Archive for August, 2012

BANANA BRAN MUFFINS OR BLUE MOON

Posted in Cooking, Food with tags , , , , , , , on August 31, 2012 by marlandphotos

Danae, here is the recipe you requested!  Note it has quite a few variations from the recipe I sent on Facebook.  I just finished eating one and thought I would like it a little sweeter, but you know I like anything sweeter than most folks.  Alice just told me she wanted something fat free, sugar free and high fiber, and is still experimenting.

2 C.   Mashed Bananas                       1/2 C.   Whole Wheat Flour

1   1/2    C. Oatmeal                                                3 tsp. Baking Soda

1/2   tsp. Salt                                                                                 3   Eggs

1  C. Yogurt                                                                    1/2  C.    Honey

1   C.  Roasted Chopped Pecans                     1  1/2 tsp. Vanilla

                                                                              2 C.    Bran

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Combine dry ingredients.  In another bowl, mix the bananas

with the liquids and stir into the dry ingredients, just until moistened.   If the final mixture

doesn’t seem dry enough add some more flour. Spoon into greased muffin tins and bake

until light brown, about 20 minutes.

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I was going to feature today’s blue moon, but decided to post the muffin recipe instead.  The moon doesn’t really look blue but was given this name because it was an extra full moon and needed a name.  It refers either to the second full moon in a month (This month on August 1 and 31), or the 4th one in a season (Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall).  The moon cycle is 29.5 days. With either method the next one will be in 2015.  This is why there is the saying, “It only happens once in a blue moon (Every 2-3 years)!”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_moon

Enjoy the Blue Moon and the Muffins!

IDYLLIC SETTING

Posted in Bangladesh, Mymensingh, Scenic with tags , , , , , on August 30, 2012 by marlandphotos

This scene caught my eye while on the Brahmaputra river in Mymensingh.

Mymensingh countryside scene!

CAN I COME IN?

Posted in Animal, Portraits with tags , , , , , on August 29, 2012 by marlandphotos

Hungry or Lonely?

Cat: Patiently Waiting!

VEILED

Posted in Bangladesh, Dhaka, Myanmar, Portraits with tags , , , , , , on August 29, 2012 by marlandphotos

A collection of Myanmar and Bangladesh photos!

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MYANMAR SMILES

Posted in Myanmar, Portraits with tags , , , , , on August 27, 2012 by marlandphotos

A collection of smiles for the photographer.

TWO GUYS IN DEEP CONVERSATION

Posted in Bangladesh, Portraits, Street scene with tags , , , , , on August 26, 2012 by marlandphotos

While doing some street  photography I captured these guys in animated conversation in front of a construction site.  They eventually went to a tea stand, and had a cup of wonderful Bengali style tea!!  They then returned to the car and drove off.

They have each others attention!

GREEN LIGHT PENETRATING THE NIGHT

Posted in Dhaka, Night Photography, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 25, 2012 by marlandphotos

This is a early morning view of a neighboring apartment building which is under construction.  It will likely eventually block our view of Chandrima Uddan, Parliament Building, etc.!

Stair steps to where?