Here is a recipe for gluten free muffins that turn out really good! Turn out really well? Yes, they do! Either way
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons Sunflower oil 🌻 (Trader Joe’s brand is good)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups King Arthur Gluten-Free flour
2/3 cup Silk Oat Milk (the plain one)
One peach – diced 🍑
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Lightly oil non stick 12 cup muffin tin (I use Rachel Ray’s)
Cream butter, oil and sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Mix in syrup, baking powder and salt at low speed. Mix in about half of flour, add milk, add remaining flour; mix at low speed until smooth. Stir in the diced peach.
Spoon into muffin tin. Bake for 20 minutes (until toothpick comes out clean).
Let cool for 10 minutes in the tin. Then put on cooling rack for about 10 minutes.
Note: They don’t really brown much because: gluten-free flour. So don’t wait until they brown or they will be too close to burned.
And there they are.
We must fight climate change
(goes the ubiquitous cry
–but can’t fight metaphysics
feel free to try)
the climate has been changing
since climate began
remember when al gore was thin?
–even before then–
Now, should we clean up the environment
in which we all live?
we should and we can and
as it happens …..we are
and hysterical panic
will not help at all
Doing things that don’t work
can lead to a fall
Genuine science keeps searching
and is never quite settled
Can we stop being belligerent
and relax for awhile?
Some of the solutions
turn out to be ridiculous
so continue the search
let this work be meticulous
In a way,
Not so odd
So discontentedly satisfied
So patiently agitated
So freely mitigated
So subversively brave
So intensely moderated
For the flag that I wave
who I can imagine
So extremely vigilant
So assertively meek
So sublimely uncertain
For the purpose I seek
I’m just not in love with forewords to books.
I want to read the book itself not what someone I don’t even know thinks about it.
This might mean I’m not intellectual enough. But sometimes having someone dissect a work of art just seems condescending as if I won’t get it just by the author’s words. Might be insulting to the writer in a way.
If it needs a foreword, is it because the writer didn’t make things clear in the book?
I might like an “afterword” especially if I don’t feel like finishing a book that I’m not wild about and I want a summary of it. Or if it’s so great I want to have a conversation about it–even a remote one.
Sometimes I’ll read the foreword after i read the book–if it draws me in. I usually try reading the foreword up to the point I become exasperated. That tends to happen if it’s a long ordeal: write your own damn book why doncha’ ?
That’s my two cents!
Anyway…. I wonder what other people think about forewords? Helpful? What do you say, other people?
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Originally posted on robinbenjamin4:
via Daily Prompt: Inkling I had a bit of an inkling as to what is required but less of an inkling now that I’ve retired I look forward to exploring with a dollop…
I need, for my own peace of mind,
to stop noticing with such determination
at least some of the unfairness out there
Get used to it
According to Merriam-Webster:
Ipse dixit is an assertion made but not proved
..or a dogmatic expression of opinion.
According to me (perhaps proving that the definitions are accurate!):
Lot of ipse dixit
goin’ on round the world
and I’m gettin’ a little weary
of hearing all the spins and spurious platitudes
that pose as reason and empathy
Oh happy day
We are about to be spun around into a better
frame of mind
as soon as everybody sticks it
to this crazy ipse dixit
So I got this stone-paper notebook
because a hundred notebooks
are just not enough
and I like it
If it’s not worth doing badly,
Is it worth it at all?
Must one avoid it
If one must/might fall?
My choice is to jump in
In spite of the risk…
…of not being perfect
…or of slipping a disc
What I am seeking is unclear to me;
It slides silently…
…and just out of reach
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Tagged funny?, Poems, Poetry, Random, Thoughts, Writing Prompts
In light of the darkness of recent events
I am feeling befuddled
And mixed up and tense
I’ve grown tired of the pickets
on this particular fence
Too much manipulation
Too much pretense
Some days I achieve empathy
Would I rather be dense?
Ah, well, life is so good when I look up and around
…and maybe the news can be simply turned down.