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This is my first “guest post”, and it is in honor of International Women’s Day or maybe at this point, “month” and the anticipation of positive changes for the mass collective, that will come to fruition sooner rather than L8R – so that I can see the look of pleasure on her face when she finally tastes one of my  culinary delights later this year, okaaaaay?

Now all the way from mother Ukraine, my lady sends you:

Кекс

  Whip: 1 cup/160 gramme Sugar and 2 eggs to consistency

Add: ½ Cup Olive oil, butter or Sunflower oil

Add: 1 cup/160 gramme of flour

1 tsp baking powder/”soda”

Prepare and add: essence of 1 lemon and 1 orange (skin of both), finely ground

add juice of both lemon and orange w/o pulp to flour/sugar blend

prepare1 cup carrot (grated) on the side to add soon
1 TBS raisin

1 TBS ginger,

1TBS cinnamon

Mix all ingredients in mixing bowl
And then pour into form

Heat stove to 180C/350F degrees,

Bake for 30 minutes.

Cake turns out very tender.

Let cool and remove from form

she adds: I Love (One love I guess – ed.)

Enjoy! (I added that – ed.)

Спасибо
‘spah-see-bah’, Inna!       

My Honey waves at you!

And now for something completely different: a video!  I usually only post videos that move me on my myspace page, but this one was sent to me by a friend who knew that a fromer friend is from eastern Europe, as alluded to previously here.  I was attracted to her marginally physically more interestingly due to her culture, and this video is an example of a struggle few who are not world historians in “the States” really know about and how one young, beautiful Ukrainian woman has embraced and tells the story. You’ve gotta sit still and dig this whole video, ok?

This work or art shows The Great Patriotic War, as it is called in Ukraine, which resulted in up to 11 million deaths out of a population of 42 million during WW II and how ordinary people were affected by the German invasion.

The artist, twenty-four year old Kseniya Simonova, winner of 2009’s “Ukraine’s Got Talent” contest – an American Idol type deal, draws the pictures on an illuminated sand table, projected onto a big screen, and  begins by creating a scene showing a couple sitting on a park bench holding hands lovingly under a starry sky. Then warplanes appear to change the mood.

Next a woman’s crying face she does, until a baby arrives to make her appear happy. Only to see the war return with thrown on sand depicting the chaos on a young woman’s face which appears only to then become old, wrinkled and sad, morphing into a Soldier, I think…next, this outdoor scene is framed with a window pane like looking outward on a war memorial.

Finally, it’s a mother and child reunion being looked upon by a man outside, his visage pressed upon the window glass and apparently saying farewell.

Kseniya (I like that name!) won the grand prize of $75,000 U.S.

pickhit: “Mother and Child Reunion” – Paul Simon

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