Monday, August 25, 2014

Diary 255: Written On The Pages Is The Answer To A Never Ending Story

turn around and look at what you see!

“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”

- ira glass

inspiration magic
anyone knows who photographed this cotton candy cherry perfection photo above?

these past 2 weeks has been about re-grouping myself, make plans and set goals. i guess it's been the perfect time to do just this since i have not been well and thus not been able to do much. also perfect time because we are entering fall and that to me always means new beginnings:)


1&2 beauty from my morning walks here in dulwich from last year. 3 inspiration. i have no idea who took this photo. i think it's magic:))) 4 on my way to central, oxford circus. passing this while on the bus always wakes me up. i am in london:) 5 a lot of the planning has been happening at the albion. 6 macaroon heaven from the albion. 7&8 i went to whole foods for nutritious thingies, trying to get well. they have the best bakery. here's rocky road heaven and some coconut berry cake. 9 i think this stylish lady is from one of my beatrix potter books. 10 breakfast a few days, blueberry heaven. 11 this cat:)))) adores this corner outside my door. 12 it's been raining cats and dogs. hallelujah. 13 dulwich woods this past week. 14&15 obviously a lot of planning and thinking has been happening at my second home franklins. 16&17 the princess bride fairy dress i wore the other day. is it not pefection?

i've been baking too:) tweaking the bread!

raw chocolate

for 1 large heart  shaped piece
0.6 dl cacao
1 tablespoon stevia
0.4 dl melted coconut oil

mix the caco with steva. melt the coconut oil and mix it in so it becomes like a paste. put in to a form, i use hearts:)

put it in the fridge for 20 minutes. this one is DELICIOUS. So healthy for you.

buckwheat & coconut flour bread with chia seeds
AMAZING VEGAN BREAD with chia seeds & coconut 

8 dl whole buckwheat flour
2 dl coconut flour
2 dl soaked (1 dl dry with 2 dl water) chia seeds (soak over night)
dashes of  sea salt
3 teaspoons  baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
some coconut oil (heated up)
ca 6 dl water
4 squeezes coconut stevia liquid

preheat oven to 170 (350) degrees

mix all dry ingredients well. then mix in the wet ingredients. mix well. pour into the loaf pan and bake for about an hour and 15 minutes!
cool before slicing!

alice solantania saga
(title & top quote is taken from the never ending story song by limahl)

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