Tuesday, April 17, 2012

from the vault - a poem - "my reflection"

Another poem dug out from my creative "vault."  I was very prolific with the free verse sort of poetry during all those commutes into the city on the train, can't you tell?

my reflection in the
stares at me
in the dark tunnel
we slow
we stutter
we fumble
fingers knotting
breathing heavy
slivers of light
bright in my eyes
we shudder
we shiver
from giver to receiver
from engine to car
we grumble
we rumble
we ache
we twist
we sigh
and in the sky
a lazy cloud trails by
we speed
we chatter
we dart
 in and out
of the artwork
on the walls
scrawled by voiceless fingers
we push away
we stop
we start
our hearts
not in it fully
never in it really

shout out / my first mention in another blog!

Before I start posting like crazy, I must remember to give a thank you shout out to my friend Laura who has also started blogging and mentioned me in one of her entries!


Thanks again, Laura!  And any of my readers ( well, the 2 of you I do know about that are following me publicly!) might enjoy popping over to her blog to take a gander at her writing: http://freshfrommydesk.wordpress.com/

watch out girl scouts! homemade samoas

I'm a sucker for a Girl Scout cookie - especially those mouth watering coconut, caramel and chocolate lovlies called Samoas.

I discovered a recipe to make them from scratch via  my favorite place on the internet - Pinterest.com!

The recipe was originally posted on the blog "Once Upon a Plate".  Click here to see it.

Now the instructions called for using store bought caramels -  but as I'm a stickler for making as much from scratch as I can, I decided to use this recipe from Martha Stewart for making caramel for cookies.

For a first try, I was pretty pleased with them. (The family members I made them for also gave them a thumbs up.)

Note: You can stick the cookies in the fridge to speed up the time it takes for the chocolate to set, however this does make the caramel very hard to chew.   Keep these cookies at room temperature for easier enjoyment.

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