Tomato Torte, Billy Collins and Daisies

25 Sep

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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6 responses to “Tomato Torte, Billy Collins and Daisies

  1. Bernice

    September 28, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    It does look really good!!

  2. flowerpot

    September 26, 2014 at 8:33 am

    just love that poem will send it to Mr B xx

  3. Choc Chip Uru

    September 25, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Oooh yum! Gorgeous torte!

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. ladysighs

    September 25, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Looks like pizza to me. lol 🙂
    Looking forward to this recipe.

  5. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    September 25, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    very nice…

  6. Geraldine

    September 25, 2014 at 7:01 pm



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