When Cake Becomes Bread

Today’s recipe was given to me by a friend almost 30 years ago and over the years it has stood the test of time as a quick and easy recipe for an all time favourite.  Once referred to as ‘cake’, these days it’s most likely referred to as ‘bread’.  Who decided banana cake was bread anyway?  Yes, I know.  One is moist and sweet, the other slightly dry and not so sweet.  But as Juliet argued in William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet;

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet.’.

So, call it whatever you like.  I love this recipe, it’s versatile enough to be either.  Ice it and call it cake, or leave it naked and call it bread, it doesn’t really matter because it’s yummy either way.

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Moonbeam Reflections

After sneaking out of bed to photograph the partial penumbral eclipse on Tuesday morning, at the opposite end of the day, I stopped by to collect a friend on the way past and headed down to the beach to watch the full Moon rising.

It was a sight to behold as always, but it wasn’t until I got home that I discovered my camera was playing up and I had very few shots worth sharing.  At least the following photo of the Moon light reflecting on the water is.

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Just Me and the Moon

It’s 4:00 am and something reminds me it’s time to get out of bed.  I stumble across the room and quietly close the door to our walk-in-wardrobe.  Once inside, I turn on the light and get dressed, then turn the light off before opening the door and tiptoeing out of the bedroom.

I gently pull the door behind me and grab my camera and step outside.  It’s cold, I didn’t grab my jumper, but I don’t have time to think about that.  Up in the sky, towards the West, is my dear old friend and this morning there is a partial penumbral eclipse.

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Frangipani Textures

One frangipani,

Beneath the weak Winter sun.

Sparkles and shimmers.

I love the delicate detail within the petal

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Three Years On

If you’d have asked me three years ago where I’d be today, I’m sure my answer then would have been vastly different to what I’m about to say now.

Three years ago today, August 2, 2014, was the day I became Footloose and Fancy Free.  The day I became de-shackled from the daily grind and free to do as I please, and no longer under any obligation to anyone who compensates me for my time, my talents and my technical skills.

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