Logi: From Cape Verde to Bed Stuy
"People can't give you what they don't have. You have to pay attention, be flexible and make adjustments if you want to get along with so many different people in your life."
"You have to take control of what you give attention and to what you disregard. Like when people criticize you, respect their differences and ignore the rest. Don't let conflict consume you."
"I've always had a large capacity to understand other people's differences. I never criticize. Just observe and learn."
Jig (on the left) was my mother-in-law. She was a school teacher who taught me English and about life.
Mary was my oldest friend. More than 40 years ago, we drove from New York to Florida, a memory I replay often.
A family recipe for Banana Bread with years of love baked in.
Spotted at the grocery store: ripe bananas perfect for banana bread!
We made two loaves so we doubled the recipe. First, mixing eggs with milk.
Mmmmmmelting butter... mmmmmmm
Added sugar to the bananas.
Poured the melted butter into the bowl of sugared bananas.
Prepared the mixer!
Added the milk & eggs to the buttered & sugared bananas.
Leveled off the flour.
Checked that the mixer was still mixing.
Added baking powder and baking soda.
Sifted the flour with the baking powder and baking soda.
Sifted and mixed.
Added vanilla to the mixer.
Mixed in the vanilla before the next step.
Slowly added the flour/baking soda/baking powder mix.
Found the baking pans.
Buttered the sides of the baking pans over a hot stove.
Buttered pans, ready and waiting.
Found the raisins and walnuts.
Measured the walnuts.
The walnuts looked so good.
Chopped the walnuts by hand.
Separated the raisins.
Stopped the mixer (did NOT lick the whisk).
Poured half the batter into one pan.
Poured the other half into the other pan.
Poured the chopped walnuts into one pan.
Mixed the batter for even distribution of chopped walnuts.
Poured the raisins into the other pan.
Mixed the batter for even distribution of raisins.
Popped into oven and....
Served with love.
Curated by Onjena Yo
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