Saturday Satisfaction

To end the week, as I began it:

Come sit awhile with me,

Come and sit at table

Come sit at table

and celebrate another birthday

Gift of Friendship

Gift of Friendship

for a special friend who lives nearby.

Let’s ” tak a cup o’ kindness yet”* and a tasty treat,

and feel satisfied that we have spent the week as best as we were able.

*Auld Lang Syne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne?

CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my jo,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely ye’ll be your pint-stowp!
and surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We twa hae run about the braes,
and pu’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,
sin auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We twa hae paidl’d i’ the burn,
frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
sin auld lang syne.

CHORUS

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere!
and gie’s a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll tak a right gude-willy waught,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS

 With healing and love and many thanks for keeping me company during this week of daily posts,

Gallivanta

© silkannthreades

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73 thoughts on “Saturday Satisfaction

  1. sheridegrom - From the literary and legislative trenches.

    Yum – you’ve made me hungry and I’m looking at my next meal – a hard boiled egg and 1/2 grapefruit.
    It’s wonderful to have friends to share life with. We’ve moved often but have somehow managed to maintain friendships over the years. We’ve now been in one place long enough to have friendships that last and begin to have history.
    Another beautiful post, Gallivanta.

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      I am the same re understanding. However, I have learned that Jo is a very useful and acceptable word when playing Words with Friends. She is a good lass is Jo.

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      I blanch the tamarillo for a few minutes in boiling water, then remove the skin. Then I slice them thickly and add sugar ( to taste) . The sugar creates a syrup and turns the tamarillo dark red/purple. Of course this means the tamarillo bleeds a bit on to the pancake but it doesn’t matter if you eat them quickly. 🙂 You can also just cut the tamarillo in half and scoop out the flesh. Most people would find that quite sour. I haven’t tried this but I believe they are very good cooked with meat, particularly pork.

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      1. tableofcolors

        Thanks so much for the tips…I think I will dare try them…I often look at them at the store but since I have not known what to do with them and haven’t gotten around to doing the research they have remained on the store shelf.

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  2. LucyJartz

    This has been a great week. Every day was a treat, even the ones I doubled up on because of the crowded hours of house moving and work and art. I hope you feature another week like this again, or post as often as these inspirations come to you. Thanks for the extra sharing.

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      1. LucyJartz

        It sure is! My husband and I were refinishing the floor last night while my daughter visited and a cool evening breeze was coming through the screen doors we had just hung front and back and I thought, “not a scrid of our own things in here, but it already feels like home.”

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  3. Steve Schwartzman

    I’d like to get in on the quoting too, so I’ll add that your first italicized words remind me of the first lines in Browning’s “Rabbi Ben Ezra”:

    “Grow old along with me!
    The best is yet to be…”

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      I feel a wise quote is called for in response to your lovely comment but since it is 2.30 am already, the wisest thing is probably to say thank you and take myself to bed, pronto!!!!!

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  4. shoreacres

    My hunch seems to have been right. Your tamarillo is the same as the tamarind I know. In South America, some call it “toucan fruit.” What makes pancakes “Scottish?” A little scotch in the batter?

    I never, ever would attempt daily posting. Good for you, that you met your goal — and gave us some real delights along the way.

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  5. restlessjo

    What a fine and loving week you’ve had, Ann. 🙂
    Those Scotch pancakes look divine with the plums. I expect you’ve seen that relations have been a little strained with our Scots neighbours just lately. Thank goodness it’s all behind us.
    Hope you have another happy week next week.

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      We have made it through the week! Believe it or not, I was as anxious as anyone about the outcome of the Scottish referendum. Whatever happens in the UK/Scotland affects New Zealand, too, strange as it seems. After all the Queen is our Head of State and we still have the Union Jack on our flag! Looking forward to seeing where you take us on your Monday walk.

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        1. Gallivanta Post author

          I made a lovely yogurt/lemon drizzle cake that I was going to feature on my Saturday post with the pikelets but we ate it all before I managed any photos!

  6. April

    I so enjoy how you share your country, and the pride you have for it. I imagine places I haven’t been. I love your photos and beautiful words that accompany them.

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Thank you April that means a lot because I know how hard you have to work to find joy and loveliness sometimes. Our little country has problems and injustice and ugly bits but, on the whole, it’s a pretty good, decent place.

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      The tamarillo or tomate de árbol is worth tasting if you can find one. 🙂 I would say, however, that it is a fruit that one either loves or hates. It is originally from South America.

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Friendship needs no other gift than itself. 🙂 The tamarillos, or tree tomatoes, tend to be tart. I like to marinate them in sugar( because I like to create a juice) but I could eat them without sweeteners. The skin is not eaten.

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Perhaps there will still be some tree tomatoes around when you get here. I didn’t like them much in my youth. But I love them now. I have always loved pikelets. Hadn’t made them for years, though, but started again a few weeks ago. They are a regular item on the menu again.

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      GP, the entire song is very poignant. I would like to hear it in full more often, too. Our national elections have come to an end tonight. I thought it would be an appropriate song to end a week with words that bind us together, after the divisiveness that always surfaces during elections. Our National Party has been re-elected.

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  7. thecontentedcrafter

    Has it been a whole week already? Thank you for sharing so often – it has been quite delightful! Those pikelets look mighty fine [I did not know they were called Scotch Pancakes] and the whole display for your friends birthday is just beautiful! Have a lovely Sunday dear Gallivanta 🙂 xoxo

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Election results not withstanding, I did have a lovely Sunday! I didn’t know pikelets were Scotch pancakes either until I was swapping recipes with a friend living next door to me in New Delhi. She was born in England and gave me a recipe for Scotch pancakes and made some for me. They were exactly the same as our pikelets!

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Lovely weekend to you, too, Julie. The tamarillo is a beautiful fruit. They are related to the eggplant, the tomato and the potato but taste nothing like any of those!

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