Let there be a Light in Every Soul that seeks, with intelligence and responsibility, Goodness in this World.
I am going to address the issue most weighted on my heart. I cannot get the images and the information of the past few weeks out of my head. The atrocities to humankind have gutted me. The terrorism fueled by hatred and ignorance has slaughtered more souls throughout time than anything I can comprehend. I am one woman, one mother and one friend to many good people from all kinds of backgrounds and cultures in this world. This is not the world I contribute to everyday. Yet, it is the world in which my Light Shines.
Now is the Time for Peace ☮️
I can look to the night sky and glimpse HEAVEN.
✨I pray for the Souls of all Humanity✨
✨I pray for all the Children to be returned to their families.✨
Often times, our first thoughts and impressions are nowhere near the potential or the reality of something (or someone) that has captured our attention. Awareness and acceptance of this premise creates room for the emotional entanglement to develop intelligent focus and therefore, allows an appropriate response to manifest. This path leads to falling in love with learning, reasoning, critically thinking and living authentically. I do wonder how many people get to this place?
A few of my friends have attempted conversations with me about the events of the world around us. I am almost at a loss for words when it comes to my response to these messages. It is not like me to have no words. Yet, the words currently stay stuck in my throat.
I have been purposely focused on my work. While creating beautiful combinations of handbags, straps and interchangeable leather handles, I have been using the power of my imagination to see and believe in a better future. Pouring my attention, energy and focus into this direction has kept me positive.
This is the Guardian Gargoyle Tapestry Handbag. It is shown with the newest edition Nocturnal Roses 🌹 Crossbody Strap and the Coal Black Leather Handle (which is interchangeable with the resin bamboo handle that comes with all La Zingara Handbags).
This handbag has become, without a doubt, the quintessential statement piece of La Zingara Designs. No matter who is wearing it, no matter how many different ways it gets styled, it always elevates into something more. It embraces the journey of each individual who wears it. Just like us, no two are exactly the same.
With the cooler Autumn temperatures approaching, I have been in the mood for warm and savory food. The other night, I made a Yankee Pot Roast with Popovers. I started the pot roast out on the stovetop and finished it in the oven. It turned out really well!
It was the POPOVERS that stole the show!
Popovers couldn’t be simpler to make. You will need a blender and a nonstick popover pan (or a heavy nonstick muffin pan that accommodates 6 large muffins)
- 4 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk, room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour, spooned and leveled (my favorite brand is King Arthur)
- 3 tablespoons melted butter, cooled slightly
- 1 tablespoon melted butter or shortening to brush in the popover pan before baking.
- Using a blender, combine eggs, milk and salt. Pulse to quickly combine. Add flour and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides of the blender. Add the melted butter and blend until frothy. Allow to rest.
- Preheat the oven to 450F and position rack in the bottom third of the oven. Add additional rack to highest position.
- Place a 6 well popover pan on a baking sheet. Brush each well with a little melted butter or shortening.
- Give the batter a gentle stir with a wooden spoon. Pour batter evenly (almost to the top) into the prepared wells of popover pan.
- Bake the popovers for 20 minutes without opening the oven door. You don’t want the popovers to deflate! Reduce the temperature to 350F continuously keeping the oven door closed. Bake for an additional 15 minutes until the popovers have risen substantially and “popped” over the rims of the pan. They will start to turn a beautiful deep golden brown.
- Check on them by turning the oven light on, without opening the door, to ensure they are not getting too brown. If so, quickly place an additional baking sheet on the top rack to deflect the heat away from the tops of the popovers.
- Remove the popovers from the oven and pierce them with a small sharp knife to allow the steam to escape. This helps to prevent them from sagging with sogginess.
- Slip them out of the pan and serve immediately with butter.
Popovers are excellent the next morning warmed up and drizzled with melted butter and maple syrup.✨🍂🍁🍂✨
I am going to leave you with some beautiful images of
La Zingara Collections
As always, I wish you Peace, Love and Light.