50 Great Books for Women

50 Great Books for Women

I love reading a good book! A good, old-fashioned, paper page-turning type of book…  sorry Kindle fans! There’s something so invigorating about the smell and feel of a real book! It awakens my mind, makes me excited even before I’ve read the first sentence! Curling up on a comfy chair with a cup of tea…

How to Preserve Fresh Apples Slices with Sea Salt

How to Preserve Fresh Apples Slices with Sea Salt

Have you ever cut up a beautiful apple only to return a few minutes later to find it completely discolored and brown? That’s because once its inside has been exposed to oxygen it ends up producing melanin (the brown stuff you see) to protect itself. You can find a more detailed explanation here, and here‘s a fun…

35 Questions to Deepen Your Spiritual Fellowship

35 Questions to Deepen Your Spiritual Fellowship

  Fellowship Fellowship has got to be one of the most important parts of healthy church life. I’ve been in many churches throughout my life and it seems that, most of the time, the church is either thriving or not based on that one simple element: fellowship. Obviously there are other important considerations as well.…

Raw Fresh Fruit Cheesecake Tart

Raw Fresh Fruit Cheesecake Tart

“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”… “It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…” ~Francis Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden) I am a lover of Spring. The smell of wet earth, green things growing, crocuses and daffodils popping their cheery faces out of the snow……

Wild and Sweet: Chocolate Gingerbread Christmas Cake

Wild and Sweet: Chocolate Gingerbread Christmas Cake

“I heard the bells on Christmas Day, their old, familiar carols play, and wild and sweet the words repeat of peace on earth, good-will to men!” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Christmas is one of those times of the year when I just feel giddy, like a little girl again. I think it’s the twinkle of the lights…

Simple Cranberry Sauce

Simple Cranberry Sauce

“There are four unbroken rules when it comes to Thanksgiving: there must be turkey and dressing, cranberries, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie.” ~ John Hadamuscin Cranberry sauce has NOT always been my favorite. I’m pretty sure the only way I can remember having it is the jellied kind that plops out of the can and jiggles…

Sweet Potato Chili

Sweet Potato Chili

“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves. We have had our summer evenings, now for our October eves. ” Humbert Wolfe I couldn’t describe better how the weather was for our weekend of camping. It was cold. It was windy. There were leaves everywhere. It seemed as though the minute it…

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