Writing 101 – Day Thirteen


I’ve just closed my eyes for a second and thought of something I found…

Today’s assignment: ‘Serially found’ –  Today’s Prompt: write about finding something.

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” A table for two “

It was late in the evening and I was just happy that we’ve all made it…we were together, feeling happy, enjoying the music and silly jokes.

One of my colleague brought some of her friends along…more the merrier.

“ I always like to meet new people “, thought that crossed my mind.

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…and here he was!

I don’t seem to remember the moment I saw him for the first time, but I can still feel his arms around me when he asked me to dance.

Do you know that feeling when everything seems to be in the right place?…it’s like the whole Universe smiles down on you while holding your hand…guiding you towards the unknown and you don’t seem to mind, because you know deep inside, that is the road you should be on…

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Love it’s a strange thing… people talk about love at first sight, that uncontrollable feeling of desiring someone with your heart and body…like an every day thing; it’s really not!

People connect with one another on a deeper level…that first look it’s like an invisible bridge we build in seconds hoping that what’s on the other side it’s mainly a reflection of our own soul…yes, because finding love it’s like discovering the other half of your soul, the part that we’ve been missing and need to have in order to be truly happy.

I want to talk about love at first story, because that is one of the reasons I fell in love and found what’s on the other side of that bridge…a part of me I didn’t know I was missing.

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We’ve sat down and started talking…and out of nowhere I found myself listening to a story from his childhood…a story that made me want to go back in time and just hug that sweet boy…

I smiled and thought about the last time I felt close to anyone…couldn’t remember!

It took another week until I saw him again…we thought to go back where we first met:)

We were already celebrating the past…that magic that brought us together in the same place at the right time.

But this time, it was ‘table for two’…a bottle of wine and loads of laughter.

I still remember the first kiss…the first beat of my heart when I knew I found love…

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Picture, courtesy of The Daily Post, Writing 101

Note from the author:

We all find things we are looking for in many different ways…but we always find the one thing we need in only one way…being open to the unknown, believing that what is ours, is put aside somewhere and is waiting for the right time to be discovered.

‘Golden dessert’


I always wanted to try out polenta cake…for a while I was hunting down the right recipe, normally what I end up baking is a combination of many recipes with a final twist of my own:)))

Now “Polenta Cake is a simple one”…you may say…yes it is, but it needs that something something to make it unforgettable!

So after looking and trying and tasting…here is the result of many recipes tried with a twist:)…armagnac!

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Ingredients: 200 g unsalted butter,  200 g caster sugar,  3 medium eggs, 200 g ground almond powder, vanilla essence, 100 g polenta,  zest of 2 oranges or lemon, 1 tsp baking powder.   For the syrup:  150 ml squeezed orange juice or lemon juice, 75 g caster sugar, 2 tbs armagnac.

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Method: Mix the sugar, vanilla essence and the eggs until fluffy, make sure you take out the butter from the fridge at least 15 minutes before you use it, cut it in small pieces and add it one by one to the mixture and beat until creamy.

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In a bowl combine the polenta, ground almond and the orange/lemon zest ( I’ve used orange ), then add them slowly to the cake mix.

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Grease the tin with butter and pour in the mixture.

Place it into the oven, which was preheated to 160 C and bake for about 40 minutes until it becomes light brown and it starts to come away from the sides of the tin.

Take out the cake from the oven, handle with care as this cake it’s very fragile, I’ve almost broke it in about five pieces:))))))

While the cake is baking you can make the orange syrup.

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Put the orange or lemon juice with the sugar and the armagnac under low heat, simmer for about 10 minutes until it thickens. Place aside to cool.

After about 10 minutes out from the oven, the cake it’s ready to be brushed with the syrup, leave a little bit to use when serving, it’s just delicious!!!

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I’ve read about so many ways of serving polenta cake ( whipped cream, mascarpone cream ), but the one I’ve found the tastier was greek yogurt and a few drops of syrup.

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Hope you enjoy baking this and even more sharing it with your loved ones:)

Happy baking!