.
Life isn’t days and years.
It’s what you do with time
And with all the goodness and grace
That’s inside you.
Make a Beautiful life…
The kind of life you deserve.


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