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Good Morning Quote

“Art is the proper task of life.”

—Friedrich Nietzsche

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Yann Tiersen – Comptine d’un autre été

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Daily Lit: Edgar Allan Poe

The Tell-Tale Heart.

TRUE ! — nervous — very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses — not destroyed — not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How, then, am I mad? Hearken! and observe how healthily — how calmly I can tell you the whole story.

It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night. Object there was none. Passion there was none. I loved the old man. He had never wronged me. He had never given me insult. For his gold I had no desire. I think it was his eye! yes, it was this! He had the eye of a vulture — a pale blue eye, with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by degrees — very gradually [column 2:] — I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever.

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Wake up! It’s a Beautiful Morning!

This makes us want to get up and dance.

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Apple and Almond Soufflé

A light, egg white soufflé made with cooked apples and almonds. All added together for a beautiful breakfast!

3 medium apples , peeled, cored, and cut into bite-size pieces
1/4 cup cold water 3 tbsp SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, granulated
1/2 tsp almond extract5 egg whites
1/4 cup sliced almonds , toasted
1 pinch salt

1 In 2-quart saucepan, combine apples and water. Bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes, (or until apples are tender).
2 Stir in sugar substitute and almond extract. Remove from heat and place, on hot pad, in refrigerator 10 minutes.
3 Preheat oven to 425°F.
4 In large bowl, beat the egg whites and salt with electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
5 Remove apples from refrigerator, and with rubber spatula, gently fold egg whites into cooled apple mixture.
6 Spoon batter into 1-1/2 quart souffle dish.
7 Bake 15 minutes, or until soufflé is puffed and browned. Sprinkle with almonds before serving. Serve warm.



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