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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sweets, Good for the Sweet Caucasian, Anatoly

Maple Lemon Oatmeal Cookies

           COOK: 12-14 mins

           2 cups Rolled oats
           1 cup Whole wheat flour
           1/2 cup Unsweetened shredded coconut or 1/3 cup more flour
           3/4 tsp Baking powder
           1 cup Raisins
           1 cup Almond slices
           3 tsp Chia seeds
           3/4 cup pure Maple syrup
           2 large Ripe bananas mashed
           splash of Vanilla extract
           pinch of Sea salt
           1 tsp Unsulphured molasses
           1/2 cup Coconut or live oil
           Juice of 1 small lemon
           Zest of 1 small lemon

     1.   Preheat the oven to 375F

     2.   Mix the first 6 ingredients together. Gradually add all other ingredients. Using a large spoon, place drops of cookie dough on parchment paper-covered cookie sheet, about 1 inch apart. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the edges turn brown or until the tops begin to brown.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Autumnal Equinox today 16:40 EDT

What Happens at the Equinox?

Equinox Means "Equal Night"

Translated literally, equinox means "equal night." The Sun is positioned above the equator, day and night are, therefore, about equal in length all over the world during the equinoces. The autumnal equinox will occur September 22 at 11:09 P.M. EDT. This date will mark the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the vernal equinox in the Southern.
Reasons for the Seasons:
These brief but monumental moments owe their significance to the 23.4 degree tilt of the Earth's axis. Because of the tilt, we receive the Sun's rays most directly in the summer. In the winter, when we are tilted away from the Sun, the rays pass through the atmosphere at a greater slant, bringing lower temperatures. If the Earth rotated on an axis perpendicular to the plane of the Earth's orbit around the Sun, there would be no variation in day lengths or temperatures throughout the year, and we would not have seasons.

Mabon is very much like Thanksgiving. Most of the crops have been reaped and abundance is more noticeable than ever! Mabon is the time when we reap the fruits of our labor and lessons, both crops and experiences. It is a time of joy, to celebrate that which is passing (for why should we mourn the beauty of the year or dwindling sunlight?), looking joyously at the experience the year has shared with us. And it is a time to gaze into the bright future. We are reminded once again of the cyclic universe; endings are merely new beginnings.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Where is the real Dexter and what have you done with him?

Monday, September 02, 2013

More Sauza

Sauza Tequila