Sunflowers, a painting in progress

This picture was taken of one of the stages of painting sunflowers by Pauline Harris 2012.

Angelic Muse

In the 1990s, I made this angel from paper scraps and cotton with some additional ink work.  After completion, it was photographed and put into the computer and worked on the display for my tribute to angels website on geocities.

 

 

Glorified Rice

Glorified Rice

as made by Grandma Bette Harris

 

1 8 3/4 oz can crushed pineapple

1 ripe banana, sliced

2/3 cup rice

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp lemon juice

1 1/2 cups minature marshmellows

1 cup whipping cream

2 Tblsp maraschino cherries, halved

 

Drain pineapple, reserving syrup.  In a saucepan combine uncooked rice with 2/3 cup water plus the reserved pineapple juice and salt.  Stir to moisten rice.  Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 5 minutes.  Let cool and add pineapple and lemon juice.  Stir in marshmellows and bananas.  Whip cream.  Fold in cream and cherries.  Chill and serve.

 

Another version

version I have learned to make from my mum

 

1 large can crushed pineapple, drained

1 cup cooked rice

1 1/2 cups minature marshmellows

1 small jar of maraschino cherries, halved and drained

1 regular sized container cool whip

1/2 bag of shredded coconut, optional

 

In a bowl mix all the ingredients together…chill…serve.

Polly’s Yams

Polly’s Sweet Yams

By Pauline Harris

 

For Large Family or Get-togethers:

Ingredients:

6 to 8 large fresh yams

½ lb. miniature marshmallows

up to 1 jar of marshmallow cream

1 tbsp pumpkin seasoning

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup brown sugar

½ cup (1 stick) unsalted-sweetened butter, melted

 

Preheat oven at 350 degrees.

On stove boil water in half filled pan(s) at medium to medium-high temperature.  While water is getting hot, chop yams into roughly evenly chunks of 2 inches.  Put yam chunks into heated water.   Leave yams in till tender with fork (and there is normally a little foam at the top of the water).  You can turn the heat down a tad, if needed.  When the yams are done, drain completely.   Let cool for a little bit of time, then peel the yams.

In a large bowl, mash yams till desired texture.  Add butter,  brown sugar, seasonings, and the marshmallow cream into the yam mash.  Place the ingredients into large casserole dish.

Cook for 20 minutes.  Remove from the oven and add the marshmallows.  Broil till marshmallows are golden brown.  Enjoy.

 

PS  this recipe has grown over the years.  Lately, I have not used the whole jar of marshmellow cream and have added some crushed pineapple…and some dried cranberries and nuts.  Mixing up the flavours makes it interesting each year.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Gobble, Gobble Thanksgiving…I am grateful for all my friends and family…Many times we do not know the power of a warm, friendly heartsmile…The heartsmile is well worth giving…Take a lil’ time to just BE present with a loved one…This time is worth more than any money can buy…Enjoy

Water Dreams (1990s version)

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the Whispering Wind is Calling

Shhhh… silence may only come
when whispering winds calls
out in across the vast
expanse of the universe
to get the attention
of the one
The one who becons
to hear the call
Do you becon
Or does the call
go unnoticed
by all those who
have come
and gone
for each are just
a drop in the vast
waters of the ocean
The ocean so deep
it doesn’t even sleep
Who calls, who answers…
Only ones who can
Are those who
Listen to the Whispering Wind
~pharris2012

Many Trees (Old webpage background from the 1990s)

Many Trees

 

This piece was an early attempt to connect to the newly developing technology.  I took a picture of part of an art piece I was working on in acrylics.  Taking the photo into a program and worked with the tree imagery within the program to make this piece.  This piece was used on my webpages in the 1990s and early 2000s located at geocities.

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Light Opens Many Doors

Light Opens Many Doors
By Pauline Harris 2012

Surprise amongst the Poppies

One day while living in England, I walked through a field full of poppies.  Mostly red poppies everywhere the eye could see, but for one spot.  There in that one spot was something quite unique compared to all surrounding the area.  In amongst the poppies was a single orchid. I was amazed by this one solo flower growing alone amid the array of poppies. One flower trying to hold its own against the odds…and yet it did…all of the flowers from that day held such beauty…and a little bit of sadness, too. The sadness is for the short time the flowers are here on earth, but then again…gratefulness, for they brought a bit of happiness into my life.  And a memory of a day spent walking through a poppy field to find something quite unique.  An orchid, I chose to keep in my memories and leave for others to discover.

 

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