U is for Upside Down Cake and Understanding!

Traditionally An upside-down cake is a cake that is baked in a single pan, then turned over and eaten upside-down. Usually chopped fruits—such as apples, pineapples or cherries—and a butter and sugar topping are placed on the bottom of the pan before the batter is poured in, so that they form a decorative topping once the cake is inverted.

rhubarb upside down cake

Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

The caramelized corners are the best part of this moist and tangy cake, which showcases spring-fresh rhubarb.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Baking Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 9

Ingredients:

Base:

  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) butter
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 3 cups (750 mL) coarsley sliced Ontario Rhubarb

Cake:

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) nutmeg
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sour cream or plain yogurt
Preparation:

Base: In 8 inch (2 L) square non-aluminium baking dish, heat butter in 350°F (180°C) oven for about 5 minutes or until melted. Sprinkle brown sugar and then rhubarb evenly in dish; set aside.

Cake: In bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Stir together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Stir into creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, making three additions of each.

Spread batter over rhubarb. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until top springs back when lightly pressed. Let cool on rack for 15 minutes. Run knife around edge of pan; invert cake onto serving plate. Serve warm or at room temperature.

YUM YUM

The Alphabet is coming to a close and I had to talk about a well liked desert.  I hope you understand.

That’s it ‘Understand’.  Yeah

Understand the word is actually difficult to explain and easier to understand. You know what I mean.

Understand means to perceive and comprehend the nature and significance of; grasp.

  • To know thoroughly by close contact or long experience with
  • To perceive the significance of
  • To grasp or comprehend the meaning intended or expressed by (another)
  • To comprehend the language, sounds, form, or symbols of
  • To know and be tolerant or sympathetic toward
  • To learn indirectly, as by hearsay
  • To infer
  • To accept (something) as an agreed fact
  • To supply or add (words or a meaning, for example) mentally
  • To have understanding, knowledge, or comprehension
  • To have sympathy or tolerance
  • To learn something indirectly or secondhand; gather

During experiments aboard the space shuttle “Columbia,” scientists discovered that there are twenty-six lakes underneath the Sahara desert. It’s heartrending to think of the people who are starving and dying of thirst because these hidden resources have not yet been tapped.

Maybe there are untapped gifts in each of us.

So How can WE be more Understanding?’

  • Like in a lot of things; Listen
  • Put yourself in the other’s shoes
  • Draw on your own experience and deep waters of grief, hurt, pain and change and impart that tenderness like a gentle lullaby of peace
  • Keep to your values and let them be building blocks
  • Use wisdom
  • Remember the downside of humanity selfishness, forgetfulness, loneliness, negativity
  • Promote positivity
  • Be compassionate
  • The more you understand the less fearful you will become

How wonderful it is to have to try to understand or actually understand especially during your times of diffuclty and trial.  Never underestimate your value when understanding another person.

UNDERSTAND

Some people never understand, no matter how many times you explain it.

How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver

“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one…just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

“We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.”  Dietrich Bonhoeffer

There are deterrents to Understanding in Relationships:

  • Neglect in a Relationship
  • Not Dealing with Conflicts
  • Loss of Compassion
  • Withdrawing

Of course the opposite would be:

  • Taking Time Together
  • Nurture the positive experiences
  • Work on any damage or problems
  • Work on a sense of humor
  • Have high standards in a relationship
  • Be in the moment
  • Be supportive in times of difficulty

understanding

Article by Stuart Duncan about Autism

http://www.stuartduncan.name/general/understanding-and-acceptance-means-listening-even-if-you-disagree/

Thnaks for reading by bLoG!

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