Saturday, October 30, 2021

Words & Brush Weekender : Easy listening music and chat, Saturday 30th October 2021 this week its Elvis the King of Rock!

Easy listening music and chat Saturday 30th October 2021, this week its Elvis the King of Rock!  

*** Note that I have concentrated on his early songs but feel free to post his later years songs !***

Enjoy some good music here on Words & Brush,  please post music from your favorite Elvis songs & chat with friends. 

Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock

elvis presley-hound dog

Elvis Presley - Frankfurt Special.(From G.I Blues 1960)

Elvis Presley - Viva Las Vegas

Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes 1956

Elvis Presley - Return To Sender

Elvis Presley - The Girl of My Best Friend

Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender

All Shook Up 68 Comeback


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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Words & Brush Recipe Corner: 2-Step Sublime Lemon Tart

 Sublime Silken Lemon Tart

By Lisa Starr, Meatland, Israel

Fast Track Lemon Tart Wonder

"Break glass in the event of an emergency."

This sublimely simple, utterly delectable Silken Lemon Tart is the culinary equivalent. 

Ideal for last-minute entertaining, or occasions when you just don't have time or energy to invest into baking, this luscious dessert is easily whipped up using pantry ingredients that I recommend you keep in stock always.

Whether you make it dairy or parve ( non-dairy) , or whether it's topped with meringue, lemon cookie crumble, or simply adorned with powdered sugar, this vibrant dish makes the ultimate sweet serving.

Add a little zest to the table or make to enjoy as an at-home treat.

Emergency measures never tasted this good.


Homemade or store-bought cookie base*
1 can condensed milk/vegan condensed milk
125g white creamed cheese**
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
2 large egg yolks
Garnish of your choice 


* Crush 200g Petite Beurre/Ginger Snaps and combine with 100 grams melted butter/margarine then press into 24 cm pan to make a homemade base. Alternatively use Ruth's Pastry Shell or a Graham Cracker base.

* *Add an extra egg yolk in place of cheese if making this parve (non-dairy) and replace regular condensed milk with non-dairy, vegan condensed milk 

1: Stir condensed milk, egg yolks, creamed cheese (if using), lemon juice and zest together, and mix for a minute or two till it slightly thickens, then pour into prepared base and bake at 160 C for approximately 25 minutes till the filling is just firm to the touch. Refrigerate till ready to serve.

Garnish Ideas

- Beat the saved egg whites with approximately 1/2 cup sugar to make meringue, spoon over the baked tart, and return to the oven at 180 C for a few minutes till the top is beginning to color and look lemon meringue-like.

- Combine 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 60 grams of butter, 1 tablespoon lemon zest, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice together then bake at 180 C for 12 minutes till golden. Sprinkle this lemony crumble over baked, cooled tart. Lemon crumble is also delicious on ice-cream.

- Go for the simple option and dust with powdered sugar and serve with berry compote if desired.

COOK'S NOTES: Use creamed white cheese or any other cream cheese of your choice. Tart keeps well in the refrigerator. Instead of a round tart, you can also bake in a rectangle, and cut into lemon bars. Super easy and so delicious


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Monday, October 25, 2021

Weekly Open Thread Oct 25

Down to the last few days of October.   Open the window, let the crisp fall in.  Leaves on the trees are nearing their full foliage gracing the walkways and country roads.   

Sit down and have a coffee with us as a new week starts.  Another week to try again to move onto new projects. 

October besides December is the most creative month to see how people deck their lawns in Halloween flare.  

These leaves are painted in white acrylic paint, then using a Q tip with black acrylic to make the 
eyes.  My aunt made so many natural crafts during the holidays with the pinecone wreath

Something eerie this way comes from a pumpkin patch under a ominous sky. Would you walk this place?  Alone?

Furry children in costumes to fit the occasion.   Trick or treat please.

Dog Halloween GIF

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Ah the fun of creativity is enjoying creating something.  Baking today?  Creating a meal, or organizing plans for a goal you've been working on, or wanting to get to? Cleaning the house is helps organizing the mind to clear up mental static to channel the flow of higher brain function.  Journaling is another way to free your mind from the bonds that hold your creativity captive.  Break free and write out two pages.  Don't worry about grammatical errors since you're just rambling on with your mind and pen on the notebook.  It's just you. 

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In times of pain, when the future is too terrifying to contemplate and the past too painful to remember, I have learned to pay attention to right now. The precise moment I was in was always the only safe place for me.”
― Julia Cameron, The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

“The heart of creativity is an experience of the mystical union; the heart of the mystical union is an experience of creativity.”
― Julia Cameron, The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

And remember when we are derailed by things that are happening, don't forget to see the beauty and the fullness of life you are meant to live.

Bob Ross Beauty GIF

A little bit of Halloween to fit the occasion