Let us be Content

Another Beautiful Arrangement of Fresh and Artificial Flowers.

The Title of this Blog is to be Content – but most of the time we know that we are not. I wonder why we feel discontented some days and not others? Sometimes it is the Weather that has an effect on us, especially if it is wet and gloomy or raining and we feel we cannot get out and do things that we would like to do outside. However if we start to think how good it is to have the rain it puts things into a better perspective for the day. We can then start to get on with things indoors, or even in the workplace that we are in.

If we are indoors with a young baby it is sometimes very difficult to enjoy things if we are feeling discontented with life. So we need to overcome, take time to rest and play. Begin afresh each day to be gentle and nice to the baby, the little life that depends on us for all it’s needs.

Although – if by any chance we are a Carer for someone, the same applies because that person depends on us and if we are discontent in our attitude towards them it will show up in the way that we talk or take care of them. So it is good to try to put on a happy face when caring for them. It will make all the difference to their day when they see that you do really care for them. Just to be content with them for a while is a great comfort to that person who is really in great need of our help.

Let us have a Recipe here:

Baked Tomatoes. Ingredients: Tomatoes; Basil or Dried Mixed Herbs; White Pepper; Olive Oil. Garlic Powder.

Method: Cut Tomatoes in half. Lay Cut side up on Oiled Baking Sheet. Sprinkle with Herbs, Pepper & Garlic. Drizzle the Olive Oil over. Cook in hot oven till bubbling & cooked through. Serve as Vegetable with Dinner. Or on Toast. Very Tasty.!!!

You will find the above Recipe in my Book: ‘Carnarvon Favourite Recipes’ available as an e-Book from the Link below.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/417485

My Acrylic Painting of a Bent Tree at Grenough Western Australia. Grown like this because of the constant Wind. Thought you may like to see this one.

Philippians: 4 v 11. says: I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.

*** HAVE A LOVELY CONTENTED DAY TODAY ***

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”.

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We can Enjoy our Home.

This is one of my Paintings with Roses in Bloom, Just a small painting but I thought it looks very pretty.

I have put a painting on instead of a Basket of Flowers today. Maybe you could put a flower in vase or glass today in your home. To use as something special to look at. Today it is nice to think about the home that we are living in, can we make it look nice, can we tidy a bit of it up today that we have been thinking about and not done anything about it. Our home is our special place, so we should enjoy being in it.

Here is a Special Poem that I wrote – I thought you may like to read it and consider what part of your home you like especially to sit in. It could be just a corner of a room in a comfortable chair, or outside on the Patio or under a tree or by a flower bed, a swimming pool even a chair by the front door to watch the world go by. If you have pet it may like to join you.

Anyway here is the Poem:-

“Piggy’s Home”

It is so lovely here, so warm and lush to nuzzle in the damp dark earth under each tree, bush and grass. There is a muddy large swampy area just to the left of the gate. In it I can wallow, turn, sit and squirm to my hearts content. No one to bother me, no one to see just beautiful squashy mud and me.

Oh! the Bliss, the wonderful Bliss. To wallow like this is better than that old Hogs kiss.

I am so proud of my beautiful body Pink with dark black patches and spots. My lovely Pot Belly is beautiful to behold and I have the cutest curly tail that goes around at the back end of me. Well, you should see my piglet eyes my pointy ears and dainty trotters.

Oh! I am so beautiful, my Mistress tells me this sometimes –  even with a kiss. She says that she won’t mention that word BACON in my presence  –  I don’t know what she means as she whispers it to her friends.

Yes, they come to see me and gaze on my loveliness. My Mistress is so proud of me. She bathes me, hoses me down, dries me with a soft, so soft towel, tucks me under her arm and takes me into her house.  I am put onto my special bed, to watch their television. I lay and look in wonder at the pictures on the screen. Beautiful tidbits the family feed me from their own dinner before my Mistress takes me back to my Sty.

It’s lovely indoors but I much prefer my Pig Sty  –  it is my home, my very own.  I can snuffle around in it as much as I please. My home has big shady trees, with lots of tall grass   –  but the mud puddle, swampy area is the best place of all. I could lay in that for ever and ever and ever.

I am so, so blessed with such a beautiful home.

This is the Day that The Lord has Made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Here is a Recipe for today:

Fish or Chicken Curry.

Onion & Garlic (Fried till Brown) Add Ginger, Lemon Grass, Lime Leaf, Turmeric Leaf; 5 or 6 Candle Nuts (Grind in Blender) Tomatoes; Turmeric Powder; 1 small can – Coconut Milk. Add Fish or Chicken and Salt for Taste. Maybe give something different a try today for dinner.

You may like to see this Recipe in the Book Carnarvon Favourite Recipes.

“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

Some people of Carnarvon Favourite Recipes.

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.

Here is a Link you may like to see:

I hope you have a lovely day and that you may try out the Kale!!!!!!

Christmas Time

Real and Artificial Flowers can look Beautiful together. 

It is lovely to think that it is Christmas Time once more so here is my Greeting for you.

Remembering Jesus Christ is Lord.

I hope you have a lovely Christmas Time with your family and friends.

Remember to take a bit of time out for yourself to enjoy that cuppa or visit a friend, especially if you know someone who is on their own.  It would be nice just to visit with a greeting card or take a special plate of food to them.  You don’t need to cook them something – a plate with cake or biscuits bought from the shop would be quite a treat for them.

Matthew Chapter 1 verse 21. It says: She will give birth to a Son and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.

*May God Bless You *

Here is a Recipe you may like to make for Christmas

Can you make a Basket of Flowers!

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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.

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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.

Rose in Pot Sketch

Here is a Poem for today:

Poem Pansy Flower

We also have a Recipe:

Garlic Sausage Rolls

Recipe is taken from my Recipe  Book:   
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Here is a Link below to the Recipe Book:

“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

* Hope you enjoy your day today *

Rose Bud

Here is my text for today:  Romans: Chapter 1 verse 16: For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ.

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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?

Donations

Any Donation however small will be greatly received towards publishing my Christian Books, Blogs, Cards, Paintings, Ministry etc., God Bless you and Thank you: Jessie.

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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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