Friday, 24 July 2015

Asparagus Quiche






Ingredient:
  • 3 shallots diced
  • 1 cup diced sweet peppers
  • 2 cups bite size pieces of asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut oil
  • Pie shell (we used a purchased gluten free pie shell)
  • ¾ cup your favourite cheese


Directions:
  1. Sauté the shallots, peppers and asparagus in a frying pan for about 4 minutes and let cool
  2. In a bowl beat 2 eggs
  3. Add 1/2 cup milk (we used almond milk), 1 1/2 teaspoons Turmeric and 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  4. Spread evenly into your pie shell the cooled sautéed the vegetables
  5. Pour your milk and egg mixture over this
  6. Bake at 450°F until knife comes out clean


From our table to yours

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Bald Eagle Nesting in Captivity






On Wednesday normally there are no words and it is important to know that this majestic bird and her mate are  rescued birds unable to fly but a few feet.

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2015 twosnydergirls


Monday, 20 July 2015

Anchor yourself in breath



Slow down and take 10 deep breaths

This is a common re-frame that you hear people  tell someone who is about to lose their temper.  And all of us would benefit from stopping and taking 10 deliberate deep breaths a day. 

Through attention to our breath we become aware the life sustaining presence of air entering and leaving our bodies and we create a brief timeout from our busy lives.

We can anchor ourselves back into our bodies. 

This week stop in the middle of your day, close your eyes and take 10 deep anchoring breaths.  
Calm your mind, become aware of your body, your feelings and then open your eyes and become aware of what is around you.

Do this exercise with your (grand)children you will be amazed what happens.


Grandma Snyder
©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Sunday, 19 July 2015

For He Is Our Peace




In reading the lectionary scriptures for this week there were two that stood out and brought new insight.
 “He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.” Psalm 23: 3

The honor is not for me.


No promotion, no financial gain, no prestige, no honours at all are for me they are for God.  

The fact that Christians experience these blessing would mean that in all we have we  acknowledge God’s sovereignty over them.  How and what we do as a result of promotions at work, the money we earn/win/inherit, and our power both positional and personal would be at God’s direction, God’s leading through the Holy Spirit and in keeping with the direction Christ.

 "for he is our peace, who did make both one, and the middle wall of the enclosure did break down. Ephesians 2:14

This verse has been preached and does refer to the political and cultural wall between Jew and Gentile.  It can equally apply to the division in the lives of Christians who have a religious life and then live a secular life.

Paul and I went into volunteer service MCC  through our Mennonite Church we lived and worked service.  We were paid nothing for our time, and we lived with those we were serving.  For those two years we accumulated nothing for ourselves, we brought our clothing and put the rest (secular) of our lives into storage.  It was amazing, there was such freedom and we worked very hard.  It is a time in our life that we often long for and yet now we struggle to give up, pensions, health care, vacations, and the list goes on.

God is our peace in all things when “the middle wall” between our religious lives and our secular lives “of the enclosure [is broken] down” and all that we are and have is done on “the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.”  

This is the experience of Haven On Earth

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Caramel Bread Pudding

The smell of hot caramel sauce fills the house on a cold wet May Saturday.  Supper tonight is Caramel Bread Pudding a recipe found in Gr...