Posted in Poems

🍂Fall🍂

 

the magical season is here –

a season expressing an evolution;

a season calling for a solution.

rustling leaves.

dancing trees.

raining hail.  

hiding birds.

wind howls:

stop! stop!

fire smokes:

burn high.

 

the modest season is here –

a season revealing a flaw;

a season giving a cause,

a law.

naked trees.

injured branches.

crushed leaves.

ripped roots.

thunder strikes:

act

appreciate

unite!

 

the nutritious season is here –

a season to revive the sun

a season to strive the wind

and shut the gun.

nutmeg.

cloves.

cinnamon.

allspice.

fall’s pure flavors united

to boost souls.

 

fall is fall

for it renders the world.

after every goodbye, it evolves.

after every beginning, it arises anew.

 

fall is here-

for the world

to change!

©Kalida’s Corner

 

Posted in Food

The Taste of Fall

 

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2 cups of unbleached flour, 2 large eggs, 2 cups of sugar, 3/4 cup of unsalted butter
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1 tsp baking soda, ground cinnamon, salt, & nutmeg. 1/2 tsp ground cloves & baking powder
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1 – 1/2 cup of homemade pumpkin puree
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1. Combine the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set them aside. 2. With an electric mixer, beat sugar and butter on a medium speed. 3. Add the eggs. 4. Beat until light and fluffy. 5. Add pumpkin and beat for another minute until soft and juicy. 6. Add the flour and mix on low speed until combined. In 2 greased 8×4 inch loaf pans, evenly pour the batter. Bake for about 55 minutes in a convection oven preheated to 325 °F. ** Optional : you can add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips or Golden Raisin to the batter.
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Voila!  ~The Taste of Fall ~

 

Posted in Food

Halloween Pineapple Coconut Flake

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Cake

2 cups of flour

1 tsp baking soda

2 cups of sugar

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups of crushed pineapple

  • In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda. Then, add the eggs, vanilla extract, and pineapple.
  • Grease a 9×13″ baking pan with butter and pour the cake mixture. Let it bake for about 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • When ready, poke holes in the cake!

Topping

1/2 cup salted butter

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2/3 evaporated milk

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup chopped pecans

1 cup sweetened coconut flakes

  • While waiting for the cake to be fully baked, heat the topping ingredients (butter, sugar, evaporated milk, and vanilla) in a medium sized sauce pan until it reaches a boil. Then, add chopped pecans and coconut flakes. Continue cooking for about 5 minutes on a medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • Pour the cooked topping evenly over the holes of the cake. SLICE and ENJOY !
Posted in Food

Kalida’s Lentil Soup

Kalida’s Ingredients :

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 cup of chopped onions

1/2 cup of chopped celery

1/2 cup of chopped carrots

2 tsp himalayan salt

1 lb organic lentils, washed and rinsed

1 cup of peeled and chopped tomatoes

8 cups of organic vegetable broth

1/2 tsp ground coriander

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/4 tsp cardamom

1 tsp of dried ginger or 1 small dried root ginger

2 small dried bay leaves

1 package of Saltine cracker

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Spices Jars
Kalida’s Spices Jars

Kalida’s Course:

In a 5 qt Dutch oven, place oil and set over medium heat. Once hot, add onions, celery, and salt and cardamom. Stir for about 6 minutes. Add the lentils, tomatoes, broth, bay leaves, coriander, cumin, and ginger, and stir to combine. Increase the heat to high and bring just to a boil.

Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook at a low simmer until the lentils are tender at about 35 minutes.

Serve immediately with a side of Saltine cracker.

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just to a boil

 

 

 

Posted in inspiration, Photography

Bright Trail

“Lead with a genuine heart and leave a bright trail ~ Kalida Corner”

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©Kalida Photography
Posted in Food

Tabouli with Love

Tabouli with Love, just what we needed for a relaxing and family Sunday. My girls got one more week to go of testing, and I’m so proud of how great they are doing and pulling it off! Putting soul and heart in the process …. love tastes LOVE !
☀️Happy Monday !

 

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Yield: 8 people

Ingredients:

  • 8 bunches finely chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 4 chopped firm tomatoes
  • 1 onion or 4 scallions chopped
  • 1 cup extra Virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Pink Himalayan Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pomegranate molasses or de-seeded (optional)
  • Lemon Zest (as desired)

Directions:

  1. Prepare the chopped parsley and mint and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix pomegranate molasses or de-seeded , chopped tomatoes, chopped onions/scallions with lemon juice, and salt.
  3. Add to them the parsley and mint and olive oil and mix, adjusting seasoning by adding more oil and lemon if desired.
  4. Serve cold garnished with romaine lettuce and french fries.

 

 

Posted in life

Light of the Day

🕯My daily ritual before eating, drinking, planning, talking is loving and admiring God’s beauty and grace bestowed upon the world, the light of the day.. of a brand new day ! Thank You, God.

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Light Love to the World 🌎 #gratefulforthelittlethings #kalidascorner #brandnewday#ritualwithlight

 

Posted in life

Meet Kalida

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Fine lines convey the veins of the heart as I hold my pencil and craft a moment with words of grace and light.

Simply, craft your life!

Kalida’s Corner