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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There are Freshly picked ones added to some Artificial looking Roses, ready to take to Church for our Sunday Service.
Flowers add a special touch where ever they are put for people to look at and admire. You can always make up a special vase for your kitchen or lounge room to add a bit of something special for yourself to look at for a few days or for the coming week. Friends will always admire your creation or display and maybe you will encourage someone to do like wise. We have Geraldton Wax flowers in the above plus some Lantana and a few odd leaves complete the arrangement. The are put into Wet Oasis in a container to hold the shape of the display.
Hope you like my display – maybe take a photo of the one that you make as a memento.
Time to have a Recipe now: What about Tomatoes then?
This is the time of our Growing Season and Tomatoes are growing well – so what to do with them? Well here is one nice way to use them which is very tasty and not difficult to make.
Tomatoes: plus – Dried Mixed Herbs or Dried Basil; White Pepper: Ground Garlic; Olive Oil.
Cut Tomatoes in half. Lay Cut side up on Oiled Baking Sheet. Sprinkle with Herbs,(I prefer the Basil), White Pepper & Garlic. Drizzle the Olive Oil over. Cook in hot oven till bubbling & cooked through.
Serve as Vegetable with Dinner or on Toast.
Can be cooked in Fry Pan then half way through cooking,turn the halved Tomatoes over to sizzle and finish. You can put Tomatoes in when you fry your Bacon and add the Herbs as above.
James: Chapter 3 verse 18: says Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.
Here is a Poem for today: as we have Roses in the above Basket of Flowers this one seems nice.
Dear God I’m thinking of that flower. Ever fragrant in every hour. The wonders of this Universe makes one want to write a verse. The delicate softness of the petals against the hardness of different metals.
To touch a Rose is a wonderful thing. Man made metals – no real pleasure bring. But to touch and smell a dew fresh Rose is a pleasure few of us really knows.
To touch and feel your wonderful world, especially the Petals so curiously curled. What a priceless treasure the Rose must be, I pray they’ll be there in eternity!
Picture of a Dog Rose:
I Hope you have a lovely day experimenting with your flowers and also the Tomatoes.