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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“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

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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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Feel free to post this Blog to your friends if you would like to.

 

 

 

 

Let our Light Shine

Here is a lovely Basket of Flowers

 * I think this looks so pretty *

Mostly green leaves and some yellow Lantana but the Red Flower makes all the difference to the arrangement.

So when you make up a posy, vase or basket of flowers it is good to have a focal point sometimes, to make your arrangement look even more special.

Maybe today you could just do that as a treat for the room that you will be mostly

working or sitting in.

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What about a Recipe then ???

Here we are:- 

Stuffed Dates ………

Pitted Dates + Marzipan

Cut a small slice of Marzipan

and put into the opening in the Date

where the stone has been taken out.

Arrange on Platter.

Cover and keep cold in Fridge until needed.

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This is a very simple recipe and very, very tasty to share at a party with your drinks. !

A small slice of Cheese or Cream Cheese instead of Marzipan can be inserted into the dates.

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So let your light Shine in regard to arranging a lovely vase of flowers

or even with your cooking your light can shine.

Also in regard to your Hobby whatever it is – let it be seen and enjoy what you are doing.

* So when your light shines it can give pleasure to others*

Here is a Bible quote about the light:

Luke: Chapter 8 verse 16

“No one lights a lamp and hides it in a jar or puts it under a bed.

instead, he puts it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light.

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Today let us be like a lamp shining forth the light –

the love of The Lord Jesus.

Don’t let us be forever hiding the light that is in us.

Have a lovely Day

The above Recipe above is in this book:

“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate and Almond Biscuits

This is one of my Paintings of Roses.

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Instead of putting a photo of a Basket of flowers on this Blog – I thought you may like to see one of my “Oil” Paintings of these lovely Roses.  I think they look very pretty.

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Here is a Recipe for you to try:

Chocolate & Almond Biscuits

1 large Tbsp.-Nutella;  250g.-butter; 1 large Tbsp.-Soft Dark Brown Sugar. (Blend well together)

2Tbsp.-Milk; 1 large-Egg (Mix well again);

¾cup-Almond Slithers; 1½cups-Plain Flour (Mix to combine).

Put Teaspoons of mixture on baking trays, leaving room for them to spread while cooking.

Moderate Oven 15-20 minutes. Until cooked.

Leave to cool a little before taking off the tray.

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Now that our Winter is here:     –            it is nice to cook some different kinds of Biscuits (Cookies) and have with a lovely cup of Tea, Coffee, Cocoa or some other hot drink that you prefer for Morning or Afternoon tea.

It is good to share with a friend (or to invite a few friends) to share and taste your new Recipe.

  A casual Morning or Afternoon Tea for about an hour is probably very nice.  

Another thing could be to invite your friends to bring and share Biscuits (Cookies) that they have made, or to bring a new Recipe with them while tasting your latest creation.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Today is the Day that The Lord has made.  Let us Rejoice and be glad in it.

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Here is a small Poem that I specially like;

Little One

Little one Sleeping There  –Tender love divine.

Little one sleeping there  – Are you truly mine?

Has God given you to Me?  – Tender love divine.

Has God given you to Me?  – Yes, –  you’re really mine!

I hope you have a lovely Day Today

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maybe try out the Recipe Above.

Biscuits (Cookies) also make a lovely gift to take to a friend who cannot get out very often.

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The Recipe is in this book below if you like to have a look just click on the link.

This is an e-book and on Special until the end of July 2017

“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

 

 

 

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”