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Book Review

A fellow blogger that crossed my path a while ago has published a book.  It is full of truth and pain and her reality.  Her memoir.

I purchased this book through amazon.com for my kindle.  I couldn’t put it down until I finished it.  But I had to.  I tend to feel the pain as I read and needed short breaks.  That is a GOOD thing.  Why?  Because we all have come from dysfunctional backgrounds.  But some faced harder things than we may have.  Or perhaps I should say different things in our past.

I never went hungry or was physically abused.  I had more of the verbal attacks and great loss and left to myself to heal.

As I read through Mary’s book, Running in Heels, I thought of people I have met over the years who had to endure great pain.  Is it fair – no.  But the way our God had his hand on her (and you, dear readers) through all the pain is fantastic.

This book is a great read for anyone.  For your heart – yes.  And for others you know  and those you will meet, it will be of great help.  A must read.

We all need to know that someone else has gone through what we are facing or have faced.  We all need to know that God was with us and is and will see us through.  Life is not easy, for anyone.  But it can be redeemed and turned around.

Thank you Mary for writing your memoir.

http://maryaperez.com/running-in-heels-a-memoir-of-grit-and-grace-2/

Running in Heels

check out her blog here                                                    heelshbk13

cate b

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I Can Have My Cake and Eat It Too!

I have always had a love for marble cake.  It could be that my early birthday parties always seemed to have a marble cake with butter cream frosting made by mom!  Great combination and so good.

Well, a blogger I follow posted a Marble Cake the other day – check hers out: http://bakewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2013/10/06/chocolate-orange-marble-cake/

This cake drew me in rapidly.  BUT I am in the USA, born and bred, and except for a teeny tiny learning experience with metric – I do not know metric.  Several years ago the US wanted to change to metric.  I balked at that idea but was willing to learn.  Then, as usual, they said we will not.  OK.  Got out of that one.  But now I keep seeing these wonderful blogs with fantastic temptations and I want to make them.  That’s where google comes in.  So I converted the grams to ounces and OH MY!  What a fantastic cake!

I clicked on her link to the BBC site with the original recipe: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2988682/chocolate-orange-marble-cake

Here are the measurements I used:

Oven heated to 325 – I guessed that one.  gas 4???????

1 cup butter (I used unsalted)

1 cup pure cane granulated sugar

1 cup Self rising Flour

The rest is in tablespoons (thank goodness)

And for the last part of the melted chocolate and orange I used a blop of Nutella with a dribble of orange juice mixed in and put in microwave briefly so I could drizzle it.

Fresh out of the oven

Fresh out of the oven

Add the Nutella!!!

Add the Nutella!!!

The finest marble!

The finest marble!

 

TRY IT!  It is heavenly and I cannot stop eating it……..my birthday is Friday so I think I can justify the piggy-ness of devouring this cake.

Enjoy!

cate b