Fig Jam is Yummy

Green Leaves

Well here we have a display of Green and White – mainly Leaves and a few White Blossoms.  They can look very nice on a dinning room table for a change instead of the more colourful ones that we usually like to have.

Maybe you would like to give it a go this week and find some interesting leaves on your trees or hedges, then just pop in a couple of flowers to make it look pretty.

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Here is a Fig Recipe:                                      Fig Jam

4 pound – Fresh Figs; 3 pound – Granulated Sugar, Strained Juice of 2-4 Lemons; half pint – Warm Water.

Use Figs when they are quite ripe, then the skins should be thin and the pulp juicy.  Cut off stalk and calyx ends, slice the Figs thinly or cut them into small pieces.  Put the fruit and water into the preserving pan and simmer gently until soft and pulpy.  Stir in the Lemon Juice, then the Sugar.  Bring slowly to the boil and boil moderately fast until a little of the preserve will set when dropped on to a cold plate.  While the jam is boiling stir frequently, to prevent it from burning.

Pot the Jam while it is still very hot and cover.

Figs Bunch

Drawing of Figs

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Here is a Poem for today:

Thoughts are Thoughts

 Fleeting thoughts come and go, Quickly they fade away.

Like a whisper they are gone like a breath of air.

Quickly some come, then are gone. Some never to come again.

Thoughts are words, words from the heart, thoughts from our minds.

We cannot snatch them back. Some very vivid, then gone like the wind.

Fleeting, Fleeting where has it gone? What did it mean, how will I know

if I cannot recall? It seemed so beautiful, a wonderful thought

and now it has gone and I know not where. If I could catch it back in the air what

a wonder that would be. But no, it has fleetingly brushed

through my brain like a soft brush of wings. A fleeting thought, makes us think and wonder.

Once I was young and the thoughts stayed longer.

But now I am old and they quickly seem to fade away.  I cannot recall them so easily –

So I call them Fleeting Thoughts. Let us treasure our thoughts while we may.

Many are precious, many are not and many are – Fleeting thoughts soft as a gentle breeze

 and then – They are gone.

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Proverbs: Chapter 4 verse 1:  says – Listen my sons, to a father’s instruction: pay attention and gain Understanding.

I hope you have a lovely day and find some Joy in what you can do today.

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Soy Bean & Mince Curry

Morning Glory with Flwrs

This was a lovely colourful Basket of Flowers ready for Church, it was nice to go outside to pick them fresh and arrange in the Basket.

You may like to try arranging one for yourself or to give a friend on a special occasion. 

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Today I thought it would be a bit different to add two recipes which are quite easy to make and very nice for the family or just for yourself to try.

So here we are:- 

The recipes are on Page 37 of the Carnarvon Favourite Book

Soy Mince Recipe

Rose Bud

And here is another that you may like to try…………

Soy Milk Curry Chicken

Rose in Pot Sketch
Here is a Bible Verse:
Psalm: 1 verse 1 =  Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly…..

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Hopefully you may be able to click on the link below to see inside the Book

“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

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Are you Beautiful?

Flowers Church

Lovely arrangement for our Church Service.

I thought you may like to read my latest effort written today about being Beautiful – not just on the outside but on the inside.

Hope you enjoy reading it, that it maybe useful to you and give you something nice to think about yourself and others.

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Are you Beautiful

Psalm 37 verse 4: Delight yourself in The Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.

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Flowers are Beautiful

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I know that this is an old garden settee but how lovely the Basket of Flowers look they really are a picture.  Roses are one of my favourite flowers and of course they are Beautiful.

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If you put one Rose in a vase with some leaves it will brighten up your room, if you don’t have a Rose any flower will look good with some twigs or leaves around it on your kitchen bench or table.

If you have children it is good to encourage them to make their own arrangement of flowers, maybe from the garden if you have any that they would be allowed to pick, then they could cut a few twigs off of your hedge and put in with them. A couple in a jam jar would do.

Rose Bud

What about a  Recipe for today: ?

Here we are then:

   Stuffed Dates

Pitted Dates  +  Marzipan or Philadelphia Cheese


Cut a small slice of Marzipan or the Cheese and put into the opening in the date where the stone has been taken out.

Arrange on a Platter.

 Cover and keep cold in fridge until needed.

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These are very nice for a party or when having drinks with friends, not much trouble to make and will keep covered in the Fridge for a few days.

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Psalm:  136 verse 26…. give thanks to The God of Heaven. His Love endures forever.

Here is a Poem that I especially like, I hope you like it.  

SPIRIT WIND OF GOD.
 Wind you are beautiful strong and so free, Wind you are lovely blowing on me.
Wind of the Spirit you blow where you will, Wind of the Spirit,  Ships sails you can fill.
Where do you come from and where do you go, nobody knows as you blow to and fro.
Even though we can’t see you we know you are there, as you rustle the leaves on the trees disturbing the air.
You blow gently at times oh! so gently you blow,  as from East to the West you invisibly flow.
And we know as the hot air rises and rises, the birds on the thermal’s fly and surprise us.
We watch in great fascination as they glide through the skies, with wings outstretched wide making circles and dives.
You are relentless though Wind – in a storm, you wail and you moan, so strong, even lifting a stone.
Not only a stone can you lift but a town, with never a smile, no never a frown.
You can be a mighty Wind when you rise, raging and roaring through the skies.
Battling the elements – snow, rain and hail, invisibly moving with a great wail.
From left to right and back again, all through the day and the night you can reign.
But when you have exhausted your mighty blast, you can be calm and gentle, even still at last.
Then we wonder where did you come from and where have you been, ears have heard you but no eye has seen.

* Have a lovely Day Today *

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Have a Pleasant Day Today!

A really Pretty Basket of Flowers for Today

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I think when you make yourself a pretty vase of flowers

or you can make up a basket of flowers

as a gift for yourself to put in your living room

it really does lift your spirits and you can have a more

– PLEASANT DAY –

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The above flowers are standing in wet oasis in the basket which is put into a container so that they don’t drip through the bottom of the basket.

– however they will not last as long if they are not in a vase of  water…..

So if you don’t want to take them out of the oasis to disturb your arrangement,

you can lift it all out and put oasis with the flowers into a bowl of water

then they can drink better for a few days.

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This is a good way to make yourself a special arrangement

instead of just putting odd flowers into a jug or vase of water.

Oasis is not very expensive and you can reuse it a few times.

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Would you like a Recipe for today?

Well here we are:                              Watermelon Salad:

Ingredients:

Watermelon, Mint (fresh or dried) Spring Onions/Scallion or Spanish or Red Onion.  Which ever your prefer.

Method:

Cut Watermelon into balls or 2 cm. dice, place in large serving bowl, add the chopped up Onion, sprinkle in the fresh or dried mint to taste.

Cover and cool in fridge until needed.

Mix well and serve cold with sliced cold Meat, Chicken or Fish.

Also you make like to have this with some Green Salad and lovely Chunky Bread for a really healthy filling meal.

Verse for Today:

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

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You may like to look on the Link Below: The Above recipe is taken from this Book.

“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

* Have a Lovely day *

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Children are a Blessing

* Here we have a lovely Basket of Flowers *

The two red flowers are sleeping Hibiscus.

That is because they do not open up any further

than what you see in the photo.

 However they really do help to make the arrangement look

very pretty though.

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As I do believe that children are a blessing here is my new book especially written for children aged between two to six years.  If you would like to see what it is about please click on the link below and if you like it maybe send on to your friends who have small children. 

Here is a recipe for today:

 

Recipe is taken from book “Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”    

“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

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You need to click on (Buy on Amazon) to see about the book, as I am not very good at this yet and I don’t think the other links are working on here……!!!

Here is a Bible Verse:

Matthew: Chapter 19 verse 14

Jesus said “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them,

for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

I hope you have a good day today.

 

 

Can we do All Things?

Here is a lovely Basket of Flowers for Today

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When you look at this basket of Flowers it becomes obvious that no, we cannot do all things.  For instance however much we love these flowers, no way could we possibly make one.   Alright you may say that we can grow them, yes of course we can but we cannot make the seed that they grow from.

Do you realize that the life force of the plant or flower is really in that tiny little seed?  If you cut it open you still cannot see or alter the life of the seed.  When things were first made they were made to produce after their own kind.  For instance if you plant one of the seeds from the above Basket of Flowers it cannot grow into an Apple Tree, Oak Tree or any other sort of tree.  The seed from the flower will have to sprout and grow and produce an identical looking plant from the one you took the seed from.

This has happened from the beginning of Time –  the Time of Creation when all things were made.

When you  think of it, all these hundreds and thousands of years Animals, Fish, Plants, Trees even us Humans all have been producing after our own kind, none have evolved from an amoeba as Evolutionists believe.

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I thought I would put this Poem here today – because thinking of what is said above about Hundreds and Thousands of Years – Time is still much the same today, there is Morning and Night – Night and Morning – Dark and Light – Light and Dark, these you can see or understand.  Time on the other hand you cannot see or feel it is invisible but it is still real.  We know when it is time to get up from our sleep and when to lay down to sleep but you still cannot see the thing called TIME !!!

The above Poem is taken from one of my  books:

However you may like to see this book if you like Cooking.

Just click on the Link below:

“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

Here is a Bible Verse for today:  Philippians: Chapter 4 verse 13.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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That is good for us to remember each day in our everyday living.

Have a Lovely Day today with TIME to enjoy something nice for yourself.

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