Friday, 28 August 2015

Grandma's Rhubarb Custard Pie

This is an old family recipe that we are sharing with you this week.

  • 1 precooked pie shell
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups rhubarb chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 maple syrup divided
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 of a teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs separated
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup sugar

  1. Slowly cook the rhubarb in a saucepan with the butter and water until the rhubarb is cooked.
  2. Mix the 2 tablespoons cornstarch in the almond milk until a smooth paste is formed.
  3. To the paste add the two egg yolks and mix.
  4. Add this mixture to the rhubarb in the sauce pan plus the salt.
  5. Cook until the pie filling has thickened.
  6. Add to precooked pie shell
  7. Whip the egg whites and sugar into a meringue and top the pie
  8. Finish the pie in the oven under the broiler until the meringue peaks turn brown.
  9. Let the pie cool on the counter top until the meringue has cooled to prevent it from pulling away from the pie crust.
  10. Chill and serve.


From Our Table to Yours

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Crocheting The 2015 Sky

July 2015

A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky
A boat beneath a sunny sky.
Lingering onward dreamily
In an evening of July
Children three that nestle near,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Pleased a simple tale to hear
Long has paled that sunny sky:
Echoes fade and memories die:
Autumn frosts have slain July.

Still she haunts me, phantomwise,
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes.

Children yet, the tale to hear,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Lovingly shall nestle near.

In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by,
Dreaming as the summers die:
Ever drifting down the stream
Lingering in the golden dream
Life, what is it but a dream?
~ Lewis Carroll

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Sunday, 23 August 2015

We will serve the Lord

A Christian woman setting up at a church bake sale was approached by a stranger.  The woman smiles in greeting and says “Hello”.  The stranger smiles back and replies “Your church sign isn't up yet what kind of Christian are you?  “Well” the woman says putting down a package of butter tarts “the best person to answer that question would be my neighbours.”

What would your neighbours, the people living to the left and right of your home say to the question “What kind of Christian is (your name)”

Do they know you and your household are Christian?

Do you know what their needs, worries and joys are?

Do you know their names?

Ephesians 6:18 commissions those who follow the Christian path to  
“Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”

Our neighbours are the Lord’s people as are the people we work with, the clerk at the variety store, you get the idea.

As parents and grandparents ask yourself this question:

What kind of Christian do my (grand) children know me to be?

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Going to seed

Four images of a palm going to seed. Grandma Snyder ©twosnydergirls