It is good to let some Sunshine into our lives, to open the doors, open the windows around the house to let the Sunshine in sometimes. Not of course in the heat of the Summer when we need to keep the house cool. The flowers in the photo above look so lovely and fresh.
Maybe bring some yellow flowers indoors sometimes as a reminder of the Sunshine….it is surprising how they can lift the spirit just to have them in a vase on the table or somewhere where you can see them as you walk past during the day.
Here is a Recipe for today as it is our Avocado Season I thought you may like this simple way to use some of them:
Avocado on Toast
Slice Ripe Carnarvon Avocado onto Toast,sprinkle with Vinegar and Pepper.
Very nice for lunch with Salad or on it’s own.
So we can let a bit of Sunshine into our lives by cooking something nice for our everyday meals. Experiment with something new for ourselves or our family and friends. We can let the Sunshine come into our hearts by doing something nice for others.
Romans: 1 verse 16 says: For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ.
So we need not be ashamed to bless others with our cooking or by just giving them a small posy of Flowers. In that way a little Sunshine comes into our lives and into theirs.
I hope you have a lovely day today and let a little Sunshine into your life.
You may like to look at this Link for our Recipe Book:
Today I thought it would be nice to think about having and making some cake today. Especially as for this month of July there is a special offer on our Recipe book which features the following recipe. It is very quick and easy to make and does not have many ingredients.
Only 3 (THREE) ingredients. It does work very well for beginners or for experienced cooks.
Here is the LINK for the eBook which has a discount for this month of July
The above Basket of Flowers looked lovely that I made to remember my Mother on what would have been her Birthday….She would have been 100 years old if she had still been alive. Mum died when she was nearly 89 yrs old and I don’t usually think to do something special but this year I am glad that I did.
Sometimes it is nice to look back and think about some of our family who are not with us here on this earth anymore. Mainly to remember the good times – and to picture in our mind how precious they were. Even if we did not get on well with whoever it was they were still part of our lives that helped us to be who we are today.
Thought I would put a Recipe here and maybe a Poem to follow.
Here is the Recipe: Avocado Mayonnaise:
1 – Whole Egg; 1 cup-Oil; 1 Tbsp – White Wine Vinegar, 1 soft – Avocado; juice of half Lemon..
Peel Avocado, remove stone. Place in blender, along with Vinegar, Lemon & Egg. Whiz for 1 minute. Slowly add Oil in a thin stream until the mixture thickens. Serve as a Dip, with Vegetables or as a Sauce for Seafood Salads.
Here is a photo of one of my latest Baskets of Flowers hope you like it.
The Flowers are real and artificial – the real ones are Geraldton Wax and Lantana with some Palm Leaves at the back, the Roses are the Artificial Flowers but they make the arrangement look very real.
So you can easily make a Basket of Flowers by choosing a nice Basket (not too large) then use some (Wet Oasis) in a plastic bag – so that water does not come into your basket. If you do not have any Wet Oasis the use a suitable vase to hold water that will fit into your basket.
Arrange your Flowers with some tall leaves at the back (no need for Palm Leaves) some nice ones from a hedge or young branches from a tree will be great. Then next put the tallest flowers in so that you have a nice background and build up with the smaller ones coming to the front.
Sometimes if you have not got enough flowers put some artificial ones in to make a nice show.
There you are then…..that could be a nice project for yourself as a table arrangement or to give as a gift to a friend for a special occasion.
So I thought today it may be nice to put a poem on about a ‘Rose’.
When you think about it the Rose is one of the most favourite of flowers. I don’t seem to have much success in growing them here because we get a lot of salt from the ocean and the soil is very sandy. Yes I have tried growing them in pots but they have not grown very well, probably because I either give them too much water or maybe not enough. Then in the hot weather the Sun comes in sometimes over 40 deg. Celsius and shrivels them up.
So I am better off to paint them or to write a poem about them.
Here is a Poem for today with a picture of the largest Rose I have painted.
As you can see I have not copied it very well but the message is still there to read.
Let us have recipe:
The above Recipe is taken from Book: Carnarvon Favourite Recipes.
You may like to look at the Link below for the book and find it on page: 72.
A lovely Basket of Flowers for today….The Red ones hanging down are Sleeping Hibiscus, they do not open any more than they are on the photo, therefore called Sleeping but are very pretty and can grow into a nice hedge. Geraldton Wax and Yellow Lantana with the Brown coloured leaves make a beautiful display.
How about a Recipe:
Here we have one for Flap Jacks, the children will love them, they can be cut into squares and used for Afternoon Tea.
Ingredients: 6oz. Butter or Margarine: 6oz – Demerara Sugar; 8oz Rolled Oats; pinch of salt.
Method: Cream the Butter until soft. Mix together Sugar, Oats & Salt then Stir into the Butter. Transfer the mixture to greased tin 9″ by 12″ spread evenly. Bake for 30mins. at Reg. 5. (about 180deg Cel) When cooked leave for a few minutes in the tin, then cut into squares or fingers.
Taken from my Recipe Book – Page 17 – Carnarvon Favourite Recipes –
What about a Poem then ?
It is called – * I Just Remembered *
I just remembered, did I forget to do that
or – did I do it and forget that I did it?
I forget now but if I do it now and
I have already done it, that means that I
would have done it twice.
Best if I don’t do it now.
I may not have done it at all
if I didn’t do it in the first place.
What a dilemma, why did I just think that
I hadn’t done it, then think that maybe I had.
Well I remember thinking that I should
but I wonder if I did.
The best thing is to go and look I suppose –
– now what was it that I think I forgot to do.
I can’t remember now, best to have a Cuppa
and think about it later.
Maybe you can relate to the poem……as we get older it is sometimes a problem to remember where we have put things in that special place – the place where we thought we would remember that we had put them. Eventually they will be in a special place just to surprise us – when we do find them. !!!
Psalm: Chapter 27 verse 1: The Lord is my light and my Salvation – whom shall I fear?
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