buckwheat tea cookies as the perfect ending to a dinner party

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This is as close to perfection as anyone can get – in my modest opinion… to finish such a pompous sentence I’ll add – when it comes to cookies! It’s actually hard to continue writing after this statement. Then again it was hard to do anything after I baked these. I spend some significant time just staring at them. They are some mesmerising cookies!

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gluten free hidden treasure – almond cake

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Awakening – Anthony de Mello, were my first thoughts this morning. I reached for the book on my shelf, read so many times and yet needed to be read one more time. This simple and nourishing book is needed occasionally to awaken me. That would be the simple but honest reason. The other might be a sleepless night, blurred thoughts and the need for (besides a strong coffee) a straight and fast quality in my life.

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The interesting part of this story though, is that  just a few shelves away from my brain cell stimulating books, I keep my other nourishing books (or at last some of them, because honestly  they are all around the house, refusing to find one place to stay). I am talking about ones with all the magic ingredients for a sweet life, the ones that give you instant relief amongst all the answers. And the right answer always is – indulge yourself! (because we are a selfish species anyway – a very rough description of much deeper thoughts of the above mentioned wise person). Continue reading

holiday is over

Avala

“I cannot understand why you should wish to leave this beautiful country and go back to the dry, gray place you call Kansas.”

This is because you have no brains,” answered the girl. “No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it so beautiful. There is no place like home.”

The Scarecrow sighed. “Of course I cannot understand it, ” he said. “If you heads were stuffed with straw, like mine, you would probably all live in the beautiful places, and then Kansas would have no people at all. It is fortunate for Kansas that you have brains.” – The wonderful Wizard of Oz

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Belgrade, November 2014.