Friday, October 1, 2021

Words & Brush Weekender : Easy listening music and chat, Friday 1st October 2021 this week its Movie music !

Easy listening music and chat,  Friday 1st October  2021 this week its Movie music !

Enjoy some good music here on Words & Brush,  please post music from your favorite movie of any  genre & chat with friends!

 The Magnificent Seven • Main Theme • Elmer Bernstein

Goldfinger  • Main Theme • Shirley  Bassey

 The Graduate • Main Theme • Simon and Garfunkel

The Sound of Music • Main Theme • Julie Andrews

South Pacific • Main Theme • Rodgers & Hammerstein

The Great Escape • Main Theme • Elmer Bernstein

The Grease • Main Theme • The Bee Gees


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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Words & Brush Recipe Corner: Chocolate peppermint and coffee-glazed donuts


Chocolate peppermint and coffee-glazed donuts

These sweet and scrumptious donut flavors top any drive-thru donut shop varieties you’ve tasted.


Donuts tend to have a reputation as one of those no-good foods that only police officers are allowed to enjoy, with their requisite cup of coffee, during long, all-nighters. But this recipe is a game changer – the donuts are baked, not fried, made with high-fiber whole wheat flour, no added oils, and they taste as delicious as they look.

Choose from two different toppings – peppermint and coffee – or make both and serve your friends and family a gorgeous platter of homebaked goodies. My apologies to the donut drive thru, but they won’t be seeing you again – these donuts are too good, easy to make, and a whole lot less guilt-inducing.


    For donuts:

  • 4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Earth Balance or butter
  • 2 2/3 cup coconut milk
  • For peppermint glaze:

  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoon milk
  • 1-2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies for sprinkling
  • For coffee glaze:

  • 1 1/4 powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 2-3 tablespoon hot water
  • 1/2 cup turbinado or demerara sugar for sprinkling


Preheat oven to 400° F. Grease donut pans with Earth Balance or butter, using a paper towel to spread.

Mix dry ingredients. Add remaining ingredients gently just until incorporated.

Fill donut wells about 2/3 full and bake for 10 minutes.

Allow to cool for several minutes. Run rubber spatula around edges, and transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

While donuts are cooling, prepare glazes. In two separate medium bowls, combine powdered sugar with remaining ingredients until smooth.

When donuts are completely cool, drizzle half of them with the peppermint glaze, and then top with crushed peppermints while glaze is still soft.

Drizzle the remaining donuts with coffee glaze, and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.

Enjoy. And remember to share! They’re not completely guilt-free…

Enjoy !

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Monday, September 27, 2021

Monday Open thread


smoke sun GIF by Living Stills

Good Morning and happy Monday!  Although we are a creative bunch here and content with simmering ideas to create something,  let this is our way to say hello. Got coffee?  Ready for the day?   What are you working on today?  

  Or you never know this might happen with coffee!  

Our kids had a five day weekend and there's nothing like family time.  Today the goal is continuing on the current scenes in book 3, I need to reconstruct it with some free writing. Working on the villain's ending in progress. Have a great day!