Honey Mango Lassi

This sounds delicious. Hugs, Barbara

Yummy food made easy

mango lassi

I hear that more mangoes are eaten fresh all over the world, than any other fruit! I was not surprised when I heard that, I love eating mangoes, its most probably my most favourite fruit to eat!  Mangoes are native to Southeast Asia, where it has been growing for the past 4,000 years.  To grow mangoes hot weather is required to product a good crop. Over the years mango groves have spread to many parts of the tropical and sub-tropical world, where the climate allows the mango to grow best.  So Bangladesh produces its own mangoes during the summer season, and in Bengali it’s called ‘aam’.

Most of the mangos sold here in Canada is from Mexico and South America. I made this mango lassi with fresh mangoes, since they were widely available at the grocery store!! These mangoes by themselves taste delicious but when I made this I was…

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Blog of the Year – Second Star

Thank you, Dr Rex for my Second Star for the Blog of the Year 2013.  I always enjoy her blogs and her comments — she is full of information and a possessed of a beautiful heart.

Blog of the Year Award 2 star jpeg

Now, for the instructions to accept nomination:

1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve the Blog of The Year 2013 Award.

2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3. Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them – (please don’t alter the instructions or the badges!)

4. Come over and say hello to the originator of the Blog Of The Year 2013 Award via this link: http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/blog-awards-2-/blog-of-the-year-2013-award/

5. You can now also join the Blog Of The Year Award Facebook Page.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlogoftheYear

6. And as a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with this award – and proudly display the award on your blog – and start collecting stars!

 This is a VERY prestigious Award! There are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ’1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star! There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

My Nominees:

  1. Traces of the Soul
  2. Eurobrat
  3. Dr. Rex
  4. Moorbey
  5. ShareChair
  6. Viva Violet
  7. Wordifull Melanie
  8. Ted
  9. RoSy
  10. Deodatta Shenai-Khatkhate

We are Lights

Being a light

Being a light


Sometimes we are a light, this is what we strive for. Sometimes we say or do the wrong thing. Sometimes we don’t understand. Sometimes we try to fix something we said or did and there is forever damaged. But we always are a light. And we shine. Thank you to my WordPress family for shining in my life and the lives of millions of others in this world. We are all creative and temperamental artists and may that be the source…our inner source of light in a world which works hard to put out lights. May ours never go out and indeed shine well after we are gone.

Fifty Years Ago Today

President John F. Kennedy believed in Peace and felt we could end war. Our problems, he believed were created by us and therefore could be solved by us. I still agree. This is hard for Americans my age to talk about. I believe we never stopped wondering what if… What if he had lived? We will never know. But that magic bullet changed America in such a way that we can but wonder what would America be today. A gentler, strong, country with much less racism and more belief in peace. JFK said in a speech that the world’s problems were man made and therefore could be rectified by man. Kennedy also believed in helping your country. Which in my mind means helping each other. Caring about others. ” Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.”



At the time of the assassination of President Lincoln at the Ford Theater in Washington. I oft wonder what would have happened if he had lived and could have steered the country through  Reconstruction after the Civil War. I believe it would have changed many things. He would have stopped the Klu Klux Klan and the new free men and women would have been educated. The south would have not been punished in the way that happened. Is this relevant? Yes, it is.



Greeting the people

Greeting the people


secret service agent tries to cover the president's body

The secret service agent tries to cover the president’s body

Johnson taking oath of office on Air Force One

Johnson taking oath of office on Air Force One


Lee Harvey Oswald killed by Jack Ruby

Lee Harvey Oswald killed by Jack Ruby

people coming to see Kennedy lying in State

people coming to see Kennedy lying in State

Jackie and Carolyn kneeling at the coffin

Jackie and Carolyn kneeling at the coffin

Jackie at funeral

Jackie at funeral

Jackie with Carolyn and John Jr.

Jackie with Carolyn and John Jr.

Jon Jon saluting his father as the coffin passes. One of the most famous picture in America

Jon Jon salutes his father as the coffin passes. One of the most famous picture in Ameria

In Dallas, Jackie wore a pink Chanel suit. Many tried to get her to change clothes on Air Force One and after landing in Washington. She replied, that she was not going to change because
she wanted them to see what they had done.” The suit is preserved in the National Archives.
May there be another Kennedy to rise up and take over where JFK was stopped.

Morning run… A poem

This is a moving poem. Blessings, Barbara

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The still water reflecting the early morning sun

birds singing sweetly, squirrels having fun

the breeze gently blowing

a dog on a run

He sniffs then pauses

Scratches with his paws

I never could imagine what was the cause

I suppose it is his nature the natural law

I watch in wonder as he runs away

What wonders he will see, with what will he play

As he takes his run by the lake

This sunny, still, light breeze kind of day

Thank you for allowing me to share a thought or two.. A change from my usual unusual. I hope we can all share a smile and share some love making our world a better place for all we share it with.  🙂

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Something to think about ….

I speak the international language. I can understand all of its forms. It is a language which touched the soul before the mind. Music is the language almost every human being understands.

It Is What It Is


Every life …. human, animal, microscopic. It’s all a connected chain.

Unavoidable …..

Higher Ground | Playing For Change

Uploaded on Sep 6, 2011

“Higher Ground” is a song that speaks of the perseverance it takes to reach the higher consciousness. Let’s all keep trying together, one heart and one song at a time, until we all reach the Higher Ground.

Follow the link below to purchase the new album and support Playing For Change by telling all your friends and family to join the movement at http://playingforchange.com.

We ALL are ONE!!


We ALL are connected to the UNIVERSE!! 

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