November 25, 2009

However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him"


1 Corinthians 2:9 niv

November 21, 2009

A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.


Proverbs 25:11 niv

November 18, 2009

International Cooking

So late last month a great chef I know shared an Afghan recipe with me. It sounded tantalizing and fun to try. So...

I started off by printing the recipe and making my own notes, including converting the measurements to things I could understand.

On to browning the onions. I desperately need more practice at this. All the years of cooking with onion powder has taken a toll. Then you add the cute little cubes of meat. We didn't use lamb, but beef. Tasted just fine. I'm sure you can substitute with other meats as well.

The carrots. The beautiful carrots. Tedious to cut up. I think making this on a large scale would require a better method for cutting. I should learn how to wield a knife like the chefs on tv and professional chefs.

:whack whack whack CHOP: Oh look! I only lost my thumb this time!!! lol
(This is fictitious and only an illustration least anyone think I have dismembered my hand at any point while cooking. )

Finished product...there are lots of steps in between, including adding cinnamon, that you can not read about because I lost the link and Mr. Amazing Chef hasn't been around much to ask. I will tell you my raisins didn't 'swell' like they were suppose to. Oh well. :) Life is too short to worry about swollen raisins.

I refrained from sharing the goodness with my siblings from fear of threats that would force on me a visit to remedial cooking school. They probably wouldn't have a piano there, so I don't want to risk it.


So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.


1 Corinthians 10:31

November 14, 2009

Ever feel like it's a


I was cleaning out the media department here at the house. I found a couple things, including an old record of our family from 2004. That was interesting. :) Also, was a audio recording of Bob Thompson and his time of ministry from Keene, NH. His voice is out of this world of course. He had several favorite songs it seemed, but here was one of them:

Praise God! The trials in life will come. Those 'dead ends' feelings will come. But we can PRAISE GOD through it all. I heartily agree I don't understand the tapestry from the back, but God is weaving those who love Him into a beautiful work.

But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.


Psalm 22:3 KJV

November 06, 2009

My first post of November is this post. It probably won't be my last. No.

I've been processing some wool fleece. It was desperately trying my patience as it has more straw and VM (veg matter) entangled in it then a bale of hay. LOL Just seems like it. But, I'm trying to decide how to make everything go a little faster. An ounce or two at a time is just ridiculous for the time I'm spending.

The wool prior to entering the mesh bag.

That's my pot all wrapped with a towel and a lid to keep the heat. The lid was amazing. The water temp was about 160 down to 143ish. The key is to keep the water temperate. Drastic drops will cause felting.

The mound of loveliness at the end.

Time consuming? Yes. We need to figure out a better method for washing.


We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Isaiah 53:6 niv