Daily Archives: September 25, 2014

Tomato Torte, Billy Collins and Daisies

1   A friend passed me this recipe that she had cut out of the paper, thinking I might like to try it and it is wonderful – it tastes as good as it looks! I’ll post up the recipe soon. It is vegetarian and could be gluten free very easily.

Tomato Torte

Tomato Torte

2   I first met the poetry of Billy Collins when he did a reading at a poetry event and I just loved what I heard.  This poem comes from ‘The Art of Drowning’ and I give you just the first verse. It kind of sums up my philosophy –  get the best out of every day – find the beauty that is all around you.  Look up the rest of the poem here – it is a delight.  The last stanza is especially pleasing.


Each one is a gift, no doubt,
mysteriously placed in your waking hand
or set upon your forehead
moments before you open your eyes.

3   Our wall daisies are an enormous mound of pink and white.

Daisy clump

Daisy clump



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