Cherry Tomato, Red Pepper, Caramelized Red Onion and Feta Cheese Tart

AyPee:

Nice one Stellington

Originally posted on What Happens In This Kitchen:

During the week we all want to eat a meal that can be thrown together with ease and doesn’t take up too much time. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been working since 8am or 9am, leaving the house even earlier and don’t come home until at least 7pm (or even 9pm – pony duties are important folks). So by then, you’re hungry, and you just want some dinnah!

This is a slight cheat recipe because I use shop-bought puff pastry, but frankly, I do not have time to make beautiful puffy dough. I suppose if you wanted to make this healthier you could use a philo pastry however, I am all about a delicious flaky pastry topped with lovely roasted veg.

Cherry Tomato, Red Pepper, Caramelized Red Onion and Feta Cheese Tart

You will need:

  • 2 red peppers, de-seeded and cut into thick slices
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

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Content Free Reactive Velocity

Hedadlines iStock_000014413599SmallInteresting day, on Facebook yesterday on the subject of Gluten. It all got quite emotional.
I am not sure why Gluten was the flavour of the day (excuse pun) but it sure invoked some passionate responses.

Got me thinking about what I am ‘prepared’ to read and how I ‘choose’ to react.

Seems to me that there appears to be a stampede culture where, myself included, where people react to headlines not content and we have so been conditioned by media and advertising and politics.

My conclusion is that it is more important for me to slow down and choose if I want to read the content and only ever react when I have read the content.

It was a good day for learning.

What do you think?

Enjoy ‘em, peeps. that’s all you got!

AyPee038There appears a need for people to wake up, expressed virtually everyday on Social Media sites – Is it not that they should get present to their trance?

We are always in trance – it is all a question of who runs the trance? My submissive side or my controlling side,
To be in balance I have to allow both, plus all the other sides of me to be and to function.
There is no one way unless the one way is the holistic way of many parts coming together.
There is nothing to learn but all to experience so that I get and I give – we all transact our way through life. I happen to believe that should be fun for the most part.
It all lives through my ability to respond – i.e. its all my response-ability

My beliefs are my beliefs are my trance
Your beliefs are your beliefs are your trance,  …… Enjoy ‘em, peeps. that’s all we got!

#Justsayin #AyPeeRamblings

Nothing makes a woman more beautiful that the belief that she is beautiful

Sphia Loren
“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful that the belief that she is beautiful.”

~ Sophia Loren.

I posted this quote in Facebook, which got a number of reactions.
I was struck by the passion of the response and I got that the responses were beliefs that Peeps were expressing.

I dropped into my normal chiding style of responding but then I got into my flow and discovered what I really though makes Women beautiful to me. I wrote:

I guess if you set the standard of measurement of beauty as being skin and bone then other measurement standards may appear to be Politically Correct. (Personally, I experience the majority of politically structured people as complete Jack Asses)

If what I see pleases my eye it can be beautiful
If what I see and then feel pleases my emotional state it can be beautiful If what I see and then hear pleases my listening it can be beautiful

I have a tendency to the Visual as my strong suit but even what I smell and taste can be beautiful and most certainly the combination of the aforementioned things and the spirit that holds those things in the way they are presented can be beautiful

I know many incredibly beautiful women who do not fit many of the modern day procreation selection material or sexual stimulation standards yet who possess such beauty that I am stimulated because it is their ontological presentation that I experience as beauty.

I do not experience that as being at the centre of that woman. I experience that as a single quality or multiple qualities that they present.

Perhaps that what Sophia was alluding to when she described it as belief.

I don’t know. I am not Sophia Loren

The picture selection and following information comes  from Google Search:
Sophia Loren is an Italian actress. Loren is widely recognized as Italy’s most renowned and honoured actress. Wikipedia
Born: September 20, 1934, Rome, Italy
Height: 1.74 m
Full name: Sofia Villani Scicolone Ponti
Spouse: Carlo Ponti (m. 1966-2007)
Children: Edoardo Ponti, Carlo Ponti

Movies
Two Women 1960
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 1963
Marriage Italian Style 1964
Nine 2009
Houseboat 1958

Do you telephone people less than you use to?

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Michael posted this question in Facebook, as you can see.
My response was as follows:

The HR guy,  where I used to work, talking about email, ten+ years ago, was telling me that he thought informal communication was suffering badly.
In that respect email has transitioned into Social Media and has improved again.
I have great friends that I have never met!

I think the phone as a verbal device, is now the casualty.
The phone is now the ‘Smart’phone which is predominantly a non verbal device but it is dominating communication.
It will be interesting to see how that will swing back.

‘Swings and Roundabouts’

 

That’s how it occurs to me.
What do you think?

Musical Motivation

I was just listening to Kiki Dee ‘Loving and Free’ from her Amoureuse album.

Isn’t wonderful how music can remind us of forgotten or significant times ?
Each is times-tamped within us and it always seems to show up when it is most needed.

 

This track was significant to me when I was having a tough time emotionally as a young adult – I was , truth be known, lonely and scared about that.

The fabulous words to this song took me onto something else in my life. They motivated me and I didn’t realise it at the time.
I have never been lonely since and I rarely experience being scared as a bad thing, more so a motivator

NLP Practitioners’ will recognise that as an Anchor.
Tunes like this and Pick Up The Pieces by the Average White Band (My waiting in Queues enjoying time anchor) are my Ear Worms


Bound, I am bound, like a knot on a string
Eager to be where my life can begin
Out of the shadow and into the sun
So many things that I should have done

I will untangle myself, so that I can see
I will untangle myself, everything will be
Loving and free

Bound I am bound, like a rope on a swing
Up in the air and then down again
Sure for the first time so clear in my mind
Wise to the feeling I gently unwind


Which music or tunes have driven you to a new experience?

Sources You Tubewww.lyricsfreak.com and .wikipedia.org