Thursday, 31 March 2011

Healing Waters

Many years ago I attended the premiere of 'What The Bleep' in London'. A wonderful platform for Dr Emoto's work. I still have the dvd & his book. Its wonderful & awe inspiring. Whether you're a believer or a sceptic there is no harm to your beliefs just by putting together your palms in prayer for the greater goodness for all.  Love , hope, faith & even a fragile  belief in unity can often sustain us through many troubles & trauma's in life


Ingredients
100g Compassion
100g Time
100g Prayer
100g Intention
100g Love 

Method
At you local time of 12noon today please take a few moments of your time to join in collective healing intention & prayer for the water in Japan.

"To All People Around the World

Please send your prayers of love and gratitude
 to water at the nuclear plants in Fukushima, Japan!

By the massive earthquakes of Magnitude 9 
and surreal massive tsunamis, more than 10,000 people 
are still missing…even now… It has been 18 days already 
since the disaster happened. 
What makes it worse is that water at the reactors 
of Fukushima Nuclear Plants started to leak, 
and it’s contaminating the ocean, air and water molecule 
of surrounding areas.

Human wisdom has not been able to do much to 
solve the problem, but we are only trying to cool 
down the anger of radioactive materials 
in the reactors by discharging water to them.

Is there really nothing else to do?

I think there is. During over twenty year research of 
hado measuring and water crystal photographic 
technology, I have been witnessing 
that water can turn positive when it receives pure vibration 
of human prayer no matter how far away it is.
Energy formula of Albert Einstein, E=MC2 really 
means that 
Energy = number of people and the square of
 people’s consciousness.

Now is the time to understand the true meaning. 
Let us all join the prayer ceremony as fellow 
citizens of the planet earth.   I would like to ask all 
people, not just in Japan, but all around 
the world to please help us to find a way out 
the crisis of this planet!!
The prayer procedure is as follows.

Name of ceremony:
Let’s send our thoughts of love 
and gratitude to all water in the nuclear 
plants in Fukushima

Day and Time:
March 31st, 2011 (Thursday)
12:00 noon in each time zone


Please say the following phrase:
“The water of Fukushima Nuclear Plant, 
we are sorry to make you suffer. 
Please forgive us.  
We thank you, and we love you.” 

Please say it aloud or in your mind. 
Repeat it three times as you put your hands 
together in a prayer position. 
Please offer your sincere prayer.

Thank you very much from my heart.

With love and gratitude,
Masaru Emoto
Messenger of Water "

Friday, 18 March 2011

Macarons

- delightful humourous honour'acaron

Well after reading all about Macarons, it was about time I settled down to a nice recipe & some time dedicated to conquering such a feat as making Macarons.
It was our daughters Birthday on 17th March . .  to so many it St Patricks day celebrations but to us few its our very own joyous occasion. 18 years old. The usual requests were put in at the beginning of the week . . as many Butterfly Cakes & Button Cakes as I could make & she could carry for the 6th formers at her school!! Hmmm last year I received 3 marriage proposals! That's now my gage!!! :) The little cakes were easy to make, such divine perfection.  24 chocolate ones & 24 vanilla ones. Easy peasy. After reading Dear Lady Macaron, Jill Colonna's blog on Macarons, (Mad about Macarons) I decided I just had to honour her knowledge & expertise. I just had to attempt such exquisite delights, trust in her taste in deliciousness & try making them!! Even if I'd never tasted them only ever tasting the Macaroon!! Plus, I LOVED the sound of them - surely this is an advantage. Especially as we love sticky pavlova, which for some reason the recipes reminded me of. So, an addition of Macarons would be made too. Some call it foolhardy, some call it gung ho or some may call it gutsy but no matter what label one attaches regardless of the challenges that lay ahead I would make a batch of Macarons !!

Amalgamated Ingredients
Keep checking books, internet, forums .. keep a note of average popular ingredients which came up in all searches.  Sooo. eventually ingredients, hmmm trying to combine best of all ( French - Italian) ((Oh dear didnt even know there were  French & an Italian Macarons!)) the ingredients which featured in all recipes. Basically came out as Sugar, Egg Whites, Almond Meal

Gung-Ho Method
  • Decide to make Macarons there & then.
  • Measure almond flour (which luckily I'd bought from the wholesale last week) & sugar, measure egg whites 
  • Mix almond meal together with the sugar ( some granulated & some put into a processor so it became really fine.
  • Whisk egg whites til they form glossy firm peaks . .  fold in & mix in almond flour mixture( both recipes said different methods so I did a combination of both)
  • Realise that much to my horror, "Yes I did spontaneously chuck the piping bag & all nossles into the charity bag last year, after having them for 20 years & never using them!!"
  • Hmmm deciding to steam ahead anyway - use a spoon to dollop an even amount of Macaron thick batter type mixture onto the baking tray lined with baking paper. Cross fingers & hope for the best. Answer telephone, chase chickens back into garden from down the lane, talk to neighbour, make hubby some lunch then remember to put oven on. Eventually return concentration to the lovely dollops of mixture on the tray. Put the tray of Macarons  into the preheated oven. Timer set for 15 minutes. Unexpectedly take a customer into town. Turn oven off oven & leg it , cursing under breath as you go. Come home, answer phone & open oven door . . gasp in amazement that you have a batch of something resembling Macarons!!
  • Spread with whipped cream, add some raspberries to taste . . ooooooooh then taste another  & another. Look at remaining bowl of mixture, decide far too good a taste to waste so experiment further. Scrape remaining mixture into silicone tiny cake tray just to see what would happen. Batch B :) Cook for 15 mins - help window cleaner move the cars around - chat with neighbour, rush into kitchen remembering Macarons. Open oven & gasp at the explosion of sticky deliciousness which looks like lots of little souffles with their hats on. Tear into half, add whipped cream & raspberries . . taste just to see what they're like, alternate with previous batch . Invite customers, hubby & neighbour  to sample . . eat until all are finished & all tummies feel sick. Note to self: do not use silicone tray for Macarons. Cautioning by the trades description act may be a concern.
Mmmmmmm sticky toffee Pavlova texture ones
souffle ones with their hats on :)
little souffle ones
  • Note to self . .  no excuses next time, buy Macaron Book, buy piping bag, lock doors, don't answer door & don't invite anyone else in for tasting :)  Jill you're a star . .. such perfection you create every time . . wow amazing  .. so in honour to you & yours ..  least I've awakened the Macaron bug within  even if not exactly prepared for the cooking class  :D
  • The butterfly cakes were removed before I could get the day time photies!!! Only managed to take photies of the chocolate ones. Next time :)  Daughter had no idea I was making Macarons for her, so what you've never had you never miss :D
Mmmmmmm Birthday Treats

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Tomato & Apple Chutney

The traditional spicy chutney is already marinating, now its time for the tomato one to begin its journey towards deliciousness . The ripe beautiful juicy sweet plum tomatoes, the gorgeous matured English Cox apples mixed together with fruits, sugar & spices. wonderfully flavoursome serve with BBQ's, meats & cheese.
During the Summer meals its wonderful to have a selection of beautifully, different flavoured, chutneys to marry with salads. pasta's cold meats etc

Ingredients
Plum Tomatoes
English Cox Apples
Red Onions
Raisins
Ginger
Brown Sugar
White Wine Vinegar
Balsamic Vinegar
Chillies
Mixed Spices: nutmeg, cloves, mixed spice, cinnamon
Salt
Pepper

Method
  • Wash the plum tomatoes, add to a large saucepan
  • Cut into halves with a pair of scissors, which creates an ample base of gorgeous rich tomato juice 
  • Peel & core the apples, dice into small cubes
  • Add the diced apples into the saucepan with the tomatoes
  • Add the brown sugar to the apples & the tomatoes
  • Peel, slice & dice the root ginger
  • Add the diced root ginger to the sugar, tomatoes & apples
  • Add the pump, juicy raisins to the saucepan
  • Peel, slice & dice the red onion
  • Top & tail the chillies
  • Add the small diced red onions to the saucepan with the other diced ingredients
  • Remove the stem & seeds from the chillies, dice into tiny pieces & add also to the saucepan
  • Add the mixed spices then add the diced chillies
  • In a measuring jug mix the vinegars. Pour about 150ml of white wine vinegar into the jug
  • Add the same amount of balsamic vinegar into the white wine vinegar (you could also add some malt)
  • Add some cold water, ending up altogether with about 3/4 pint of liquid
  • Pour the vinegar over the chutney ingredients in the saucepan
  • Mix & fold the vinegar into the saucepan ingredients
  • Mix until all ingredients are fully coated
  • Once all ingredients are stirred into vinegar, place saucepan on heat & bring slowly to the boil. Once boiled maintain heat to continue fierce boiling for about 45 minutes.
  • Cook for about an hour. Mixture should now look like chutney with all colours much darker & ingredients much softer.
  • Allow to cool then decant into jam jars
  • Make labels, I always write on all ingredients & date
  • Secure lids & labels, store in pantry & forget about the jars until the Summer
  • Patience is now required to stop you from wanting to eat immediately, as you will have noticed the most gorgeous smell, the most delicous fruity spicy rich chutney waiting to accompany many meals.
  • Try making some to suit your taste buds. ENJOY!