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Monday, May 2, 2011

Sentiments from a homeless child

There is a pain in the heart left with grudge and mis ery
Of a lone some ex is tence amidst the un cer tain ties
What lies be neath the hun dred hopes?
To wear such smiles of en dear ment
To live with warmth of yearn ings
Of a mother’s touch
With a fa ther’s shield

Look through his cry ing heart,
In the eyes of a home less child

He plays in un sure path of lonely grounds

Via Definitely Filipino

Ray Marr -

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Birthday Dinner - Organised and Shared

Listed is a simpler way to understand some of the ideas for the Birthday Dinner in November 2010 even though my birthday was actually October 12th. To send it out is making good sense to explore it is the next step. To understand it and relate it to the present day in comparison to the earlier recipe book from Betty Crocker.

Birthday Dinner Possibilities;

21.10.2010 22:24 Some Options to Explore - $50 Budget First Option: Second Option:
  • Pizza Variety
  • Sodas
  • Cake
  • Ice Cream

Ratatouille Recipe

Double the Order - Variation for Five
  • 1 Medium Eggplant (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 2 Small Zucchini (about 1/2 pound)
  • 1 Medium Green Pepper Chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 Medium Onion, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 4 Medium tomatoes, each cut into fourths
  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Clove Garlic, crushed
Prepare 5 cups cubed eggplant as directed on Yams Prep. Prepare 2 cups sliced zucchini as directed Zucchini de Broil. Cook and stir all ingredients until heated through. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 10 minutes 6 servings; 155 calories per serving.

Yams Prep

Amount for 4 servings; 1 medium (about 1 1/2 pounds) When shopping: Look for smooth, firm eggplants of an even dark purple. To Prepare: Just before cooking, wash eggplant and , if desired, pare. Cut into 1/2 inch cubes to 1/4 inch slices To Boil: Heat small amount salted water (1/2 teaspoon salt to 1 cup water) to boiling. Add eggplant. Cover and heat to boiling: reduce heat, Boil until tender, 5 to 8 minutes to drain. To Fry: Cook and sir eggplant in margarine butter or bacon fat until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. To Steam: Place steamer basket in 1/2 inch water (water should not touch basket) Place eggplant (1/4 inch slices) in basket. Cover tightly and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Steam until tender covered 1 minute. 5 to 7 minutes. To Microwave: Cover and microwave eggplant (1/4 inch slices) in 2 quart microwaveable case-role on high (100%) until tender, 5 to 7 minutes Let stand covered 1 minutes.

Zucchini de Broil

Broiled Zucchini Prepare 2 pounds zucchini (about 8 small) as directed above except -- cut each zucchini lengthwise into halves. Brush each cut side with margarine or butter, me melted; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Set over control to boil and/or 550 degrees Broil with tops 5 to 6 inches from heat until zucchini is tender, 10 to 12 minutes. 4 serves: 100 calories per serving.


  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 can (16 Ounces) sauerkraut, drained
  • 2 medium potatos cut into fourths
  • 2 tart apples sliced
  • 6 whole peppercorns
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 sprig parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 smoked pork loin chops, 1/2 inch thick
  • 4 frankfurters, slashed diagonally
  • 2 cups chicken broth
Cook and stir bacon and onion in Dutch over or 12-inch skillet until bacon is crisp; drain. Stir in brown sugar and sauerkraut. Add potatoes and apples. Tie the peppercorns, cloves, parsley and bay leaf in a cheesecloth bag or place in a tea ball; add to sauerkraut mixture. Add pork chops and frankfurters. Pour chicken broth over meat. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer until meat is done and potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes. Remove cheesecloth bag. Remove sauerkraut , potatos and apples to large platter with slotted spoon. Arrange meat around edge. 4 servings; 725 calories per serving. Complete meal with Hard Rolls and Chocolate Pots de Cream

Hard Rolls

Suggested to Serve with Choucroute
  • 5 to 5 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter, softened.
  • 1 package regular or quick acting active dry yeast.
  • 2 cups very warm water (120 to 130 degrees)
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons cold water.
Mix 3 cups of the flour, the sugar, salt, margarine and yeast in 2 1/2 quart bowl; add warm water. Beat on low speed, scraping bowl frequently, 1 minute. Stir in enough remaining flour, 1 cup at a time, to make dough easy to handle. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Place in a greased 2 1/2 quart bowl; turn greased side up. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature (about 70 degrees) until double, about 1 1/2 hours (Dough is read if indentation remains when touched) Punch down dough; cover and let rest 15 minutes. Divide dough into 18 equal parts. Shape each part into ball; roll back and forth under palm of hand to form 3-inch oblong shape. Place on each of 2 greased cookie sheets. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise until double about 1 hour. Mix egg white and 2 tablespoons cold water; brush over rolls. Make slash about 1/2 inch deep and about 2 inches long on top of each roll. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Place both cookie sheets in over; bake 15 minutes. Alternate cookie sheets; bake until gold brown, about 15 to 20 minutes longer. Remove rolls from cookie sheets; cool on wire racks. 18 rolls; 140 calories per roll. Do Ahead Tip: After baking, rolls can be covered and stored at room temperature. Heat over to 350 degrees. Place rolls directly on rack. Bake uncovered until rolls are warm, about 10 minutes.

Chocolate Pots de Cream

Cherry Freeze or Both
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup half-and-half (Or Soy Milk)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rum, if desired Dash of Salt
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Heat chocolate chips and half and half stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth; cool slightly. Beat remaining ingredients; gradually stir into chocolate mixture. Pour into 4 or 5 oven proof pot de creme cups or four ungreased 6 ounce custard cups. Place cups in baking pan on over rack. Pour boiling water into pan to within 1/2 inch of tops of cups. Bake 20 minutes; cool slightly. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours but no longer than 24 hours. Refrigerate any remaining pudding immediately. 4 or 5 servings; 315 calories per serving.

Cherry Freeze

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 cartons (6 ounces each) cherry yogurt (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 package (16 ounce size) frozen cherries (1 1/2 cups) , partially thawed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
Sprinkle gelatin on cold water in 1-quart saucepan to soften; heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin is dissolved. Place yogurt, cherries and sugar in a blender container Cover and blend on high speed until smooth, 10 to 15 seconds. Add gelatin mixture. Cover and blend 5 seconds. Pour into rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches. Freeze until partially frozen about 1 hour. Beat cherry mixture in chilled 2 1/2 quart bowl on low speed until smooth and airy but not completely thawed, about 30 seconds. Do not overbeat (mixture will contain some ice crystals) Return cherry mixture to dish. Cover and freeze until consistency of sherbet, 1 to 2 hours. (If frozen longer than 2 hours , remove from freezer 15 minutes before serving.) 4 servings (about 1 cup each); 220 calories per serving.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Letter to My Father

Letter to My Father                                                    

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Love Is Complex - An Enigma - Action or death

One quote so powerful that would inspire a person to step it up to write out the powerful thoughts on the most blatant fact of it, to realize there is much more to love then just the words and relate how love is like a flower, if it is not maintained it will eventually pass onto death. Just as when there is no action behind the words of love, always flitting, it will fly away. In the post there is powerful sentiment and exploration, to expand your view on what is love take a look at;

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Dreams & Stories And More Information

As recently I have begun taking the time to journal my dreams have not dropped a message here in some time, because dream sessions are very interesting and in those same stories can result in good stories, so I figured I would clue you folks into the most recent revisions, to the subconscious mind at the new blog where after reading Carl Jung's Man and His Symbols, and referring to the Dream Dictionary I have gained some very interesting insight into the process of understanding and interpretation of my own dream sessions.

And In that growth and progress, so come take a look at this new revision on an interesting ideal at And thanks for reading.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New & Exciting Updates

New And Further Expanded:
  1. iDiscuss @ Home Of Knatchwa Forums - Writing The Creative Process
  2. iCommute @ Home Of Knatchwa - Biking as A life Choice
  3. Bike Journey - Exploring the Journey By Bicycle
  4. And more is coming soon in the not to distant future.
  5. And Always Focus Forward in your Life to grow through it.

Those are only some of the exciting changes that are happening at I know it has been a time since there has been a story here, but another one is coming soon. A good story always is an ongoing process. What do you think would you rather that I share them with you and offer you the opportunity to critique and improve?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Internet Censorship ... Should it happen?

As I was exploring KSBW8's Tweet Feed, there was a series of things that caught my interest in regard to Internet Censorship, besides what looks to be an underlying agenda to share news that is in relation to making that a new story. Another media circus, about how it should be censored and the such. The problem is that the objective of the news is to sell even if it infringes on your rights to Free Flow Of Information from the Internet.

What sells is rarely the good news always the bad news, and censoring the internet is an important issue, anything for the ratings right? Perhaps for the Television stations but you and I of the public at large. What benefit is drawn from that?

Why that is, because we as a people have this want to be aware to find another reason why it does not work as well as it should. We are sold on what the media tells us because we have reached a point of taking it as the only fact. The power of the media is clear, the change that is happening every day is a step by step process ... The new media, that is Youtube, Vimeo, and the many other videos sites and Media Outlets available around the world through the power or the worldwide web. This offers each of us an opportunity to explore something different, to interpret something else besides what the mass media has been selling for all these years. The new media is the first step in making the necessary change to become aware of more then what sells, instead to become aware of what truly matters don't you agree?

Some Additional Resources:

  1. This Topic @
  2. This Video @
  3. Or these articles @
Share your views, what is the consensus?