‘The Butterfly Effect’ Symbol


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Symbol.”

Butterfly Effect
Butterfly Effect

The butterfly effect

The scientific theory that a single occurrence, no matter how small, can change the course of the universe forever.

The theory that everything that happens must happen; that you can’t save one thing without destroying something else. Coming from the idea of a butterfly caught in a spider’s web. You can’t save the butterfly without killing the spider (through violence or starvation).

Theory that everything matters. That even the flutter of a butterfly’s wings can cause a hurricane on the other side of the world. If you change even the smallest of life’s details, you completely change its outcome.

The butterfly is a symbol of beauty but more than that, for me it encapsulates the existence of the ripple effect.

Someone once told me that every good deed creates a ripple effect and I truly believe that:)

Our world is full of endless unknowns but one thing I am sure off is that ‘good creates great’, that giving enables others to gift even more…that a smile can sometimes dry out tears and even if we feel lonely, we are never alone:)

The butterfly…what does it mean to you?


I am also posting for Lucile’s Photo 101 Rehab…a place of constant greatness.

I took a short break from the Clinic as I am working on Camera Lucida Link, a great opportunity for anyone who loves photography to expose their work in a weekly photo challenge:)

First week’s theme is Enchanted

Curious?

Eager to embark onto a new adventure?

Come and join the Camera Lucida Link and share your amazing photography snapshots…click here!

Your Camera Lucida Host,

Julia

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‘Chocolate seduction’


Welcome back to Julia’s Kitchen Corner:)

This week I want to share with you my love for chocolate…I am planning to tease you…caress you…and indulge you with my guilty pleasure!

Chocolate Swiss Roll
Chocolate Swiss Roll

Ingredients: 75 g self raising flour, 50 g cocoa powder, 1tsp baking powder, 5 medium eggs, 100 g caster sugar, 2tsp vanilla sugar.

Filling: 200 g cream cheese, 200 ml double cream, sugar to sweeten, handful of strawberries.

Cover with chocolate ganache: 100 g melted dark chocolate, 100 ml double cream, 1tsp irish cream.

Method: Preheat oven.

Beat the eggs and caster sugar until thick; fold in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder with a wooden spoon, do not mix it too much:) Bake for maximum 10 minutes. I had to take it out after 8 minutes.

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Cool the sponge for 5 minutes, turn it out onto a piece of baking parchment and dust with caster sugar.

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For the filling, use a hand mixer to beat the cheese cream and the double cream until it turns fluffy, add the sugar at the end. Spread it and add the strawberry.

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Very gently fold the sponge into a roll. Don’t worry if it breaks slightly, the chocolate ganache will cover all the imperfections.

Chocolate roll

For the ganache, melt the chocolate adding the double cream slowly with the irish cream; use again a hand mixer to obtain a smooth and thick chocolate cream. Spread the ganache with a spatula , when finished dust with icing sugar and cocoa powder.

Swiss roll

Serve as suggested or prepare a light strawberry sauce:)

Enjoy my sweet chocolate temptation!

Your Chocolate Addict:)

Julia

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