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Age of Loneliness…(Haiku)

Posted in desires, Dreams, Emotions, haiku, heart matters, Hope, Journey, Life, love, Memories, path, Poem, POETRY, Reflections, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2015 by Mandy

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mirror of feelings

my lugubrious essence

drift, flit, run – to me

©AvdL 2015

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Noir et Blanc

Posted in change, Closure, Daily Life, direction, Dreams, Emotions, free verse, heart matters, Hope, Life, love, Memories, Musings, Passion, Poem, POETRY, Random, Reflections with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2015 by Mandy

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shadows

in

black and white

bleeding

reflection

on paper

where

naked words

quietly hides

 my soul

planted in

orbit on

a balcony

of cloud

eternal

 emotions

 like rivers

flows

devouring

my shadow

like a gem

in the sky

time melts

where

memories

recede

lightning

shatters

the darkness

as the crescent

moon lights

 my soul

©AvdL 2015

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ON QUI VIVE

Posted in Belief, change, direction, Dreams, free verse, heart matters, Hope, Life, love, Memories, moment, Musings, Passion, path, Poem, POETRY, thought-provoking, Thoughts, time with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2015 by Mandy

cosmos-healing

skies are crying

on qui vive

soaring through

silence

the shadows

the sand

every memory

a dream

I’m made of paper

reflection

in capsules

of pain

where

dusk purlieu

*

let me learn

to bleed

and break open

into the sun

rising

like a bird

on wings

of time

©AvdL 2015

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Orange and Apple Salad with Marinated Prawns

Posted in C'est la vie, Cooking, Daily Life, desires, Dreams, Family, Food Review, Friends, heart matters, Journey, Life, love, Nectar, Passion, People, Personal, Random, Recipe, Today on July 21, 2010 by Mandy

As August rolls around, the name of the game is easy cooking.  In fact, the less, the better, so long as the results are fresh and mouth-watering. Since it is summer to most of my readers in America and Europe, I thought this would be a perfect taste for those long hot summer days!!   And since most markets and farm stands are bulging with their best, select your favorite mix and match favorites and toss together a great salad. You can serve this with a French baguette and you have a delicious lunch.

INGREDIENTS

12 green king prawns, peeled and deveined, tails left intact
1 lemon, zest finely grated
½ tsp chilli, finely diced
2 tbs olive oil

For the vinaigrette
1 tbs Dijon mustard
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tbs honey
1 tbs red wine vinegar
2 tbs lemon juice
½ lemon, zest finely grated

For the salad
2 celery hearts, finely sliced
1 baby fennel bulb, very finely sliced, fronds reserved
3 oranges, peeled and segmented
2 granny smith apples, peeled and cut into match sticks
½ bunch flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped

METHOD

1. Place the prawns in a large bowl and combine with the lemon, chilli, olive oil, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Set aside for 15 minutes to marinate.

2. Meanwhile, whisk all of the vinaigrette ingredients together with a pinch of salt and pepper, then set aside.

3. Toss all of the salad ingredients together in a large bowl.

4. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over high heat and cook the prawns for 1-2 minutes each side or until just cooked through.

5. Add 1/3 cup of the dressing to the salad and toss to coat.

6. To serve, divide dressed salad and prawns between serving plates. Drizzle each plate with a little extra dressing and scatter over fennel fronds.

SO VERY YUMMY!!!

 

 

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