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Palm sugar flapjacks

cut into pieces before it hardens too much

cut into pieces before it hardens too much

Finally, a perfect opportunity arose to use the half kilo of palm sugar I had bought some time ago and generally found too sweet for my liking.

I was going to take part in a 5 km run followed by a picnic to celebrate our running club’s fifth anniversary and the idea of making flapjacks sounded appropriate; firstly because they require a lot of sugar, and secondly because they were not known where I live in Poland so I thought it would be something new for my running mates to try out.

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Carribean jerk chicken wings in an original setting

jerk chicken wings ready to go!

jerk chicken wings ready to go!

Laid back hotel on Andaman sea coast in Burma

Laid back hotel on Andaman sea coast in Burma

I’ve never been to the Carribean but the idea of jerk chicken, which was new to me, had been following me around for awhile, until I decided to give it a go.

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Baltic Coast- yup, we have beaches in the Tricity

„I know Poland has coastline, but “beach” is the last thing I think of when imagining the Baltic”

What better way to have your feathers ruffled (should you happen to live on that coastline) than to hear a statement like that? What? No beach? I’ll show them beach.

Leba sand dunes, Pomerania

Leba sand dunes, Pomerania

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My Gdansk (part 1)

local woods

local woods

festive Gdansk 'Feta'

festive Gdansk ‘Feta’

Wyspa Spichrzów

Wyspa Spichrzów

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Embracing Space

As a slightly errant frequenter of my local church I came across this medley of shapes and structures in amongst the congregation with ceramic craters and what looked like overgrown fruit shells spewn over floor tombstones on one side and the gutted roots of a magnificent tree and a ceramic naked woman’s bosom on the other. Not something you come across every day in church.

real deal
the real deal

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Pumpkin blues

I was feeling kind of glum

indeed, I felt like jabbing my claws

into some innocent bystander, no reason

but, happily, I decided not to hide my head in the sand

… and to head out nordic walking along the beach instead

Following that I bought some pumpkin at my local market on the way home

and made this desert

Pumpkin pie with honey, cinnamon and walnuts

for which, what do you need?

-about one third of a pumpkin, chopped into three or four slices, with skin on
-a pinch of cinnamon
-a couple of spoons of good quality olive oil
-a few slightly crushed walnuts
-a spoonful of butter

You simply brush a little oil on the inside and outside of the pumpkin pieces and sprinkle a bit of the cinnamon over the flesh. Bake in a heated oven for about 45 mins. Meanwhile, melt the butter on a pan and when you’ve taken the pumpkin slices out of the oven, spoon a little melted butter over each portion, pour a little runny honey over the flesh and sprinkle the walnuts over.

Serve that as a dessert and then cuddle up with someone nice and a good book

All photos are mine (or Mirek’s) and the recipe is from:

http://confessionsofaspoon.blogspot.com/2012/01/roasted-pumpkin-with-honey-and-walnuts.html

I was spurred to present this post in this format after reading this incomparably more cutting edge presentation:

http://www.slideshare.net/oukearts/how-to-restrategize-your-company-in-an-economic-crisis-updated-and-expanded

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Polish country cottage

A work in progress

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