Summer Salad

This is a recipe that my dear neighbour and friend gave to me a few years back. He is no longer with us, having left this earth after getting cancer. I really miss him. He was a loving jokester who at first was rough around the edges but in the end he could wear any … Continue reading “Summer Salad”

This is a recipe that my dear neighbour and friend gave to me a few years back. He is no longer with us, having left this earth after getting cancer. I really miss him. He was a loving jokester who at first was rough around the edges but in the end he could wear any one down with his kind heart, and wonderful sense of humour :)

We were always sharing food. He called me meals on wheels because after his diagnosis I would take him and his wife dinner every night. He did all the cooking up until then. He was a wonderful cook and introduced, or should I say, made me eat things I would have never tried :)

He made the best vegetable soup I have ever ate in my life. It took me a quite a bit of prodding to get that soup recipe from him. He said it was his secret recipe. I thought he was pulling my leg as he often did. After his funeral, his kids were talking about that soup, and how he would never give any one his “secret” recipe.  I have honoured that and always kept it a secret too. Although when I make it I will carry some to his wife. She is a wonderful caring, giving person. God blessed me with these neighbours :)

This “Summer Salad” is another recipe that he gave me. I have kept it in his hand writing, the way he gave it to me. It always makes me feel close to him to see his handwriting.

I promised Diana that I would post it for her. Since this is not one of his “secret” recipes,  I am sure he won’t mind. 793CBAAB-DF9E-48DA-9A3D-6E76CC5CC162

 

The Barnabas Award

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The beautiful blessing of a woman Gail over at Gail Loves God nominated me for The Barnabas Award. Gail is amazing, supportive, and loves the LORD. If you haven’t met Gail hop over and click around. You will be blessed. Thank you Gail for thinking of me :) God loves you and so do I :) :)

The way this works:

Thank the person who nominated you, and share their blog.

Think of five bloggers that encourage and inspire you and nominate them.

List five things about yourself.

Lastly, ask your nominees five questions. Why five? Because is the number that signifies grace.

5 things about myself:

1. I am a child of God
2. I love reading the King James Bible :) it is like poetry to me
3. Tiramisu is still my favourite, and so is Diana, me love :)
4. I love to cook/bake and have been venturing out into new different kinds of food. Mainly because of the a couple of food blogs I follow, like Megala at Megala’s Kitchen and Sophie at Foodzesty There are also blogs I follow that share recipes although they aren’t officially “food” blogs.

5. I got a passport, and I really want to travel, LORD willing :)

The questions:

1. Who in your life is your biggest encourager? God, of course. What are we without Him?

2. How do you see yourself as being an encouragement to others? I have never seen myself as an encourager. 

3. When was the last time someone gave you words of encouragement? My sister, yesterday. It had to do with the work I am doing here to the house. 

4. When you are down, what encourages you to get back up and keep pressing on? God’s Word. I mean really, it always pushes me, shows me others have been through the same if not worse. God shows me through it that He is present at all times. He will be my strength, and giver of all that I need to get me through whatever this world can throw at me. 

5. Who was your greatest encourager when you first accepted Christ? I don’t care how this sounds but Jesus. I was a child when I got saved. And Jesus is what I looked to, wanted to be like, and strived to please. I wanted to know what He thought about situations, not what others told me He would want me to do. There was a period in my life where I wasn’t close to the LORD but it was that faith in Jesus, and His love for me that kept me from falling of the deep end. 

I think every one who is reading this is an encourager, and well deserving of The Barnabas Award :) So, consider yourself nominated.

As always, I only have one question:

1. If your Lord and Saviour was to return at this very moment, what are you doing right now? 

Thank you again Gail for thinking of me.

LORD, thank You for blessing everyone reading this :)

 

 

 

Beautiful Day

I didn’t know what else to title this post other and what I had, which was a beautiful day. Hubby and I were blessed enough to be able to take a drive to Savannah, and enjoy some of the goodies it has to offer.

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This is our favourite place in Savannah to eat sushi. They have hibachi which is superb but this trip we just had an appetizer we had not tried, and sushi.

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Of course they always bring you a complimentary spring roll. These are always so hot you have to wait for them to cool down to eat. I always burn my tongue because they are so good, it’s hard to wait :) You can also order these as an appetizer too.

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Our Beef Tataki, which we had never had before. It was worth the try. The meat was perfect. It sat on a bed of cucumber strips and delicious sauce.

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The main course. An Angel roll, and Savannah roll. Two of our favourites.

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Here’s a view from the other side, really showcases that Savannah roll.

When we finished our sushi we were off to our next stop, another one of our favourite spots to stop and have dinner or just a delicious dessert :):)

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They have one of my favourites….

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I could live off of Tiramisu, especially when it is this freshly made…so…good.

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I love that they give you tablespoons to eat the Tiramisu with. They know it’s that good, and you will want the tablespoon.

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We didn’t want to be wasteful :):) and made sure to eat everything short of the plate :)

I pray you enjoyed our beautiful day.

God Bless you :):)