Sunday, 7 September 2014

Happy Grandparents Day

Today is Grandparents Day
Enjoy the time with your loved ones each and every day

1. “My grandfather was a giant of a man … When he walked, the earth shook. When he laughed, the birds fell out of the trees. His hair caught fire from the sun. His eyes were patches of sky.” — Eth Clifford

2. “Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you’re just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.” — Pam brown
3. “If you know his father and grandfather, don’t worry about his son.” — African proverb
4. “If nothing is going well, call your grandmother.” – Italian proverb.
5. “You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.” — Irish proverb
6. “Those who have no grandparents lose very much.” — Spanish proverb
7. “Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.” — Welsh proverb
8. “A house needs a grandma in it.” — Louisa May Alcott

Surround yourself with people who make you happy. 
People who make you laugh, 
People who help you, when you're in need. 
People who would never take advantage of you.
People who genuinely care.
Be that someone too!
As they are the ones, worth keeping in your life.
Everyone else is just passing through.
~ ~ ~

Various pictures of my family in China

☆҉‿ℒℴνℯ´⁀☆҉ ~ My Darlings!

What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies. ~Rudy Giuliani

Autumn Abundance by me Jeanne 

Coolness, crispness and colours galore

Autumn soon once again you will arrive at our door

The Hues, new shoes, school schedules appear once again

Before me all accents of the most autumn kind

Yes we are leaving our summer behind

Crickets casanova, birds spell out a V in flight
Chinese lanterns in our gardens, wind chimes more echoes abound
Birds soon fly south, and oh the taste in my mouth
of our glorious Thanksgiving feasts, a bountiful harvest
Pumpkins, ghourds and Halloween soon
and our Canadian Thanksgiving with pumpkin pie and the ice cream spoon

I'll embrace you autumn and again in silent prayer will say......... 
Thank you God for our beatuiful seasons.......
Thank you God for our reasons to embrace love and joy
and one another.

Jeanne Caron

Let us all live applely ever after~♥

Happiness is not something you postpone for the 

future; it is something you design for the present."

My sweethearts in China

~☆҉‿ℒℴνℯ´⁀☆҉ ~  ░G░O░R░G░E░O░U░S░  ~☆҉‿ℒℴνℯ´⁀☆҉ ~

Nature is full of genius,
full of the divinity.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Their new kitchen

Logan enjoying nursery school

Logan with his Uncle

Logan with his Uncle

Nursery school days in China
Beautiful soothing Chinese Music
Some of the beautiful creations of my dear friend Dani
So very talented indeed

If I were a gifted painter,
I would paint a world of delight.
If I were a wordsmith of note,
I would create a universe of kindness.
If my voice could entrance generations,
My music would echo round the globe.
I am simply what I am,
A Soul blessed with sight.
I see what the World could be.
I speak of Life, Joy and Love.
I build with my heart,
To the eternal tune of the song of Light.
Paint Your own world in your colors.
Sing Your own song in the key-of-you.
Write upon the ages
The Beauty of your Heart.
Let the Light of your Soul
Create your Own Life.
~Dulce Caramia

Stanley Tucci's Tropiano Ragù Sauce
Print Recipe 

From "The Tucci Cookbook," by Stanley Tucci
Serves 8

¼ Cup Olive Oil
½ lb Stewing Beef (trimmed of fat, rinsed, patted dry, and cut into pieces)
½ lb Pork Chops or Spareribs (trimmed of fat, rinsed and patted dry)
2 Cloves Garlic (finely chopped)
1 T Onions (finely chopped)
½ C Dry Red Wine
3 ½ C Canned Whole Plum Tomatoes (about one 28-ounce can, pureed in a blender or a food mill)
1 Fresh Basil Leaf
Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  • Warm the olive oil in a medium-size flameproof casserole set over a medium-low heat. Add the stewing beef and brown evenly on all sides, about 10 minutes. Remove the beef to a bowl and set aside.

  • Add the pork to the pot and brown evenly on both sides, about 10 minutes. Remove the pork to a bowl and set aside.

  • Stir the garlic and onions into the pot and cook until softened but not browned, about 2 minutes. Add the wine and stir to loosen any bits of meat that may have stuck to the bottom of the pan. Stir in the tomatoes and basil. Return the meat to the pot, along with any juices that have accumulated in the bottom of the bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer until the tomatoes have sweetened and the meat is very tender, about 1 ½ hours.

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