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Schaum Torte

5 egg whites
1/16 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vinegar

Combine salt with egg whites and beat until light; add cream of tartar and beat until stiff. Gradually add one half of the sugar, beating continually.
Add vinegar and rest of sugar. Put into a lightly buttered,  7X11 inch glass pan. Place pan in a slightly larger pan containing hot water. Bake in a 300 degree oven in 45 minutes. Turn out on large platter so that browned part is on top. Cool and cut like cake. Serve with fresh fruit and whipped cream.
Serves 6-8.

A prayer to welcome Autumn

I turn my face to the east to welcome this Autumn morning.

The shimmering, sparkling green gold of the palm tree out my window.

The throaty croak of the raven watching over the neighborhood.

The fresh touch of the first cleansing winds of fall.

The castenet rattle of sycamore’s brown leaves.

The scold of the greedy squirrel in the tangerine tree.

The welcoming wave of the winds in the trees.

The fresh fall colours starting in the liquidambers.

The calmness of a quiet morning.

The blessing of a warm cat’s cuddle in the first chill of the season.

I welcome autumn with its fire and colour. I welcome the coming sleep of the trees. I welcome the harvest. I welcome a time of reflection and thanks. I welcome Autumn.