With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: 7/22/12 - 7/29/12

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Think on These Things ~ Faith

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you
1 Peter 5:7

Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall
Psalm 55:22

I saw this acrostic for FAITH on my friend, Deb's blog, Jeremiah 29:11, and love the simple reminder that God never intends for us to be weighed down by concerns.

1 Peter 5:7 is one of John's favorite Bible verses.  He is better at forwarding than I and he sometimes reminds me to put on the shield of faith.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Peach Chutney

Seeing several recipes for zucchini on friend's blogs prompted me to make some too. Instead of my usual ketchup topping, I wanted something fruity and sweet. I came up with a Peach Chutney with a mild kick.
Peach Chutney
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 1 hour

6 cups peeled peaches (8-10 medium), cut into 3/4-inch chunks
2 cups sugar
1-2 tsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 cup white vinegar
1 medium red onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup Craisins
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 -1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/8 tsp. celery seed
1 garlic clove, minced

Combine sugar, vinegar and lemon juice in a 6 quart pot and bring to a simmer, stirring as the sugar dissolves.
Add the remaining ingredients.  Simmer, uncovered, until slightly thickened, 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Monday, July 23, 2012

a wee project

Keeping up with family gatherings and general summer yard work and responsibilities has kept me from working on many projects but we did manage a small shelf at the end of the cabinets in the kitchen. 

And as you know...
If you give a shelf a coat of paint
you begin touching-up those little nicks on the doors
which makes you notice the tiny chips on the trim work
that in turn, highlights the dings in the surbases
that brings attention to the scratches in the foyer
that magnifies the grime around the handle on the front door
then reminds you the shelf needs a second coat of paint...

 So here is the little shelf that stared it all.
My project was twofold.  I wanted to add a little interest to the end of the cabinet and, since I often serve from this counter top, I knew a little shelf would give added space for glasses or utensils. We had the wood  scraps and brackets in the garage and came up with a simple design.
 A little decorative and functional shelf
Click link to take a peek at the painted cabinet process we did about ten years ago.


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