Wednesday, January 19, 2011


by Milica Franchi

Silence speaks
Silence screams
Silence talks louder
than any other word
that cuts true the heart
like a sword.

Silence speaks
Silence screams
Silence echoes in my ears
to my eyes it brings tears.

Silence speaks
Silence screams
Silence drives me
around the bend.
What's the problem I do not understand.

Silence speaks
Silence screams
Silence is the weapon of your choice
To cut through my heart
Like a sword
without saying a single word.

An interesting writing link is Tim Rundquist's Jan 19th blog posting: January Silence. It can be found at This piece exemplifies two key ingredients in quality writing. The first is the ability to perceive with all one's senses everything that is happening at a particular moment. The second ingredient is the importance of silence. Check it out and try writing your own piece about silence.
So keeping up with the southern/Mexican recipes this week try this easy cake.
Margarita Cake
  • 1 box of lemon cake mix (can use orange cake mix)
  • 1 box (3.4 oz ) instant vanilla pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup water (I used orange juice but could also substitute pineapple juice)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 2 TB. Triple Sec liqueur
  • Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan
  • Beat all the ingredients for two minutes
  • Bake 30-40 minutes till center comes out clean at 350
  • Cool and add glaze
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2TB.lime juice
  • 1 TB. tequila
  • 1TB. Triple Sec
Recipe from

1 comment:

  1. You know, I've never thought to use tequila with baking! This looks like a fun recipe.