Sunday, July 29, 2012

God's Promise

The Rainbow

It rose out of the sea...

And set "someplace" on the other side.

We ran to the porch to see and remember God's promise...

12 And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant 
I am making between me and you and every living 
creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come:
 13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be 
the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 
14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth 
and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 
15 I will remember my covenant between me and you 
and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will
 the waters become a flood to destroy all life.
16 Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, 
I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant
between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”
17 So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the 
covenant I have established between me 
and all life on the earth.”  Genesis 9:12-17

God is good!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

American Pie

This year fall has come early at
the Provision Orchard!

Apples are all multiplying like rabbits! 

So today we set about turning this bowl of apples
into something hot, sweet and delicious!

 I used premade pie crust for this project!
(now I do have a recipe for flaky crust... but I 
found these at GFS and when I'm making
4 pies... these are just as yummy and much easier!) 

Then the fun begins... core, peel and

slice apples, until your fingers turn brown!
It take 10 cups of sliced apples for 2 pies!  

Add 1 cup of white sugar.
 (1/2 if you are making 1 pie)

Next, add 1/3 cup of flour.
(eyeball half of 1/3 cup for 1 pie)

Every good pie needs spice...
so add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and...
(1/2 teaspoon for 1 pie)
< notice my brown nails :-) >

1 teaspoon of nutmeg (I use all spice)
(1/2 teaspoon for 1 pie)

and finally some salt.
The recipe call for a dash,
 I used 1/2 teaspoon for two pies!

Mix it all together and
divide into two pie shells!

Top the pies with 2 tablespoons of butter each!

We love a good crumb topping!
1/2 cup of flour
1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
4 tablespoons of butter in a bowl.
(half all this for 1 pie)

Cut this mixture all together until
the butter is evenly distributed and crumbly!

Split this mixture between two pies!

Preheat the oven to 425!

To keep the edges of the crust from burning
I wrap them in tin foil.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

Nap... while you wait!

Remove the tin foil and bake for another 5 minutes
until edges are just brown and the apples are juicy!

Remove from the oven and
 deliver piping hot to the neighbors!

Most importantly....

I am linking up to Metamorphosis Monday!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Apple Pickin

I can vividly remember as a child loading
up in the car, making a drive to a neighboring town
to pick apples at a local orchard.

But never in my wildest dreams
did I believe that one day I would
get to harvest apples in my own back yard!

Today I picked apples....

From our orchard....!

The first two batches were made into yummy apple sauce
by my neighbor and a dear friend.

These are destined for delicious apple pies!

Thanks to God's glorious provision of 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Mapping It Out

I like knowing where I'm going....
But to do that....
it's sometimes best to see where I've been.

I've always enjoyed maps, in fact with the on set of GPS
I've found myself at a loss...
often sneaking a road map in the car
just so I can "see" the route I am on from
beginning to middle to end!

In 1974 the city I live in commissioned a map to be drawn
showing streets, zoning and boundaries.

We were so blessed to be left with copies of this treasure!

And a snip and a cut 
and a piece of the past...

has become art for the present!

And by dwelling on the past....
I can see just how far we've come!

I'm sharing this project at the following parties: