RECIPE: Salted Caramel Cheesecake

I've had a hankering for something sweet lately.  Something Fall-like.  I'm also a huge fan of the sweet and salty thing.  You know...where you take a big bite and your tastebuds say, "Whoa!  Is this a dessert or salty snack?"  So after browsing some of my favorite sites, this delicious looking recipe caught my eye courtesy of Donna Hay.   Take a minute to check her out and you won't be disappointed.  Lots of great DIY's and yummies.

I'm planning to make this tasty treat over the weekend or my next get together in a week or so.  A concoction of ricotta, golden syrup, ground almonds, sweet shortbread biscuits, etc.  Mmm...

Picture from Donna Hay magazine issue 58



How would you like to wake up one morning and while sleepily driving through downtown you were smacked in the face by a magical wonderland?  I know! 
The Bombshells of Cincinnati made their mark again on an almost mile strip of grassy median on Central Parkway this week.  Per Channel 9 News"They're putting their own blend of non permanent and non destructive fiber creations on some of Cincinnati’s statues and other fixtures around town.  Yarn bombing is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted cloth rather than paint or chalk.  The group says they “aim to soften the edges of an otherwise cruel, harsh environment.”  The Bombshell’s are a group of ladies, and a few lucky gentlemen.  For more information on The Bombshell’s Yarn check out their blog. "

I immediately turned into an 8 year old and circled the block  v e r y   s l o w l y... making sure to back up as much traffic as possible.  You know, to make the ones imprisoned in their bubble of life and stress take a second look.  No one honked though.  I think most were in awe.  There were some head tilts too (like a curious doggie - Heh?) which made me smile.  Wish I would have gotten some pics of that too.  So off I went to grab my camera from home, a good friend and lots of parking meter quarters.  We walked it inch by inch.  V e r y  S l o w l y.

"Ooooh girl...look at this one!"
"Awww...that's tooo cute!"
"Whoa...what is that?  How cool!"
"OMG...I HAVE to make that."

You get the idea.

I'm inspired by the Bombshells' and all the volunteers / partners hard work and obvious dedication to beautifying our neighborhood.  And of course drawing attention to the Arts in that area. (and in general)  Especially ArtWorks.  WELL DONE TO ALL!!!

Oh - and for you dudes out there that say, "All this is just a little too girly for me."  I'm here to inform...you certainly don't need lady bits to enjoy fiber arts!  Here's the proof:

Could easily pass as the Imperial Navy's Twin Ion Engine Fighter. 

Pictures of Hot Girls!

Dirty joke possibilities waiting patiently JUST for you.

There was even a Super Hero on the top of a building. 
I'm not real sure if it was related to the Yarn Bombing,
but random buff guys in capes are cool nonetheless!

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