All posts tagged: weekly challenge


Mandarin revani or ravani cake (coconut semolina cake) mandarin – honey syrupy dessert. Read recipe: here (Poppy revani cake), for Mandarin Coconut revani cake – replace lemon with 3-5 mandarins and poppy seeds with coconut.  🙂 Miniature Mandarin tree 26 Weeks Letter Challenge: “M”

Share Your World

~ What is the most fun thing you did in school? My favorite was definitely poetry reading, creative writing and theatrical plays. And I very much enjoyed Botany, plant biology, research and experiments in lab, microscope work, botanical illustration, botanical drawing and observing the natural world. I loved portraying plants and flowers which were aesthetically pleasing as well as botanically correct. ~ What is your favorite type of dog? (can be anything from a specific breed, a stuffed animal or character in a movie) Hachiko dog, because of the movie Hachi, a dog’s tale.  (I never had a dog) ~ You are invited to a party that will be attended by many fascinating people you never met. Would you attend this party if you were to go by yourself? Probably not. ~ Complete this sentence: Never In My Life Have I…. I’ve never had a dog, only cats. Maybe in future who knows, I like the idea of dog and cat together and living peacefully. ~ Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last …

Stroll on the sand

walking on the beach Who wouldn’t enjoy a barefoot stroll along a sandy beach? Relaxing, it’s almost like a walking foot massage. Feeling the sand tickle your feet and breathing in the salty air at the beach is enough to calm  your body and mind. And sound of waves and seagulls will likely help your stress fade away. To stroll through sea water barefoot on sand it’s a great way to connect with the Earth.  🙂  


Easy vanilla butter cake Ingredients: 1 1/3 cup (200g) flour, sifted 1 cup (220g) caster sugar 1/3 cup (80g) butter, softened 1/2 cup (125ml) milk 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp baking powder a pinch of salt Method: Preheat the oven to 180C. Beat the eggs and the sugar together in a large bowl. In another bowl, mix the flour, salt and baking powder. Add milk, vanilla and flour mixture and mix lightly. Pour into an oiled cake tin. Bake in preheated oven at 180C for about 35 minutes until it is nice and gold. Place cake on a serving tray. When the cake has cooled slightly cut into squares and use a sifter to sprinkle powdered sugar until coated. Or a variety of choice, cocoa powder, dried coconut, melted chocolate, poppy seeds, decorate with fruits, there is a flavor for everyone 🙂   letter C


my Bird painting I was inspired by the birds I saw in Cindy’s post, truly amazing photos, gorgeous yellow birds, beautiful inspirational images. Spring Migration is on at The Holler~ I am fun of birds, but I have only city birds photos that are pigeons or sparrows or  seagulls. 🙂 A Photo a Week Challenge: Birds 26 Weeks Letter Challenge: “B”