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.
I thought it would be a good idea to show you what I did with some of the Kale to keep it fresh for a few days before cooking.
I used the Kale as a table decoration as you can see from photo below, it looks quite nice sitting in a vase on the table. I did not think it would be a good idea to put flowers in as the Kale was going to be eaten. However it would look good with some flowers in the vase to make a good presentation if you have not got any other green leaves to put in. With a couple of pretty flowers arranged with the Kale it would make a nice display of colour….Something different for a change.
Here is the Vase with the Kale Leaves in.
Cooking the Kale – one quick easy is to Wash it very well and chop or tear the leaves into smaller pieces, also cut up the stalks into bite size pieces – put into a saucepan and just cover with cold water – bring to the boil and then simmer for about 10 minutes. Drain and eat with your main dinner meal.
One way that is nice if you are not too keen on the flavour is to put Malt Vinegar and a sprinkling of White or Black Pepper on when you go to eat it. I find that way is very nice. Plus the fact that this is a good source of several vitamins that our body needs.
Another way is to serve with a soft cooked egg on top.
Well there you are just a small cookery lesson for today.
Proverbs: Chapter 19 verse 1- says – Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.
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I hope you have a lovely day and that you may try out the Kale!!!!!!
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.
However they really do help to make the arrangement look
very pretty though.
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”
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 *
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.
Psalm: 133 verse 1
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
We can dwell in unity with each other and share a Flap Jack…….How about that then???????????
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
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*
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This was on our back Patio with Harry (cat) checking it out.
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.
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.