Saturday, May 24, 2014

Robber's Cave Exploration!

Well since I got my new phone I've been busy taking photos and having fun with it! :)

I've also learned of Instagram... So fun! :D

We were on TV Thursday night, for the first time and recorded the show on Tuesday!

That was a very nice privilege and God truly worked it all out at the last minute.  We got the call Monday to be on the show.

The weekend right before that we had two gigs.  One in Bonham, TX. and the next in OK.  Like 40 minutes from Fort Smith, AR.
So ya, it was a needed little trip. We're so used to long and 'tiresome' ones (to me its more fun when they're long) that this was a nice vacation, and it was close enough we could relax!  And we didn't have to worry.   Also we found the Kaiamichi mountains there, and they're soo pretty!  Just like NC and CO rolled into one!   And so Mother teased us with, "Did you meet anyone there?  Its close enough!" :D

The mountains were just bumps along the flat lands, according to some of our family.  But it was lovely.  None the less.

We also found a 'robbers cave' state park there and that was beautiful!

Enjoy the photos.


God's beauty is just beyond words.  "He hideth my soul in cleft of the rock where rivers of pleasure I'll see!"

Thank Him,
Faith E. Grubb

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Scoby

So I've got that jar of pear sauce.
Its been growing kombutcha mushrooms (or scoby) on its own!  Here's one I 'caught' in the process!   It is soo amazing to see it grow and the reason I know it is a scoby, is the consitency and texture.  Those 'hard' white 'mounds' are the 'complete' part of the scoby.  But the other molds around it aren't as ready as they were.  :)

So to me, my conclusion is that scoby is made of tiny molds that form on top of whatever fruit you left out ;)  

And the amazing thing is that these wonderful scoby make the healthy kombutcha that works wonders!  Its #1 a great detox and we've found corn (GMO) gets Mel sick, but when she's sick kombutcha is the only thing that can help her go on... otherwise she's on the couch.  But needless to say she now avoids GMO stuff.   


Note the 'mound' just left of the center, and the bigger collection of 'mounds' to the top right corner.



Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Swamp Fox

Excerpt from "In God We Trust" Daily Devotional
by Dr. Richard G. Lee

Francis Marion (1732-1795), known as the "Swamp Fox", was the brigadier general serving in the South Carolina Militia during the Revolutionary War.  His volunteer force "Marion's Brigade" could assemble at a moment's notice, hit the British and Loyalist garrisons, and then disappear into the swamps, their base of operations.    After the war, Marion served in the South Carolina Senate for several terms.  Listen to this soldier's profound insight:

"Who can doubt that God created us to be happy, and thereto made us to love one another?  It is plainly written as the Gospel.  The heart is sometimes so embittered that nothing but Divine love can sweeten it, so enraged that devotion can only becalm it, and so broken down that it takes all the forces of heavenly hope to raise it.  In short, the religion of Jesus Christ is the only sure and controlling power over sin."

Thank God for men like this who stood up for God, their home, their state, our country and our freedom.  We are still enjoying the fruits of their hands, but if we don't do anything we will loose it.

His Girl,
Faith

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Coconut Cream Cake



This is basically a 'Busy Day Cake' recipe from my Great Aunt's 1940s Better Homes and Garden's cookbook.  And I put a whipped cream and coconut flack topping!
The whole family loved it, which surprised me as I put no coconut or coconut cream in the cake itself.

Here's the recipe.

Busy-Day Cake
375 degrees  30 minutes

4 tablespoons butter
1 3/4 cup flour
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 unbeaten egg
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Stir butter just to soften.  Sift in dry ingredients.  Add egg, 1/2 milk; mix till all flour is dampened.  Then beat vigorously 2 minutes.  Add remaining milk, vanilla; beat vigorously 2 minutes longer.

Bake in paper-lined pan in moderate oven (375') about 30 minutes.

I personally don't use wax paper.  So I heavily grease my pan (I usually use a pie pan) and forget the paper!


LET CAKE COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!  (About 30 to 40 minutes)

For the topping:
1 can of whipped cream
1 cup organic coconut flakes

In a desired pattern apply whipped cream all over top, cover it completely.  I did horizontal lines then one 'band' around the edge.
Then generously, yet evenly, sprinkle on coconut flakes.  You're done!

Cut and enjoy! GREAT with coffee, or hot tea.  Even in summer... or ice tea or wine if you're that type.


(Warning I DID make this cake way back at Christmas and haven't been able to post till now... sorry).