Flapjack Cookies?

* Just a simple Basket of Flowers today *

With Bougainvillea and some yellow Lantana. 

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Sometimes you only need a few cuttings of flowers with some leaves from the garden to make a lovely arrangement.

I hope you can find some kind of flower from your garden or maybe purchase some from the shop – to make a special arrangement for your kitchen or lounge room.

It is amazing how flowers can lift the spirit  and we can receive some joy from their perfume also from their presence in our home.

Even one flower or a couple of small cuttings of green leaves in a vase or glass can be very nice.

In the kitchen if you put a sprig of Mint in a glass or other Herb that you specially like somewhere near the sink it is really nice to touch one of their leaves between your fingers and smell their particular perfume.  It can give you a lift in your spirit while washing up…..etc.,  Remember you can also eat one of the leaves off of your special Herb, they are very good for us.

Here is a tasty recipe:     (Have you ever made these)?

The Children will love them *

Flap Jacks: 

6 oz-Butter or Margarine;  6 oz-Demerara Sugar; 8 oz-Rolled Oats; pinch of Salt.

Cream the Butter until soft. Mix together Sugar, Oats & Salt then Stir into the Fat.  Transfer the mixture to greased tin 9” by 12” and spread evenly. Bake for 30 mins. At Reg. 5. or 180 deg.  When cooked leave for a few minutes in the tin, then cut into squares or fingers.

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Psalm: 133 verse 1

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

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We can dwell in unity with each other and share a Flap Jack…….How about that then???????????

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Thought you may like a Poem – so here we are:-

Pansy Flower ”

 Hello, I am a Pansy Flower, with a face upon my Petals.

My face is full of colour – Purple, Red and Yellow.

You can see my face if you look quite closely.

My face looks to the sky.

Although I am beautiful I am really quite shy.

I hide among the taller plants, they are so high and lofty.

But I don’t mind a bit, because I’ll never – ever be lonely.

We usually grow in clusters you see, us dearest little ’Pansies’.

Children love to peer at us, they wonder if we can see them.

Yes of course we can.

We see the Sun, we feel the breeze, the lovely refreshing rain.

We love to grow in our little clumps and we cheer you up

if you feel down in the dumps.

I have no arms or legs you know but I have good strong

leggy roots.

So grow me in your garden beds or put me in a pot.

Just remember not to put me somewhere that is really too hot.

Remember I am your little Pansy friend

with a beautiful friendly face.  …

 

*Hope you have a lovely Day Today*

You may like to see my Recipe Book: just click on the link below to have a look.

“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

 

 

 

Happy Day

Here is a lovely arrangement of Roses on my old Vintage looking settee.

Sometime the old things are most comfortable and we don’t want to change them for upmarket looking things.

 As we get older it is nice to have our familiar belongings around us.

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Many young people like to follow the newest trends in whatever the fashion is at the time.

 That is why we have all the Road Side Curb Crawl days to throw out the used goods and buy new.

Well some of us can’t keep up with the Jones’es nor do we need to because we like to keep our Vintage Treasure’s and use our hard earned finance to fund something else to use it for: – maybe a holiday or to help our family or friends.

However it is good to find a really good bargain along the Road Side Curb to help us when we are in need of a helping hand.

This is a good way to Recycle that thing that we don’t need any more:

Put it out for someone else to use or to treasure.

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Well enough about recycling -here is a Recipe for today:

+ Cheese Dreams +

2 – Slices Sandwich  Bread. Cheese to cover one Slice.  Frying Pan. Oil for Frying.

Put cheese on one Slice of Bread, Cover with the next Slice. 

Cover base of Frying Pan with Oil, when Oil is hot carefully put in your Cheese Dream and fry until golden brown underneath then turn over and brown the next side.

* The Cheese will melt and be YUMMY! *

If you like you can sprinkle some mixed herbs on the cheese before cooking or sprinkle some Garlic on to the cheese for a different taste.

The best one I have found is to sprinkle some Thyme Herb on the cheese before you put the other slice on top.

Now that Winter is coming this is really good with Egg and Bacon for a hearty Breakfast or Lunch – or just on it’s own!!!!!!

This is also a good one to put on the B.B.Q.

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Here is a Bible Verse:  Psalm: 27  verse 1.  The Lord is my light and my Salvation – whom shall I fear?

  *  Well we don’t have to have any fear – 

we can make a Cheese Dream today and have a Happy Day  *

You may like to see:

             “Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

“Flowers for the Altar”

 

United as Friends

A lovely Basket of Flowers.

This was on our back Patio with Harry (cat) checking it out.

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You may like to make yourself a really nice Basket of Flowers for Easter.  If you have a garden it is amazing what you can find in the way of flowers and leaves to make something special.  Put the flowers in a vase or jar of water that is if you do not have Wet Flower Oasis to put them in.

 Then stand them in some sort of basket or a larger bowl.

Once you have organized your lovely Flower Arrangement put it on a table or somewhere for you to look at over the next few days.

  It can bring much joy to any visitors or family that come to your home.

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Recipe for today:  Banana Cake:-   (Very Easy to make)………..

Use your favourite plain cake or sponge recipe – or a Vanilla Packet Mix.

Add – 1 or 2 Ripe Bananas (mashed)

Cook in the usual way.  Decorate when cool and Eat.

(Lemon Flavour Butter Icing) is nice to cover your cake.

From: Carnarvon Favourite Recipe Book.

“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

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Here is a Poem:

All the Flowers:

All the flowers their faces lift

to the sky and never cry,

for anything us mortals need

except – maybe for their seed,

to carry out their fruitfulness,

of reproducing God’s good work,

in making flowers of glorious hue

for the likes of Me and You.

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Psalm:  133 verse 1:  Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

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* I hope you have a lovely Day *

   * Maybe pick some flowers and make a cake.???? *

You may like to see:-
http://praybibletruths.wordpress.com

 

Aniseed Shortbread !

This is a Basket of Flowers ready to for our Church taken from my garden.

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Today is a new Day.

Let us see what we can with it –  maybe achieve something nice for ourselves or our friends.

I have already typed things on the wrong site so am now trying to get back on track and produce this page for my Blog.

Just know that if we do start off doing the wrong thing we still may have time during the day to do the right thing.  Let us hope so. !!!

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Here is a Recipe for today:

Aniseed Short Bread:

250 g – Butter or Cooking Margarine:

1 cup – Raw Sugar:

3 cups – S.R. Flour;

2 tsp – Dried Aniseed.

Melt Butter in Saucepan, stir in Sugar & Flour.

Put mixture into a shallow oiled baking tin.

Smooth over with spoon & sprinkle with the Aniseed.

Bake 180 deg.C (350 F)approx. 30 mins.

Cut into squares and leave to cool in baking tin.

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The above recipe is one of my favourites it is very nice – also easy to make. This is taken from my Recipe Book:

Carnarvon Favourite Recipes:    “Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

You may like to check the book out and find yourself another good recipe to cook.

Don’t forget to look at a flower today.  !!!

Have a Good Day.

Psalm 25 verse 1: To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul;Can you really say – I lift up my soul to you O LORD.   Have you ever read this Psalm ? If not how about reading it  during your prayer time. From the book ‘Drink from the Cup’ by: J.M.R. Larman.

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Belated Valentine Day

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Apricot Rose is an Original Painting on Canvas.

By. J.M.R. Larman.

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It is nice to have a rose for Valentine’s Day, however we are a bit late for that but never the less we can celebrate with our love one’s each and every day of the year, not just once a year.

How lovely it used to be when we were teenagers (years ago for me I know) but each Valentine’s Day we would wonder who would want us to be their Valentine.  We would wait for a card to arrive by mail or from a friend who would hand it to us if our so called Valentine was too shy to give it to us.

Yes we did get disappointed when it did not come from the one we had hoped for and would look around to see who they had favored instead of ourselves.

Then of course there we those who sent them as a joke (that would be very upsetting) but to receive one anyway was something special all those years ago.   No one put their name on the card – so it was nearly always a guessing game.

I hope you have a lovely caring Valentine to call your own,

if so show them that you love them too.

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Here is a recipe you may like to cook for them:

corn-chowder

Taken from my book Carnarvon Favourite Recipes.

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“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

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“Flowers for the Altar”

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A Bible Verse that asks us to walk in love:

2 John: Chapter 1 verse 6.  And this is love;

that we walk in obedience to His commands.

As you have heard from the beginning,

His command is that you walk in love.

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I hope you have a lovely day with your beloved Valentine or with your friends and family.

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Anniversary Day !

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A lovely Display of Carnations and Gypsophila (some call Baby’s Breath)

I thought this looked so nice to put on here – as today would be our Wedding Anniversary.

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You can always make a nice arrangement for yourself

when it is your anniversary of any kind.

 The best thing to allow the flowers to stand where you want them – is to use Wet Oasis to hold them in place.  Most of us have Al-foil that we use for cooking, that can be used to put in the vase or container if you do not have the coloured paper as in the photo above.

Also if you have a piece of ribbon to make a bow

that adds a bit of extra niceness to your arrangement.

Remember to pamper yourself for your anniversary- even with just one flower in a vase as a memory of what that anniversary is for. 

Rose Bud

Just one Flower can bring back memories, if your loved one is not here.

Memories are something to treasure.

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Maybe Celebrate with a Recipe:

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Taken from the book: “Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

Hope you enjoy this if you are willing to try it…..it is very nice.

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Here is a  Bible Verse.

Proverbs: Chapter 4 verse 1 – says:

Listen my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.

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I Suppose if we pay attention to the above recipe

we will end up with a really good dinner.

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* I hope you Have a Good Day Today *

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Here are a couple of links you may enjoy.

recipe-bk-coveroneinch-jpeg             “Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

“Flowers for the Altar”

http://www.praybibletruths.wordpress.com

 

 

Don’t be Fearful

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This is a beautiful hanging Basket of a Coleus Plant.

I thought you may like to see this lovely hanging basket that I had a few years ago.  It goes to show that you can do something different instead of just putting this particular plant in a pot or in the ground.  It seemed to love being up high and even produced some flowers as you can see in the photo.

Yes we did have a drip going in – to water it, the drip was on a timer with other hanging baskets at the time.  You can of course water by hand with one of those watering cans with a long spout. 

Don’t be fearful – it is a lovely hobby to experiment with your plants – then to enjoy showing them off to your friends.  Lots of cuttings can be taken from this plant and they will grow quite easily for you

Hope you can have some fun planting a new plant soon and watching it grow and flourish, even a small one in a pot.

Rose Bud

Recipe for today:

Jam Tarts Recipe

Recipe is from Carnarvon Favourite Recipes Book. By. J.M.R. Larman

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Available from:

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“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

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Bible Verse:  Psalm: 27 verse 1   The Lord is my light and my Salvation – whom shall I fear?

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So today let us not be fearful of things or people.  Let us not be fearful to try new things even just to plant that new plant or to cook something new for dinner  –  maybe some Jam Tarts as in the above recipe – they are delicious with the coconut on them.

Children can have fun making them with your help – so don’t be fearful to help your child to learn to cook.

I know they make a big mess but if they cook it (or help you) they are more likely to want to eat it. 

Learning to cook and fend for themselves with different recipes helps them in lots of ways, with reading the recipes, mixing the ingredients, talking and asking questions as well it helps their comprehension of measurements, oven temperatures or just cooking on top of the stove.

* Have a lovely messy day –

fearlessly cooking something nice for yourself or a friend *

May God Bless You & Me today

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http://www.praybibletruths.wordpress.com

“Flowers for the Altar”