Friday, July 17, 2009

2500-year-old Buddhist meditation that builds loving kindness

May I be free of worry
May I be well
May I feel safe and at ease
May I be at peace

simple 2500-year-old Buddhist meditation that builds loving kindness ;~)

It's Friday. That is reason enough to be happy. You can read this blog, be happy that you have the gift of sight.

Take a walk outside today. Enjoy listening to the magnificent symphony of flowers.
Hear the birds of summer calling attention to themselves in glorious color.
Dare to hear the things you normally see and see the sounds that beacon your attention as you travel around during your day.

This weekend in Buffalo stop at the Buffalo Italian Festival

I recommend;
Pastachote' at Russ's Bakery booths
and a thick crust Pizza from Rochester, NY Pizza booth

I can't find the recipe for Pastachote, however, here is my recipe for Chocolate Meringue Cookies especially for Gail ;~)

Makes about 3 dozen
Cook Time: 10 minutes
2 egg whites
dash salt
1/2 teaspoon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
6 ounces semisweet chocolate or chocolate chips, melted and cooled
3/4 cup chopped pecans

Preparation:Beat egg whites with the salt, vinegar and vanilla until soft peaks form.
Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold in melted chocolate and chopped pecans.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for about 10 minutes.

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