Monthly Archives: February 2016

At the end of the day …. “Céline’s Tribute to René …. Vegas”!!

It Is What It Is


~~February 24, 2016~~


My heart still hurts.

I can barely begin to imagine how she feels.

May your have the strength to go on, Céline.

He will always be with you.

In your heart, in your memories and in your sons.



Céline Dion offers ‘love tribute’ to late husband René Angélil
Céline Dion returned to the stage in Las Vegas to honor Angélil in an emotional opening performance.

By Fakiha Baig, Staff Reporter

Published on Tue Feb 23 2016

Céline Dion sang from her heart Tuesday night for her first show since the death of her husband, René Angélil, last month.
Her opening performance at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas was called a “love tribute” for Angélil on the pop star’s Facebook page.
The show started with a photo montage of Angélil’s life.
After welcoming the singer onto the stage with a standing ovation…

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Dutch Apple Cake (Dutch Apple Bread) Reciple

A Hundred Years Ago

Dutch Apple Cake

I found an intriguing recipe for something called Dutch Apple Cake in a small 1911 promotional cookbook published by K C Baking Powder. Even though it was called a cake,  the serving suggestions in the original recipe said, “serve hot, with butter, as bread for supper or with hard sauce as a pudding.”

My curiosity got the best of me–What was it? . . . a cake? . . . a bread? . . . a pudding?

Well, I made the recipe, and I’m still not quite sure. When I ate it warm,  it tasted like a bread.  It had a nice texture with apples and currants embedded in a rich, sticky cinnamon-sugar syrup on top that reminded me slightly of the syrup on old-fashioned “sticky buns.”

But after it cooled, it seemed more like a coffee cake–a very nice coffee cake.  I didn’t try it with hard sauce so…

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Seabirds and Lighthouses Galore on the Isle of May

very nice post. Hugs, Barbara

Karen Thorburn Photography

The last few months have been a bit depressing – grey skies and rain interspersed with the occasional day of glorious sunshine. Fortunately things brightened up a bit last week. I’ve realised I’ve wasted too much time waiting for summer to arrive – it probably never will. I need to crack on and have some fun all the same. With this in mind, I booked myself on a boat trip to the Isle of May.

For someone who lives on the Black Isle, I seem to spend a lot of time in Fife! I had a good drive across the county and caught my first glimpse of the Isle of May on the approach to Pittenweem. The weather was changeable – sunshine and showers – but thankfully the visibility was good. The Isle of May is only five miles off Fife Ness but I hardly saw it when I walked the Fife Coastal Path last year due…

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