Flowers for Mum

Carnations with Artificial Flowers

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.

Taken from this Book:

Avocado Mayonnaise Recipe is in here.!

“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

Here is a Poem to give us Food for thought.         

It is nice to know that Babies are alive in the womb.

Verse for Today: 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”.

Have a Lovely Day Today ****

Kale for Dinner?

My Basket of Flowers for Today are Real and Artificial – they do look lovely!


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.

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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!!!!!!

Flap Jacks

with Sleeping Hybiscus

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 –

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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.

***** Jessie

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.   !!!

Rose Bud

Psalm:  Chapter 27 verse 1:  The Lord is my light and my Salvation – whom shall I fear?

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“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

You may like to check the above link that is where the Flap Jack recipe was taken from.

Hope you have a lovely day Today.

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Tomato Veggie Time in W.A.

Fresh & Artificial

Here is a lovely Basket of Flowers

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.

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Rose in Pot Sketch              Rose in Pot Sketch

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.

Baked Tomatoes

Ingredients:

Tomatoes: plus – Dried Mixed Herbs or  Dried Basil; White Pepper: Ground Garlic; Olive Oil.

Method:

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.

Or:

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.

Rose Bud

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.
Fragrant Rose:
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!

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Picture of a Dog Rose:

I Hope you have a lovely day experimenting with your flowers and also the Tomatoes.

Here are a couple of Links:

“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

“Flowers for the Altar”

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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.

 

 

United as Friends

A lovely Basket of Flowers.

This was on our back Patio with Harry (cat) checking it out.

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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.

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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.

From: Carnarvon Favourite Recipe Book.

“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

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Here is a Poem:

All the Flowers:

All the flowers their faces lift

to the sky and never cry,

for anything us mortals need

except – maybe for their seed,

to carry out their fruitfulness,

of reproducing God’s good work,

in making flowers of glorious hue

for the likes of Me and You.

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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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* I hope you have a lovely Day *

   * Maybe pick some flowers and make a cake.???? *

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Honour our Friends

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This looks nice with the Dark Leaves as a central point in the Basket of Flowers.

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Hope you may like a poem today:

So here we are:  It is about a Rose.

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The beauty of a Rose is beyond compare.

The petals so soft as they take in the air.

The colours so subtle as well as bright and strong.

The perfume out passes even our loveliest song.

The Rose has thorns on the stems and the stalks.

The thorns are protection from predators walks.

So touch a petal smell the Rose.

The perfume will bwonderful to your nose.

Find time, look at its beauty it is so timeless.

Be refreshed with it’s perfume, it’s softness it’s loveliness.

Maybe it’s time to put a Rose in your home,

to look at each day and not feel alone.

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Here is a picture of a Pen/Ink Drawing of a Cat from one of my books.  It may encourage someone to look at their cat differently or to encourage a child to start Drawing.

Australian Cat

This is what an Australian Cat may look like – have you seen one out Bush in the Outback of W.A.?

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Verse from the Bible:

Exodus: Chapter 20 verse 12 – says – Honour your Father and your Mother.

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I thought it would be a good idea to think about honouring our friends as well as our Parents.  Friends are very special so it is nice to think of them kindly and to appreciate having them in our life.

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 * Hope you have a Lovely Day and be glad if you have a friend *

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http://www.carnarvonartstudio.com
“Flowers for the Altar”
“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

Why Judge?

Flwrs on Chair

These flowers look good on this old Cane Chair.

Ready to take to Church – they do look comforatble just sitting there. I think the Geraldton Wax sets the Basket of Flowers off very well.

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Well what to talk about today then?

Thought I would put this in to encourage anyone to eat a good meal, even at lunch time instead of just rushing to eat something quickly.

It is good just once in a while to choose something different to eat.

The other day I had a lovely lunch here is what I had:

Cream of Cauliflower Soup (Home made from the freezer) Just had to heat it up. Plus a Sausage sandwich. (Cold Sausage left from yesterday’s dinner)

I always toast the buttered bread on one side in the frying pan first, only had a small piece of sausage so I cut it up and put slices of sausage on one half side of the toast, then covered it with Horseradish sauce (to help clear up sinus?) made it into a small sandwich with the other half of the toast – very nice. !

Then had the other slice of toast with Blackcurrant Jam on and Coconut Cream on top.

That was my Gourmet lunch. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Then I had to get on with an ‘Oil Painting’  for someone.

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Here is a  Bible verse which gives us food for thought.

Matthew: Chapter 7 verse 1

Do not judge, or you too will be judged.

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One thing what I believe is that it is not a good idea to judge what others eat.

We are all different and all need to eat sometimes a bit different to each other.  That is not to say  that we should eat a lot of unhealthy foods…… or offer them to others who may have a special diet to follow for their health.

But how lovely to eat something that we really enjoy as an enjoyable treat.

So have something today that is special for you.

Have a special – Breakfast.

Have a special – Lunch.

Have a special –Dinner.

Maybe have something

special to share

with a friend.

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* Have a lovely Day *

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“Flowers for the Altar”

Are we like Children

Painttng with Flowers

Lovely Basket of Flowers as a corner display.

It is nice to think that we do not have to always put a vase of flowers or a basket of flowers in the middle of the table.  They can be very effective as you can see by sitting them in a corner maybe near a window.

I hope you have been having a good day today.

Well I did a silly thing today…...I took a pretty wrapped up chocolate out ot the fridge and as it was too hard to eat I put it in my pocket to warm it up.

An hour or so later I remembered it was there and surprise, surprise it had gone all soft.

It was a blessing that the wrapper was still around it and that I had not sat on it.   So took it out and left it on the table to then harden up a bit.

When I went to eat it – I found out that it was one with melted chocolate on the inside of the round chocolate – which then spurted out of course……what a mess.!!!
The morel of this story is…...do not put a chocolate out of the cold fridge to warm up in your pocket and forget that it is there.

I must say that it still tasted very good, although I had to eat it standing over the sink and licked all I could get off of the wrapper as well.   (We can’t waste these things you know)!

That’s my report for the day.

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Here is a bible verse:

Verse Matthew19v14

Well with my episode regarding the Chocolate it reminds me that we should have patience with our Children when they get all yucky eating their chocolate.

Remember that Jesus loves them and us when we seem to get in a mess with chocolate or with other things that happen in our daily lives.

Rose Bud

* Have a lovely Day Today *

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A Brother

with Sleeping Hybiscus

A Beautiful Basket of Flowers.

Two blossoms of Sleeping Hybiscus really helps to make the Basket of Flowers look very good.

The basket is sitting on our two seater settee, so that gives you the size of it.

With Geraldton Wax, Yellow Lantana flowers including the Dark Brown Leaves of…(Not sure what the name of that plant is) helps to make a pleasing display for our home or office.

* Mine I do to take to Church each Sunday*

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Here is a Poem taken from a book by J.M.R.Larman.

Poem Love Important

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Here is a  small reading:

Psalm:  Chapter 22 verse 22…. I will declare your name to my brothers; in the congregation I will praise you.

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I thought it would be nice to share some of our thoughts with our Brothers….. Brothers are precious…yes I know Sisters are precious as well but in the Bible Brothers stands for all our Brothers and Sisters.

Anyway I have three Brothers who are all special to me, also three Sisters equaly precious and they all know that I am a Christian but today I thought it nice for us all to maybe think about them today.  Mine are in another Country and so memories are good to keep and also a few time during the year we like to keep in touch on the phone.

If you have not been in touch with your Brother or Sister for a while maybe it is a good time to think about it, just a word, a phone call or even a postcard to say ‘Hello’

I was able to phone one of my Brothers for his Birthday the other day, he was so pleased to hear my voice and told me that he has to have a heart operation.  If I had not phoned it would have been quite a while before anyone would have thought to let me know.  Now I can pray for his recovery.

I Hope you have a lovely day remembering or thinking about your Brother or Sister who maybe a long way away from you.

Rose Bud

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