So, why in the name of god did all the gods decide to assemble in Colorado Springs?
That I don´t know, but I know that it´s not too bad a place for the authorities to meet and conspire!
Joking aside, I visited Garden of the Gods this morning and these huge rock formations are quite something to photograph! The mountains behind them make a perfect background, the perfect contrast. But what I loved the most were the different birds that I saw there. Apparently, the garden is home to more than 130 species of birds!
Enjoy this brief tour.
My one year anniversary of being in Montreal is around the corner and I thought I’d dedicate a post (and a photo, of course) to this beautiful city that has shown me nothing but warmth, friendship and good times from the day I set foot here last May. The most special thing I found about Montreal is the four seasons, how truly humbling, patient, wise and majestic nature is. And I learned from it a very simple yet inspiring lesson: that there is no Spring without Winter. We really learn the simplest and most beautiful lessons from nature. So, here is my sunset photo to you, Montreal.
(Photo taken from Oratoire Saint Joseph)
“You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent them making a nest in your hair.” – Chinese proverb
“Je préfère modérer mes joies que réprimer mes douleurs.” – Seneque
“Plus large la vision, plus étroite la parole.” - (from the below mural in Montreal)
Freak is not a freak. He`s a a magic chef who can put together a dinner and a dozen cookies in less than 30 minutes.
And these are his magic cinnamon cookies that one day everybody will be queuing up for!
Ingredients (for 10 cookies)
- 60 g butter, melted
- 60 g sugar
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp milk
- 45 g of rolled oats
- 50 g flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 150 g of dark chocolate, chopped
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Mix everything in a bowl.
Spoon the cookies onto a baking tray.
Bake for 12 minutes.
“People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.” - Bob Dylan
Bon week-end to you all!
I think personal happiness begins once we accept that there is no day without night and there is no spring without winter, and once we know how to enjoy and appreciate both. They are two sides of the same coin but not so many people have the clarity of mind and emotions to realize that and see it as beautiful.
Don’t curse the bleak white winter, just be sure that it is necessary for nature to go through winter to bring you your beloved spring.
To get straight down to business, this is what you need in order to make two fulfilling plates of this recipe:
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 1 can of tuna
- 1 cup of sliced white mushrooms
- 1/2 tsp thyme (fresh or dried)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp chili pepper flakes
- 1/4 cup of white wine
- 1/2 cup of cooking cream
- 2 Tbsp of tomato sauce
- 200 g of farfalle pasta, cooked according to packet instructions
1. Heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil in a wide pan. Fry the onions until translucent, then add the tuna and mushrooms and fry well.
2. Add the thyme, salt and chili flakes. Give everything a good stir.
3. Turn up the heat to the max and add the white wine and let it evaporate (30 seconds). Then, add the cream and stir well. Lower the heat. Add the tomato sauce. Stir again and turn off the heat when everything is consistent but not too dry.
4. Add the cooked pasta and mix well.