Quadrille #63 – Feel the Earth move


The Earth has turned staunchly through the seasons; we’re at the end of summer and will soon be drenched in autumn colours. I’m Kim from Writing in North Norfolk, welcoming poets to the final August Quadrille, in which we take any meaning of one word and transform it into 44 poetic words.

The Oxford English Dictionary has a range of definitions for the word ‘earth’ (from the Old English eorðan), as well as interesting phrases and compound words.  I’d like to share some of them:

  • The ground considered simply as a solid stratum or surface on which human beings, animals, and things associated with them rest or move.
  • The world considered as the dwelling place of humans.
  • The soil as suitable for cultivation.
  • The ground considered as a place for burying the dead.
  • An animal’s dwelling or hiding place; the hole or lair of a burrowing mammal, esp…

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Vegan Pineapple Upside Down Cake


I love pineapple upside down cake because they are so simple to make. No frosting to worry about. Just mix, toss it in the oven, turn it out and your done!

Vegan Pineapple Upside Down Cake MSnubutterfliesNote: This recipe makes one 9 inch round cake. So you would need to double it for a larger cake.

Set your oven to 350 degrees F. In a 9 inch round cake pan melt 3 tablespoons coconut oil in the oven. I use my 9 inch round glass casserole dish. I prefer glass for this because it bakes more evenly and prevents the brown sugar from burning.  Spread the brown sugar over the melted coconut oil. Place pineapple rings over the brown sugar. (Maraschino cherries optional) Set aside.

Mix the almond milk and vinegar together in a small bowl. Set aside.

In a large bowl mix the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar.

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Question of the Day 8-27-2018

A Writer's Life

Please feel free to answer these questions on your blog or in the responses. If you leave me a link to your post, I will re-post it on my blog. You can also feel free to forward these questions to anybody who might be interested. Thank you to those who have already shared their thoughts.

Do you talk to yourself?

All the time. I seem to be having one endless conversation with myself even when I am out and about. I do get some strange looks in the grocery story sometimes, but hey, what the frick. I do sometimes try to keep the conversation internal, but it doesn’t work long. And what does it matter? I’m not crazy (bruhahahaha!) – as in insane crazy – even if I talk to myself. Maybe it comes from all the conversations with my characters spilling out into the real world.

Ghee… the more…

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For 4:

–salmon (size of 4 decks of cards, 1 pound)

–orange zest (1 teaspoon, bottled)

–orange juice (juice of 1 fresh orange squeezed)

–soy sauce (one-quarter cup, bottled)

–honey (one-quarter cup, bottled)

–ginger (1 teaspoon, bottled)

–minced garlic (1 tablespoon, bottled)

–green onions (fresh, 2, chopped)

–pepper (no salt)

–olive oil

1 – Place the salmon in a covered baking dish with the soy sauce.  Squeeze 1 orange for its juice, atop the salmon.  Season with orange zest, pepper, minced garlic, honey, ginger, and olive oil.  Sprinkle 2 chopped stalks of green onion atop the salmon.

2 – Microwave on high for 7 minutes.  Salmon should be flaky.

3 – Serve the salmon hot.

–salmon adapted from Salmon Recipes (a kindle e-book).

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