Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Proverbs 31:30

Love the word“Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.”

So many woman have forgotten this verse. we often get caught up in the bright lights, flowing yards of fabric, sparkles and pleasure and forget it will all pass away. The beauty within us is what last.

To God be the glory.

Beth Joy

Monday, August 29, 2011

Water and Raindrops

When Bekah started photography she just loved finding Lady bugs and taking tons of pictures of them.. it was kind of funny to see her out in the yard chasing a lady bug. Well, I don’t have a obsession with Lady bugs but I am close to having one with raindrops… silly but true! I just love water. I love the way the raindrops drip off the flower petals or slide off the vegetables in the garden. Rain is truly a blessing and that is part of the reason I love taking so many pictures of it! Today, I want to share with you some of the pictures I have taken of it.

First, one of my favorites… The beautiful Lilies that grace our garden.

Tiger lilly and rain drops

Watermelon…one of my favorite fruits…and RAINDROPS! Does it get better?

watermelon and raindrops

I do love sunflowers too.. such bright and colorful flowers. I can’t help but smile when I see them!

fluffy sunflower

Now, don’t you agree? Raindrops and flowers have got to be one of the best blessings!

To God be the glory…

Beth Joy

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Artichoke Spinach Dip

artichoke dipOne of my favorite dips that my grandma makes for me is artichoke spinach dip. I often hear people complain about artichokes or spinach but I think that they just don’t realize what they are missing out on!

I decided to make artichoke spinach dip to go along with lunch. I found a recipe, thought it sounded good, didn’t like all their ingredients so I threw that out the window and made up my own  (that is the way I come up with most of my recipes).

Artichoke Spinach Dip:

1 cup grated Raw milk Cheddar cheese (#CH063)

1 pkg. thawed spinach (#FG453)

24 oz. canned artichoke heart (#GY686)

3 cloves of minced garlic (#QP324)

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated finely (#CH028)

1/2 Mozzarella cheese (#CH185)

1/2 tsp. Salt (#BP064)

1/2 tsp. Pepper (#HS263)

Now your going to love this… Simply mix together all your grated chesses, garlic… and everything else and pop in the oven at 400 for 20-25 minutes or until all the cheeses are melted down nicely. I love this dip on pretty much anything but tortilla chips (#SN156) or veggies are perfect for this!

I hope you all enjoy this as much as my family did!

Until my next kitchen creation…

Beth Joy

Monday, August 8, 2011

Artichoke Spinach Dip

artichoke dip

Another kitchen creation! A recipe coming soon, go to Smile

Monday, August 1, 2011

Cherry Blessings

With cherries at the peak of their season and Azure picking 5000 lbs. a day, I decided to start using them! Tonight, we made a delicious cherry pie made from organic cherries and whole ingredients. This was actually my first time using almond flour and I really like the way it looks so far. We are enjoying reaping the blessings of these cherries. We have enjoyed sharing them too!

Here are some  pictures. Smile

Cherry Pie

Our sunny little Rainer cherries! Sunny Cherry

The delicious Bing cherries! They also have the nasty habit of disappearing…

Bing Cherry


To God be the glory.

Until our next chat….

Beth Joy