Yogurt Squares Variations with Fresh Fruits

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I came up with my yogurt squares recipe almost four years ago (original post can be found HERE), and since then it became one of my favorite go-to recipes.
Created as a lighter alternative for cheese cake, it is made with yogurt and cornstarch as the main ingredients, making it also gluten free. It is very easy to prepare and makes for a great dessert anytime.
Over time, I’ve made quite a few variations of the original recipe, using other dried fruits instead of the dried apricots, and different nuts instead of the pistachios on top.
Lately, I’ve decided to experiment with using fresh fruits instead of the dried ones. The fresh fruits worked so well with the yogurt, that it got me motivated to try more combinations. The result was the light summery, juicy dessert I was looking for: tangy, refreshing and not overly sweet. The following photos…

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“I Worried” by Mary Oliver

“I Worried”

I worried a lot. Will the garden grow, will the rivers
flow in the right direction, will the earth turn
as it was taught, and if not how shall
I correct it?

Was I right, was I wrong, will I be forgiven,
can I do better?

Will I ever be able to sing, even the sparrows
can do it and I am, well,
hopeless.

Is my eyesight fading or am I just imagining it,
am I going to get rheumatism,
lockjaw, dementia?

Finally I saw that worrying had come to nothing.
And gave it up. And took my old body
and went out into the morning,
and sang.”

― Mary Oliver

My Drawings..

I used to draw when I was young. After my teen years I stopped drawing. I was much better at it back then. I have started to draw again for my positive psychology class project but I hope to continue drawing  long after class is over. Here are the first two drawings.

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I finished another drawing of a Native American Woman. Someone on the web had said she was Iroquois but then I saw another name her as a Lakota woman. I am thinking Spokane because I looked up some photos and a couple of the women had almost the same designed jewelry. (beaded). I need to do more research. I copied a real photo of this women, not anyone’s drawing. 🙂

Here it is and I tried to imagine what she was like.. what kind of life she had as I was drawing her.

Native American Woman

 

 

This is a plant called Anthurium. My son and daughter-in-law gave me this beautiful plant and I wanted to draw it.

Anthurium

I have been practicing different shading techniques and I think it has made a difference. Still so much to learn!

I have been trying to practice drawing faces lately, here are two of them..

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Looking forward to more sketching and drawing!