Saturday, May 31, 2008
Calvary's The Reason Why
This will take you to the site where I store my songs, so you might want to listen to this by opening it in a new window. Just right click on the name of the song, open in new window and shrink it to the bottom. It will start to play automatically.
I love the colors and the little cat peeking out is just perfect...I have three cats and that was a little something she knew would please me,,,I love the butterflies and flowers too..Her stitching is wonderful on this.
I was saddened to learn that Dottie Rambo, the gospel legend and gifted writer went home to be with Our Lord on May 11, 2008 when her tour bus crashed into a roadside embankment in Missouri. She has always been my favorite songwriter and I will miss her.
I remember hearing her say that each song came from a journey she had to go through. She lived each word of her songs and she connected with others who understood. Walking with Jesus is not always easy but writers like Dottie Rambo, helped to make the journey a little bit easier.
There is a song titled “Come Spring” in which she sings of going to be with Jesus in Spring, and she did. The Gaithers did a lot of her songs...Here is a link to a beautiful song by Dottie.."Tears Will Never Stain the Streets of That City"..
I just know when they are all in bloom,,i have a long row of them, serving as a backdrop to the garden,,,they are going to be awesome. I am not much of a photographer but when something looks like this, you don't have to be. This one is not fully opened yet, but I thought it was so pretty. When the whole row blooms, I will post a picture.
My watermelon plants have little baby watermelons already and so do the cantaloupes...I planted "Bush Baby" watermelons since there is only the two of us, I didn't want big melons,,this is are just about right for two people to really pig out.. LOL
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
I love drying them, and having a fresh herbs right at your fingertips...I like sliced tomatoes with a little fresh chopped basil and olive oil in top...And of course, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme for dressings and stuffing. Rosemary also goes great with chicken.
I also have some lavender which I grew so I can make some lavender wands. I will put a pic of one of them on, so you can see what they look like...
Tomorrow we will pick our first ripe tomatos...and there will be plenty of green ones for greed fried tomatoes....BTW-One of my favorite movies.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
9 MINUTE FRESH STRAWBERRY PIE
4 cups halved strawberries
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
1/2 cup corn syrup
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 cup heavy cream
baked pie crust
In blender, process 1 cup fruit at high speed, for 30 seconds.
In a 2-quart saucepan, stir together cornstarch and water until smooth.
Add mashed fruit, corn syrup, and lemon juice.
Stirring constantly, bring to boil over medium heat and boil one minute.
Turn into bowl, cover surface with waxed paper to prevent a skin from forming.
Cool one hour. Fold in remaining fruit.
Spread cream on bottom and up sides of pie crust.
Fill with fruit mixture and level.
Chill 3 hours or until set.
*You can use peaches or blueberries or even blackberries but of course nothing beats fresh strawberries.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
The only problem,,when I went outside to plant my flowers,,,I ran into fire ants around the box,,I need to get some fire ant poison and get rid of them first..I don't like to use any poison around my garden but,,when it comes to fire ants, I will. Those things cause blisters..and can really hurt.
I decided to grow these large sunflowers at the back of my garden,,It takes a while for them to grow and bloom but I think it will be worth it...I can feed the birds and save some for my own use,. The seeds are so good for you. They are also beautiful so you get a lot of bang for your buck.
Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E, the body's primary fat-soluble antioxidant.
Friday, May 2, 2008
Little tomatoes, little squash, just about ready...Picked two nice cukes and some green onions this morning. The radishes are a little small but I needed to thin them anyway..I need to thin out the mustard so may try some of those in our salad tomorrow..
I am going to make cucumber salad. I Slice up the cucumbers with red onions and tomatoes and marinate in seasoned oil and vinegar. You can add a little sugar if you like. I usually add equal amounts sugar and vinegar and olive oil...Soooo good, especially if you are eating fresh from your garden.