Tag Archive | Spring

A Taste of Spring

Earlier in the week, we had our 18th snow for winter 2013-14. This is very unusual for our corner of the world, but we are so very grateful for the moisture. The snowfall was quickly followed by a couple days of springlike weather with temps in the 60s. With melting snow, tulips pushing through the damp earth, and goldfish playing at water’s surface, I was tempted to get my hands in the dirt. However, I restrained because I know Mother Nature is a tease. Instead, I whipped up a taste of spring with a few new recipes.

The local grocery store has been getting in some beautiful, plump, sweet, juicy strawberries. We usually eat them fresh, whole, or sliced, dipped in chocolate or stirred into yogurt. This time I made Almond Cream Filled Strawberries. An easy snack, appetizer or dessert that looks a tad fancy for my farmer.

ImageSince I had whipping cream left over, I got brave and made some Grilled Pears with Honey Roquefort Whipped Cream. This was not as big of hit, and I will not be making them again.

ImageCold winds returned this morning. So while Hubby got a fire going in the wood stove, I made a batch of Bacon Grits for breakfast. What a delicious enhancement to plain grits! Of course, how can cheese and bacon not boost the flavor? We drizzled a bit of maple syrup to top it off.  This will definitely become part of our breakfast menu rotation.

ImageThe temperature is quickly dropping; wind is blowing tumble weeds south, and the fish are at pond’s bottom. Snow #19 is in tonight’s forecast, and a big mug of hot chocolate sounds very warming right now. A handful of lemons and limes are waiting for our next taste of spring. Monday is predicted to be in the 70s, and I’m already anticipating fresh squeezed lemonade or cherry limeade.

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SpRiNg ~ New Life

Spring is in the air! I know; I know. We just had a blizzard the beginning of the week. However, I have proof that Spring will soon be here!

seedsMr. Postman delivered my garden seeds!!

Oh! That didn’t convince you?  Maybe these pictures will.  I took them a few days before we got piles of blowing swirling snow.

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By the time the mud dries, I’m hoping it will be warm enough to plant my peas.  In the meantime, how about some good ol’ fashioned spring cleaning!? Take down the curtains and launder; use the extension handled duster to reach the cobwebs where wall meets ceiling, and pack away the last of the snowman decorations. If your Bible has been collecting dust while sitting on shelf or table, clean it off as well.  While you’re at it, take a moment to read and let God’s Word breath new life in you.

In the book of John, Jesus talks a lot about life. He says, “I came that you may have life and have it abundantly.” In John 14:6 Jesus says, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Towards the end of John, we are told why the many accounts of Jesus have been recorded.

These are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.   John 20:31

These are only a few verses from John, but I hope they are enough to cause you to read more about Jesus’ life and this new life found only through Him.

There are signs of Spring outside. Are there signs of Spring within you?

Spring: to come into being by growth, as from a seed or germ, bulb, root, etc.; grow with new life