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?

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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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Fig Jam is Yummy

Green Leaves

Well here we have a display of Green and White – mainly Leaves and a few White Blossoms.  They can look very nice on a dinning room table for a change instead of the more colourful ones that we usually like to have.

Maybe you would like to give it a go this week and find some interesting leaves on your trees or hedges, then just pop in a couple of flowers to make it look pretty.

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Here is a Fig Recipe:                                      Fig Jam

4 pound – Fresh Figs; 3 pound – Granulated Sugar, Strained Juice of 2-4 Lemons; half pint – Warm Water.

Use Figs when they are quite ripe, then the skins should be thin and the pulp juicy.  Cut off stalk and calyx ends, slice the Figs thinly or cut them into small pieces.  Put the fruit and water into the preserving pan and simmer gently until soft and pulpy.  Stir in the Lemon Juice, then the Sugar.  Bring slowly to the boil and boil moderately fast until a little of the preserve will set when dropped on to a cold plate.  While the jam is boiling stir frequently, to prevent it from burning.

Pot the Jam while it is still very hot and cover.

Figs Bunch

Drawing of Figs

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Here is a Poem for today:

Thoughts are Thoughts

 Fleeting thoughts come and go, Quickly they fade away.

Like a whisper they are gone like a breath of air.

Quickly some come, then are gone. Some never to come again.

Thoughts are words, words from the heart, thoughts from our minds.

We cannot snatch them back. Some very vivid, then gone like the wind.

Fleeting, Fleeting where has it gone? What did it mean, how will I know

if I cannot recall? It seemed so beautiful, a wonderful thought

and now it has gone and I know not where. If I could catch it back in the air what

a wonder that would be. But no, it has fleetingly brushed

through my brain like a soft brush of wings. A fleeting thought, makes us think and wonder.

Once I was young and the thoughts stayed longer.

But now I am old and they quickly seem to fade away.  I cannot recall them so easily –

So I call them Fleeting Thoughts. Let us treasure our thoughts while we may.

Many are precious, many are not and many are – Fleeting thoughts soft as a gentle breeze

 and then – They are gone.

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Proverbs: Chapter 4 verse 1:  says – Listen my sons, to a father’s instruction: pay attention and gain Understanding.

I hope you have a lovely day and find some Joy in what you can do today.

You may like to look at these Links:
http://www.praybibletruths.wordpress.com.
http://www.carnarvonartstudio.com.au

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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.

 

 

Can we do All Things?

Here is a lovely Basket of Flowers for Today

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When you look at this basket of Flowers it becomes obvious that no, we cannot do all things.  For instance however much we love these flowers, no way could we possibly make one.   Alright you may say that we can grow them, yes of course we can but we cannot make the seed that they grow from.

Do you realize that the life force of the plant or flower is really in that tiny little seed?  If you cut it open you still cannot see or alter the life of the seed.  When things were first made they were made to produce after their own kind.  For instance if you plant one of the seeds from the above Basket of Flowers it cannot grow into an Apple Tree, Oak Tree or any other sort of tree.  The seed from the flower will have to sprout and grow and produce an identical looking plant from the one you took the seed from.

This has happened from the beginning of Time –  the Time of Creation when all things were made.

When you  think of it, all these hundreds and thousands of years Animals, Fish, Plants, Trees even us Humans all have been producing after our own kind, none have evolved from an amoeba as Evolutionists believe.

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I thought I would put this Poem here today – because thinking of what is said above about Hundreds and Thousands of Years – Time is still much the same today, there is Morning and Night – Night and Morning – Dark and Light – Light and Dark, these you can see or understand.  Time on the other hand you cannot see or feel it is invisible but it is still real.  We know when it is time to get up from our sleep and when to lay down to sleep but you still cannot see the thing called TIME !!!

The above Poem is taken from one of my  books:

However you may like to see this book if you like Cooking.

Just click on the Link below:

“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

Here is a Bible Verse for today:  Philippians: Chapter 4 verse 13.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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That is good for us to remember each day in our everyday living.

Have a Lovely Day today with TIME to enjoy something nice for yourself.

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Let our Light Shine

Here is a lovely Basket of Flowers

 * I think this looks so pretty *

Mostly green leaves and some yellow Lantana but the Red Flower makes all the difference to the arrangement.

So when you make up a posy, vase or basket of flowers it is good to have a focal point sometimes, to make your arrangement look even more special.

Maybe today you could just do that as a treat for the room that you will be mostly

working or sitting in.

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What about a Recipe then ???

Here we are:- 

Stuffed Dates ………

Pitted Dates + Marzipan

Cut a small slice of Marzipan

and put into the opening in the Date

where the stone has been taken out.

Arrange on Platter.

Cover and keep cold in Fridge until needed.

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This is a very simple recipe and very, very tasty to share at a party with your drinks. !

A small slice of Cheese or Cream Cheese instead of Marzipan can be inserted into the dates.

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So let your light Shine in regard to arranging a lovely vase of flowers

or even with your cooking your light can shine.

Also in regard to your Hobby whatever it is – let it be seen and enjoy what you are doing.

* So when your light shines it can give pleasure to others*

Here is a Bible quote about the light:

Luke: Chapter 8 verse 16

“No one lights a lamp and hides it in a jar or puts it under a bed.

instead, he puts it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light.

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Today let us be like a lamp shining forth the light –

the love of The Lord Jesus.

Don’t let us be forever hiding the light that is in us.

Have a lovely Day

The above Recipe above is in this book:

“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate and Almond Biscuits

This is one of my Paintings of Roses.

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Instead of putting a photo of a Basket of flowers on this Blog – I thought you may like to see one of my “Oil” Paintings of these lovely Roses.  I think they look very pretty.

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Here is a Recipe for you to try:

Chocolate & Almond Biscuits

1 large Tbsp.-Nutella;  250g.-butter; 1 large Tbsp.-Soft Dark Brown Sugar. (Blend well together)

2Tbsp.-Milk; 1 large-Egg (Mix well again);

¾cup-Almond Slithers; 1½cups-Plain Flour (Mix to combine).

Put Teaspoons of mixture on baking trays, leaving room for them to spread while cooking.

Moderate Oven 15-20 minutes. Until cooked.

Leave to cool a little before taking off the tray.

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Now that our Winter is here:     –            it is nice to cook some different kinds of Biscuits (Cookies) and have with a lovely cup of Tea, Coffee, Cocoa or some other hot drink that you prefer for Morning or Afternoon tea.

It is good to share with a friend (or to invite a few friends) to share and taste your new Recipe.

  A casual Morning or Afternoon Tea for about an hour is probably very nice.  

Another thing could be to invite your friends to bring and share Biscuits (Cookies) that they have made, or to bring a new Recipe with them while tasting your latest creation.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Today is the Day that The Lord has made.  Let us Rejoice and be glad in it.

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Here is a small Poem that I specially like;

Little One

Little one Sleeping There  –Tender love divine.

Little one sleeping there  – Are you truly mine?

Has God given you to Me?  – Tender love divine.

Has God given you to Me?  – Yes, –  you’re really mine!

I hope you have a lovely Day Today

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maybe try out the Recipe Above.

Biscuits (Cookies) also make a lovely gift to take to a friend who cannot get out very often.

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The Recipe is in this book below if you like to have a look just click on the link.

This is an e-book and on Special until the end of July 2017

“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”