Thursday, November 17, 2011

 Little Clara loves to sit on our laps and play or read.  We love that!

 This past week Maggie made 5 Layer Greek Dip.  It was delicious.  The recipe is a cinch...hummus, then tomatoes, black olives, green peppers, cucumbers, feta (we used goat feta) and dill.  We got the recipe from here.  I had to add the picture of how our dip was supposed to look:-) 
 This afternoon Allen, Lizzie, and I made a quick stop at Apple Basket store and saw this weird antique.  Anyone know what it is?  Added later:  It's an antique egg poacher!  I googled "antique egg poacher photo" and saw many wonderful examples.

 The handle moves and lifts the three rings.  There are little drain holes on the bottom part.  It sure has our curiosity!
 Speaking of curiosity...Maggie and I went to Silver Springs yesterday for her acupuncture appt...and as we were sitting at a light, we came up with the sudden inspiration to see what this store is all about.
 We're always on the lookout for hard-to-find ingredients.  We didn't buy anything...but we sure had fun looking!
 This "Special Gunpowder" is actually green tea!  I'm not sure why it's called gunpowder.
 This is yam powder or flour.  We also saw lots of casava flour. 
We were walking down the aisle when there was a strong fishy smell.  I turned around and saw all the refrigerators full of dried fish and eels...and some other unidentifiables...but best left unidentified!  Yuk!

Last weekend our church had special evening services (Sat thru Mon) with BJU evangelist Mike Shrock preaching.  His sermons were based on II Peter 1:4-8.   

"Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.  And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Each of the young men represented the seven characteristics we should be adding to our faith.  As usual, Mike Shrock was very energetic and kept us entertained while teaching Bible truths.  He is already scheduled to return next year.

The first three days of this week were wonderfully warm and sunny...but today the weather has turned cold and rainy.  We are thankful for our fireplace.  Tomorrow we will be cleaning diligently in preparation of hubby's homecoming...and Anna's get-together.

Just one note:  To all my friends to whom I recommended  I apologize for my recommendation.  I enjoyed three days of collecting wonderful ideas and recipes...but since then that website has had profane and obscene pictures.  I'm not sure why it changed so drastically, but I'd support anyone who wanted to start a godly pinterest! 

Many blessings ~ Kathie


Deb said...

Kathie ~ a big thank you for the warning on pinterest. I've seen some beautiful photos and just really wanted to do it, but I knew we didn't want to join facebook. Just this week a lady told me that I could do pinterest by joining twitter but didn't have to do anything else...and that would allow me to have a pinterest account. My husband wasn't convinced, but I couldn't understand what would be wrong with that. Well, I will have to copy and paste your last paragraph and email it to him and tell him I was wrong for not believing him to begin with! I agree...I'd love a godly pinterest!

Mary Stephens said...

I believe gunpowder tea is called that because it resembles gunpowder in appearance - maybe old time gunpowder. I'm not sure if it still looks like that as I'm not familiar with loose gunpowder. :-)

Kathie said...

Mary ~ You are correct! I googled gunpowder tea...and it is so named because it resembles old-time gunpowder pellets. Wikipedia has a nice picture of what the tea should look like.

I learn something new everyday!