28 April 2011

Chefy's Rules: One

I wanted to share with you some creations I have had in the kitchen of late. 'Chefy' (who I shall be talking about a lot from now on) has been teaching me to make these beautiful eats.

Hot cross buns just in time for Easter. These were perfectly light and fluffy inside. Coated with a divine spiced syrup.

Prior to delights with buns, my long ago wish to one day make a wellington was granted with one that turned out as delicious as ever I could have dreamed!

As I enjoy my lessons with Chefy, I will be aiming to share our creations, and one of Chefy's rules each post here with you. Cause Chefy knows best!

Rule One: Lets keep it simple... NEVER cook in a cold pan.

Have a lovely week food lovers,

22 April 2011

He Died For Me

"I saw one hanging on a tree,
in agony and blood;
He fixed His languid eyes on me,
as near His cross I stood.
Sure, never till my latest breath,
can I forget that look;
It seemed to charge me with His death,
tho' not a word he spoke.
My conscience felt and owned the guilt,
and plunged me in despair;
I saw my sins His blood had spilt
and helped to nail Him there.
Alas! I knew not what I did -
but now my tears are vain;
Where shall my trembling soul be hid?
For I the Lord have slain.
A second look He gave which said,
"I freely all forgive;
This blood is for they ransom paid,
I die that thou may'st live."

Oh can it be upon a tree the Savior died for me?
My soul is thrilled, my heart is filled,
to think He died for me!
-Edwin Excell-

A day to reflect on a sacrifice made that changed this world and the next for all eternity.
Growing up, knowing why we celebrate what was the saddest day the world will ever see, there have been times when I can hardly conceive of this love and mercy God extends to me.

Today Christ was crucified for my sins,
Today Christ lifted my burden,
Today Christ took my place,
Today Christ paid it all.

I will never be worthy of this gift, however I will be eternally grateful.


04 April 2011

Come Fly With Me

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE surprises?!

My Boo gave me instructions to meet him early (before sparrow's fart early) for something special he had planned for us. My family all knew of what this adventure entailed, I was left totally in the dark except for orders to bring my camera and not to be late.

Cam told me only minutes before walking into the hotel where we were to meet with the pilots who would be taking us in a balloon carried basket. Excitement levels were too high for that hour.

I felt like I was in a scene from the Wizard of Oz, where the wizard floats off alone at the end.

My love for the sky and being up above the ground is ever growing. It is were I feel much closer to Heaven. Not because it is higher, rather because it is peaceful and somehow makes me forget of the ugly ways of man.

Never has my camera shot that many photos in such a short time, so I hope you won't mind me sharing a few here with you. (I'm still on cloud 99)

Fly high dear Dorothy's, you never know when the next adventure will be upon you.