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...belinda backwards...
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Current Residence: Yakima, WA
Favourite genre of music: classical, jazz, rock, latin
Favourite style of art: Impressionistic
Hobbies (other than art): piano, biking, backpacking, archery, gardening, cooking

Personal Quote: You were created with your unique gifts for the sole purpose of nudging the human race one millimeter further along its path back to God. ~ S. Pressfield, "The War of Art"


Mulberry Galette Recipe by adnileb
Mulberry Galette Recipe
Most people know about mulberries from the leaves you feed to silkworms or from nursery rhymes. They also make delicious berries that are high in Vitamin C and fiber. Their texture is similar to figs if that helps you with additional recipes to use them. I found these mulberries while biking at a nearby park! For more info about mulberries: look here

Now for the recipe below!



    • 1/3 cup butter, vegetable shortening, or margarine
    • 1 cup packed brown sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon orange zest (optional)
    • 1 pinch salt
    • splash of milk


    • 2 cups pf mashed mulberries (or any fruit mix that not too watery)
    • 3 tablespoons lemon juice (or any citrus juice that you like)
    • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar (I would do it to taste)
    • + water if needed to get the consistency right (think pie filling consistency)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together shortening, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla until creamy.
  3. Add all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, orange peel and salt, beating until blended (might be crumbly).
  4. Add splashes of milk until the dough comes together (usually takes no more than 1-2 tbs)
  5. Refrigerate dough 30 min - 1 hr.
  6. Also put a spare baking sheet in the freezer.
  7. Prepare fig filling and set aside.
  8. Cut the dough into about 12 even-sized balls.
  9. On a floured surface, roll dough ball out until 1/4 inch thick (if the dough is too soft/sticky, place the baking sheet from the freezer on top of the rolled dough for 15-30 seconds to cool it back down so it's easier to manage).
  10. Spoon the filling in the middle of the flattened dough leaving a 1/4-1/2 inch border of dough.
  11. Gently fold the pastry on the edge over the fruit, pleating to hold it in place.
  12. (optional) Brush crust with 1 beaten egg if you want a more golden crust.
  13. Bake for 12-15 minutes until the crust is golden; filling may be bubbling.
  14. Cool on rack for 15-20 minutes for the crust to firm up before devouring.
Pine Tree Origami by adnileb
Pine Tree Origami
Getting into the mood for late autumn turning to winter, I found this amazing origami diagram for pinecones. It looks fairly accurate although it can take up to 30 minutes to finish. I also made some pine needles to accompany it.

Link for pine cone origami diagram:…
There are some youtube videos as well since some of the steps are a bit confusing.

Also if there is any questions to how to make the pine needles, let me know...I made them up.
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np...thx for the fave!
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