Friday, 19 February 2016

Cassava Cake Grandma Snyder's Way

We have walked by yucca root in our local grocery store for over a year now without giving it a second glance until we came upon one on the floor having rolled off the shelve. 

After a brief discussion and a bite of googling we decided to purchase one root and make fry it like French Fried potatoes.  However once home we stumbled upon recipes for Cassava Cake and changed our culinary direction.

Here is our version of Cassava Cake we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

  • 2 cups grated yucca/cassava
  • 2 1/2 cups liquid 1 can coconut milk 1 can condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 cups grated coconut 1/2 used in batter the other sprinkles on top
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cardamom
  • Pinch of salt

  • Mix all the ingredients together keeping out 1 cup of coconut
  • Pour into a cake pan lined with a parchment paper sling
  • Bake at 375 degrees F for one hour or until knife inserted comes out clean
  • This is important let cool at least one hour before eating

From Our Table to Yours 

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2016 twosnydergirls

Tuesday, 16 February 2016


Well today was one of those days that I wish I was 5 years old again so I could just let go and act out my disappointment.

You know what I mean - stomping around leaving in my wake kicked over chairs, broken up puzzles, and deliberately spilling my milk.

I want to lay down in the middle of the store and kick and scream for no other reason than I am disappointed and everyone should know it.

Breath Grandma

Ok, I have a hold of myself now, and no one but you will ever know I have had a tantrum, because it has taken place in my head and on paper.

It is important that we allow our inner child to exercise emotionally sometimes, not in the real world but in our heads, if you journal on paper and when alone out loud.

My disappointment is not earth shattering, on the scale of life events it is really rather minor except my inner child is disappointment that she will not get to play, play with her baby sister.

Do you acknowledge your inner child?

What do you do when he or she just needs let lose?

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2016 twosnydergirls

Monday, 15 February 2016

Be Happy In The Moment

Taking time off work, to relax, decompressed, to travel and see new thing is the entitlement of the modern day employee.  We work in high stress, high pressure, jobs and do not give it a second thought because we get to go on vacation!

We will put in extra hours of work robbing from our family and personal time so we can take an even more expensive vacation, to relax.

Does the vacation live up to all the expectation, possibly?

Have you relaxed in proportion to the stress that was accumulated in the process of earning the vacation, No!

Instead of putting in hours of stress in the hopes of a great vacation, be happy in every moment because the moment we have right now is the only moment we have and need, to be alive and happy.

Spend moments with your children instead of work, families do not need vacations, your family needs your  moments spent with them, not more.

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2016 twosnydergirls 

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Believe in your heart

We are Canadian yet our ancestors called another country, another continent home.

Our's is an immigrant's story. 

We grew up hearing stories of war, starvation, fear, of prayers for help in troubled times and of how Canada became the earthly high tower of God's love.

Stories of how our ancestors put their trust in the Canadian Mennonite church their earthy embodiment of God's love.

Our ancestors believed in their hearts and had blind faith the love of God and this is the foundation upon which today we believe in the love and protection of God. 

Does God's protection mean that human tragedies will pass us by, no!  
Does God's protection mean rescue from earthy hardship, no!  

My grandfather said it best, "God protects my hope, my joy, my love from earthly pain and war.  And through hope, joy and love I always am close to love of my Creator I am never alone!"

The Deuteronomy passage asks us to know our ancestral stories to know the hand of God in lives of our ancestors lives, to understand the path of faith that was followed to today.   

Faith not in humanity but  in God's faithfulness to us. 

Believe in your heart the faithfulness and love of God and know that your story today will become the ancestral story of those yet to be born.

What will the path your leave for your descendants look like?

Where will it lead?

Grandma Snyder

 ©2013-2016 twosnydergirls 

Lectionary readings Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Psalms 91:1-2, 9-16, Romans 10: 8b-13, Luke 4:1-13

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