Banana Traybake – Gluten Free


Terry:

gluten-free friendly recipe

Originally posted on Cooking Up The Pantry:

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This is a super easy recipe that makes a yummy moist gluten free cake.

Lovely as a cake it also goes really really well with custard as a pudding and to be honest, most folk don’t even realise its gluten free!

I use a roasting tin to make this as you need the deeper sides, even as a gluten free cake it rises really well, much to my delight because I’ve made some shockers over the years!

Makes 16-20 pieces.

Ingredients

6 large bananas

300g caster sugar

4 eggs

200g butter, melted

150g rice flour

100g tapioca/arrowroot flour

150g coconut flour

50g buckwheat flour

3 tablespoons gluten free baking powder

90mls milk

100g Demerara/ raw sugar

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Method

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Centigrade.

Grease and line a 30x23cm roasting tin with baking parchment.

Process the bananas and sugar, add the eggs and process again.

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I Know You Have the Answers


May I ask you some questions? I am stressed today and I just feel the mood to get into some good conversations. So here are the questions I have wondered about.

1. Why do bats sleep hanging upside down?

2. Why is it about Christmas that brings out the smiles in most people? B. What would it take to get those smiles all year-long?

3. Why is it that babies have been born for centuries, and yet year after year, doctor’s make up new ways to raise them from birth to year one?

4. Why is it when we start thinking of something too much, we make it happen? Example, we start thinking about our car, and how good it has been and how lucky we are to not have major problems, and then boom, it needs mechanical repairs.

5. Why is it when one thing goes wrong in our day, things go wrong the entire day?

6. Why is it that snakes and spiders scare the crap out of us?

Alrighty then, questions are asked; now let’s see your answers.

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The Gospel – The Power of God!


Terry:

very good

Originally posted on chrisaomministries:

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Dear Friend,

God loves you, and there are five things God wants you know about Him, andI feel impressed by Him to tell you what they are.

1. Jesus was born. Babies are born every day, but Jesus is different, because although Mary is His earthly mother, God is His heavenly Father. That makes Him different than any other person that has ever walked the earth. Think of it this way, the egg inside of Mary was human, the sperm divine. Theologians call this Immaculate Conception, but to most of us it is the Christmas story. God became a man in the form of Jesus Christ, Emanuel, God with us. God came to earth and joined humanity, like each of us, as a meek helpless baby. Jesus is not merely the son of God, but God the Son, the second person of the Trinity.

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KICKING UP STONES


KICKING UP STONES

Walking the road

Kicking up stones

Mind wandering

No place I know

Skies wide open

Doors seem to shut

Looking out yonder

Feel lost for most part

Must be a place

Where I can feel used

Place a smile on my face

A twinkle in my eye

A purpose in life

Still wandering this road

Kicking up stones

No answer I find

No feelings for sure

Drifting through life

Hours ticking by

Kicking up stones.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd

Terry’s Thoughts in Poetry (Facebook Page)

11.04.2014

 

 

 

 

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three states with death with dignity laws


Terry:

very informative information

Originally posted on the dr. says:

The Dr. Saysi am going to share the laws that i looked up on the internet a few days ago..  with the news of the young woman who has moved to oregon in order to qualify for the death with dignity law my curiosity was peaked.  off and on for the past few months i have begun to wonder just how difficult it would be for me to qualify without actually up-rooting everything.

one of the biggest arguments against death with dignity laws seems to be that people who are depressed or chronically ill and just want to end the suffering will be able to use this law.  in reality the law is very strict and there are only a couple of doctors who may handle all the paperwork involved.  there are forms that the drs. must file along with gathering information from a persons primary care doctor.  in addition the person…

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Bonded Memories


Please don’t hit me mommy

Daddy make her stop

Hey, shut-up and take it like a man

You did the deed, you pay the price

I could hear the screaming from my own house

Tears started rolling down my cheeks

As I remembered back to the days of my own youth

Where punishments could have been handled

Without the stings of the belt

The burns of my dad’s cigars

Mommy’s slaps across the face

As I came back to reality

I heard the pleas of please stop

I made my feet move

Walking towards my phone

I dialed 911

I explained what I heard

I hung the phone up

Placed my keys in the door

Walked to their front porch

Beat on the door with my fists

The door opened brisk

Cursing me to leave right away

The little one peeked from the side

I held my arms out

He raced towards me with tears

The same tears we both shared

Risking being shot at or hit

I raced back to my home

Tearing open the front door

Locking dead bolts and more

I prayed for the almighty God

To save this child for my sake

To take all the guilt I had born

To wipe the memories away

To give the child and myself

A new life with new eyes to see

Then the sounds of the sirens came near

I heard the screams  of put your hands behind you

I peeked out my window

As the dirt and the mud washed away

I turned towards the little fellow

And he buried his cheeks in my bosom

We shared tears for the past and tomorrow

Written by,

Terry Shepherd

10.29.2014

 

 

 

 

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Signs of the End of the World


Terry:

excellent reading

Originally posted on SettledInHeaven.org Blog:

The Lord, by His grace not only tells us He is coming again but He also gives us signs that will tell us His coming is getting closer.  Lets take a look at Matthew 24: and see what are some of the indications that His coming and the end of this world as we know it.

THE SCRIPTURES:

Matt 24:1-51 (KJV)

THE STUDY:

In the above passages, we find the Lord giving us several  “signs” or marks of His second coming and end of the age in which we are now living…

Matt 24

 

1) And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to [him] for to shew him the buildings of the temple. 2) And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another…

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60 minutes and death with dignity


Terry:

food for thought

Originally posted on the dr. says:

once again a mainstream program, 60 minutes, has approached the subject of death with dignity all too briefly.

the following is a brief conversation between the reporter anderson cooper and barbera mancini. the conversation started with the discussion about brittany maynard, a young woman with a brain tumor that moved to oregon in order to end her life with dignity:

A young woman with brain cancer named Brittany Maynard made news recently when she spoke about her decision to end her life rather than succumb to the last ravages of her disease. Maynard moved to Oregon because it has a law that enables terminally ill people to obtain a lethal dose of barbiturates.

Whether doctors and caregivers should be allowed to help someone like Maynard hasten her own death is the subject of a long-running, state-by-state battle. Our story tonight is about a woman who was prosecuted for allegedly helping…

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The Green Thing!


Terry:

some humor among the truth

Originally posted on MKG- Memories-Keepsakes-Gifts:

I received this on Facebook…

Such a true statement coming from the older generation…

Oh, no!… that’s me!…

lived this!
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Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.<br /><br />
The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days." The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."<br /><br />
She was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day.<br /><br />
Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were truly recycled. But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.<br /><br />
Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our schoolbooks.<br /><br />
This was to ensure that public property, (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribbling's. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags. But too bad we didn't do the green thing back then.<br /><br />
We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was<br /><br />
right. We didn't have the green thing in our day.<br /><br />
Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throwaway kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right; we didn't have the<br /><br />
green thing back in our day.<br /><br />
Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana.<br /><br />
In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us.<br /><br />
When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap.<br /><br />
Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that<br /><br />
operate on electricity. But she's right; we didn't have the green thing back then.<br /><br />
We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of<br /><br />
buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn't have the green thing back then.<br /><br />
Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a<br /><br />
computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.<br /><br />
But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?<br /><br />
Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smart-ass young person.

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Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment.
The woman apologized and explained, “We didn’t have this green thing back in my earlier days.” The young clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations.”
She was right — our generation didn’t have the green thing in its day.
Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were truly recycled. But we didn’t…

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