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“chop suey” blog 5.22.16

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PL Principle # 3  I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things

Namaste       –       Oyashikiri

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broken pieces of a whole

once full and promising

now all that’s left

are shards of empty memories

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Native Renaissance ll

Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Deseronto, Ontario

Spent a wonderful time exploring the inside of this shop.  Original sculptures, collectibles, jewelry along with music from award winning Thomas B. Maracle.  We were passing through and I didn’t get the time I needed to see everything I wanted to see.  I Understand there is also a recording studio there that I would have liked to explore, and obviously to hear music that has been produced there.  http://www.nativerenaissance.com/

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What I did find there, was this wonderful painting that had been done, used for advertising (guessing)  and then left to linger in the elements, I so wanted to rescue it.. but left it for someone else to enjoy and discover.  Instead I took a picture.

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Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.  I looked and saw “beauty”… someone else may see nothing at all, but the little otter, swimming along with his friends, the giant turtle and the pesky beaver (?) , left me wanting to know more about their journey, and the man who painted them.

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A journey without an ending?   We will never know.  If you travel that way, say hello.


2 new places you might like to check out if you are out and about…

Asian Buffet and Mongolian Grill

175 Market St. Potsdam, NY 13676  USA

Panda Garden (Chinese,Japanese,Canadian)

All you can eat buffet,  1036 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario  Canada

chop suey = a bit of this and a bit of that

baked egg roll/spring roll

 

 

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Baked egg rolls using spring roll skins.  Why because we couldn’t find egg roll skins

lean beef – 1  lb

napa greens cut into thin slices ( use cabbage if you prefer)

yellow or white onion also cut into thin slices

garlic to taste

I used two types, minced and the garlic leek stems

season with garlic and black bean sauce to taste

I used steamed broccoli because I had it, and I like the extra greens.

if you like spice, you can add  sriracha

simmer till cooked

drain well, set aside to cool

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roll and lay out on a lightly greased pan

bake @ 350, check it to ensure they don’t brown too quickly

a slow bake makes them crunchy ( approx. 20 min.)

I did turn them once, then put them back in for another 5 minutes

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not eaten with a sweet sauce

prefer ginger and soya

sriracha mayo is good too

keep it light and enjoy

PL Precept #1    Life is Art

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Chop Suey day

 

 

“Chop Suey” is a catch-all,  means a little of everything.  today was a chop suey day.  I started this post with a couple of videos that had me watching them with great attention, although I can’t even tell you why.  They appeared on my screen and, hey… I watched.  since I never follow a recipe, I’m not sure, why I was so mesmerized.. however, you gotta know..I’ll be eating shrimp in the near future.

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Wow a tree with branches.  this was another of my “oh ” moments… the clear sky through the branches had me aiming up into the sky, there was a bird singing, and I was captivated by the song. You will note there is no bird in the tree.

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Here is another of my “OH” moments, I saw the shadows and had to capture them, I parked and walked towards them, like I was being called by a voice I couldn’t ignore.  They really caught my attention, the sun was over head in such a way, that the shadows reached out towards me.

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So absorbed was I, that I had no idea that I had my friends waiting for me in the church wondering where I had gone, and what was I doing.  So much so, that sweet Yumi (new to Canada from Japan, by way of Argentina) had come out in what had to be COLD for her, in only a sweater thrown over her shoulders.  Her main language being Japanese, she smiled politely when I explained that I was enthralled by the shadows. she is so precious, I just love her.  In a short time, she and her family have become such dear friends.  Temperature was just around freezing today.

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What is it that captivates, and captures our thoughts and imaginations, why is it that what is ordinary to some is so magical to someone else.  Today I was for sure, in a zone … tha was mine alone. Yes I interacted and enjoyed conversations with friends and acquaintances I met along the way.  But part of me was wanting to gather tools for my visual expressions.  At the second to last place I stopped at, before heading for the grocery store and the supper ingredients, I walked around a corner and came to face with this picture.

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Oyyyy hello….  I didn’t want to bring it home, but I did want to include it in my day.  This one was unframed,  Next to it, in a beautiful hardwood frame with a gallery light on it, was this picture, side by side they were.  Perfect.

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So different, yet part of the one.  I had a good day, it was what I call a chop suey day.  How was yours?  I hope you had a productive and happy day.  I am off to stir fry some shrimps… =^_^= did you guess already…

Namaste       –        Oyashikiri

I will stir fry them in garlic and black bean sauce..

shell them and eat them like popcorn at my leisure.

 

transformation

Wu Guanzhong, Chinese 1919 2010

Transformation of the world, comes about in the quiet of your mind.

serenity of the soul, and ONENESS with God/Tao

Jet Li  Wushu Master

Namaste     –     Oyashikiri

Chinese ink Wu Guanzhong, 1919-2010

Jet Li, Wushu Master

Kokeshi

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I am small, I am mighty

I am cute, and I shine brightly

carry me around

my size is round 

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I smile and sometimes nod

always positive of course

for I was made with  love

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my style, is ageless

I am a Kokeshi doll

my goal is to bring  joy to one and all

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sometimes I come in pairs

like you I like to share

if you’ve enjoyed my visit

please, pass me on

so my smiles and well wishes can be shared.

Namaste   –   Oyashikiri

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nb** there are many styles of Kokeshi dolls, you can spend endless hours researching and looking them up.  They have been around for years and years.   I’m not sure which I prefer most, the vintage, antique ones, or the more modern,   Enjoy.

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