Friday, 19 June 2015

Summer Vegetable Salad

While on vacation we were served a salad that became the inspiration for this salad.  We started by adapting a vinegar cold slaw dressing and then taking inspiration from our restaurant meal we started to add vegetables.  While we have called this dish a Summer Vegetable Salad as it uses canned vegetables it would work just as well as a winter salad.

  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • ¾ cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 sweet pepper chopped
  • 4 sticks of celery chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 cup pimiento chopped
  • 1 can peas drained
  • 1 can chick peas drained
  • I can French cut beans
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

  1. Bring the sugar, vinegar and oil to a boil, stirring to prevent burning once sugar is dissolved set aside to cool.
  2. Mix all of the other ingredients together in a bowl with lid.
  3. Add cooled dressing and let the ingredients marinate in the dressing in the fridge overnight.

Note: this salad will for up to five days in the fridge. 

From Our Table To Yours

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Monday, 15 June 2015


What if we started each day with the same excitement and expectation of discovery as a child on the first day of school.

If we rose each morning knowing the day before us held discovery, learning, new opportunities.

Today take time to discover the newness of the routes you will travel.

Be curious about the people you work with, seek out what you can learn from them.

Be mindful of each moment and what there is to be discovered in it.

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Firmly Rooted

The majestic trees spoken of this in verse grow in soil that is less than fertile, they grow slowly, stand tall and strong against the weather. 

When younger this verse held no significance other than that of poetic verse.  Now I understand the imagery anew, it describes spiritual growth. 

Being spiritually alive is easy when surrounded by mountain top experiences, in soil rich with awareness of God, and surrounded by others alive and vibrating with enthusiasm for their God.

And while our lives are interspersed with these moments we live the majority of time in soil devoid of these experiences, in places of work where the spiritual is no longer welcome, at school where the religious is deemed inappropriate and in neighbourhoods where places of worship are closing down.

Like the palm and the cedars of Lebanon our spiritual maturity is slow and occurs for the most part in soil lacking spiritual nutrients. 

Yet we grow tall and strong standing against the weather firmly rooted in the knowledge of our God and our place in Heaven.  In our spiritual maturity, rooted in the knowledge of God’s love we are equipped to meet the demands of old age, patient with ourselves and excited for the zeal of the young.

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2014 twosnydergirls  

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