Tuesday, April 26, 2011

An apple a day

"Watch out and be on guard against all greed because one's life
is not in the abundance of his posessions" (Luke 12:15).

Fresh Mix-ins for your glass of Cold Lemonade

There is nothing more enjoyable than a glass of sweet tea or lemonade on a hot summer day.
Try some of these mix-ins with your lemonade this summer for a new twist on an old favorite!

1. fresh gingerroot and pear slices
2. sliced kiwifruit or honeydew slices
3. fresh mint and lime slices
4. crushed lemon drops and lemon slices
5. pureed watermelon, watermelon slices
6. fresh blackberries, sage leaves
7. cranberry juice cocktail and fresh cranberries
8. guava juice and papaya slices

Classic lemonade recipe:
In a large pitcher stir together 3 cups cold water, 1 cup lemon juice
and 3/4 cup sugar until sugar is dissolved.  Chill; serve over ice with
desired garnishes and mix-ins.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Perfect for Easter Brunch Buffet

Lime -Scented Mango-Strawberry Salad
from (allyou.com)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 cups trimmed, sliced strawberries (about 2 lb.)
  • 3 cups peeled, diced mangoes (2 to 3 large mangoes
  • 1. Combine sugar and 1/3 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until sugar has dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Stir in lime zest and juice; let cool to room temperature.
  • 2. Mix strawberries with mangoes in a large bowl. Add syrup and gently stir until well mixed. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until ready to serve.

  • YIELD: Serves 8

Thursday, April 14, 2011

An apple a day

~When times are good, be happy;
but when times are bad, consider:
God has made the one
as well as the other.~
Ecclesiastes 7:14

If any of us live long enough, we will experience bad days,
but rejoice, for God has a purpose for the bad days, just
as he does the good.  Remember:  Your "bad" day will
pass and sunshine is just around the corner!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

An apple a day

VERSE OF THE DAY (NLT) - Romans 5:6-8

When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us
sinners. Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though
someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. But God
showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still

Monday, April 4, 2011


Stop, look, and see
all the beauty of God's creations.

photo by Freida

An apple a day

VERSE OF THE DAY (NLT) - Ephesians 1:7

He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his
Son and forgave our sins.