Sunday, January 30, 2011

Chocolate Cake with tea tonight

Psalm 145:17  The Lord is righteous in all His ways and kind in all His deeds.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Fun Shopping finds

This cute elephant teapot was just adorable

I was shopping for a clothes hamper and then this caught my eye  :)  

When I was in Cape May this past year there was a garden shoe on the front porch of the B&B we stayed in,  I just  loved it and when I saw these today I was so excited.  

This was the garden shoe on the porch in Cape May 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Miniature Silver Tea Set

I took these photos when I was visiting in NJ. The scenes below are actual rooms in a Castle set up in miniature, kitchen and dining room displays

The detail of the displays were so beautiful and the china was real 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Chicken Posole Soup "Tuesday Night Dinner Across the Miles"


  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1  teaspoon  dried oregano
  • 3/4  teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1/2  teaspoon  chili powder
  • 2  garlic cloves, minced
  • 1  (8-ounce) package prechopped onion and celery mix ( or 2 stalks celery, chopped, 1 large onion, chopped )
  • 4  canned tomatillos, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 2  (14-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium organic / natural chicken broth
  • 1  (15-ounce) can white hominy, rinsed and drained
  • 2  cups  chopped skinless, boneless cooked chicken breast
  • 1  tablespoon  fresh lime juice
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  black pepper
  • 1/2  ripe peeled avocado, diced
  • 4  radishes, thinly sliced
  • Cilantro leaves (optional)


1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oregano and next 4 ingredients (through onion and celery mix); sauté 2 minutes. Stir in tomatillos; cook 1 minute. Add broth and hominy; cover and bring to a boil. Uncover and cook 8 minutes. Stir in chicken; cook 1 minute or until heated. Remove from heat; stir in lime juice, salt, and pepper. Divide evenly among 4 bowls. Top with avocado and radish. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.

This was just an amazing dish!! Jolie found the recipe from "Clean Eating" and the only substitution I made was not using the tomatillos because we could not find them in our grocery store, my husband even went looking for me and they were no where to to found. As a substitute I used tomatoes that Jolie had canned this past summer from her garden, she had sent me the tomatoes for Christmas and this was the perfect time to use them I thought.   I have to say the Avocado, Radishes and Cilantro garnish are a MUST they add just an amazing flavor to this fabulous soup.  Please click Here to see Jolie's dish, I just can not say enough about it, it was that Yummy!! Thank you Jolie another winning recipe and awesome dinner!!   Just realized that I forgot to add the lime juice, so tomorrow when I have leftovers for lunch I am going to add the lime juice and see how the flavors compare =)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Isaiah 41:10 Nice read for today

So do not fear, for I am with you;   do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; 
   I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Flowers, puppies and Tea

This was a gift to my brother, he is ill and in the hospital
I really liked the Green Tea cups and square saucers, found at Tea Vana

This cast iron teapot was unique 

Monday, January 17, 2011

Warm Tea and Breakfast

It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. (Deuteronomy 31:8)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Chase made Dessert tonight

Proverbs 23:15-16
My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad; my inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak what is right.  

Friday, January 14, 2011

Cracker Barrel Finds

(Ephesians 4:32)  And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, just as God also in Christ forgave you.

These were salt and pepper shakers, just as cute as could be

I plan to get these for our patio 

 To cute to pass by

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I thought the saucer shape was unique on this tea cup I found in a tea shop in Orlando
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds … Great is our Lord, and mighty in power …” (Psalm 147:3)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tuesday Night Dinners across the miles are back

Tonights dish was Lemon Pancakes with Fresh Raspberry Sauce:

1 cup Raspberries
1/4 cup sugar + 2 Tlbs
1 Tlb lemon juice
1/2 cup non fat milk
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 (8oz) container plain fat-free yogurt
1 large egg
1 tablespoon canola oil

step One:  to make the raspberry sauce, combine the raspberries, 1/4 cup sugar and lemon juice in small saucepan and set over med. heat. Cook. stirring occasionally, until a chunky sauce forms about 6 min.

step Two: to make the pancakes, combine the flour, 2 Tlbs sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Whisk together the yogurt, milk, egg and oil in  a small bowl. Add the yogurt mixture to the flour mixture, stirring just until combined.

step Three: spray a nonstick griddle with nonstick spray and set over med heat. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle. Cook until bubbles appear and edges look dry.  Turn and cook until golden brown. Transfer the pancakes to a plate and keep warm. Repeat with the remaining batter to make a total of 12 pancakes. Serve with the sauce.

Jolie I am so happy we are brining back our Tuesday night Dinners. Click Here to see Jolie's dish

Monday, January 10, 2011

Polkadots and sunflowers

a Pier 1 Imports find

2 Samuel 22:29 

 You are my lamp, O LORD; the LORD turns my darkness into light.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Travel Teacup

Found this Wonderful Porcelain Travel Teacup at the World Market at the Avenue in Melbourne. It is perfect for the office too.  The doily it is sitting on was one of my Grammies.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Beach Tea

I have some lovely shells from our beach that I put in my Crystal Princess House Teapot. It sits on the pass through shelf from our kitchen to our dinner room. The Teapot cracked a few years back and I have not been able to use it since.  

Friday, January 7, 2011

Tea Leaves

I saw this Tea Pot and cups for green tea in the tea shop at the Florida Mall in Orlando, I thought it was so sweet how the tea cups sat on leaf saucers 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Favorite Verse Lamentations 3:22-24

Found this at Cracker Barrel, They have their Easter items out already, I think it will look so nice in the kitchen this coming Easter. My mum gave me the placemat it is sitting on. I sat it on the floor in our living room for it's photo shoot and just as I was clicking to get the shot clouds covered the sun a bit and cast the shadow through our blinds.  I liked how it looked though and decided to post as is.

22  The LORD'S loving kindnesses indeed never cease,  For His compassions never fail.  23They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. 24"The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "Therefore I have hope in Him."

Crystal Cream and Sugar

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sunshine Yellow

"clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience."
Colossians 3:12b

Monday, January 3, 2011

Little Blue Bird and Cabbage Teapot

This was a gift from my dear Nephew xoxo
Psalm 117:2 - For His lovingkindness is great toward us, and the truth of the Lord is everlasting.

Baby Blue

You can click on the photo's to enlarge them.
This teacup is just precious.. the baby blue color 
is lovely and the tiny roses are  more than pretty

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Teapot of the Month

My Hubby gave me a teapot Calendar and this is 
January's Teapot  :)    SWEET!!!

Happy New Year!

My Sister gave me this Beautiful Teacup for Christmas, I adore it and her very very much

Blessed is he who delights in the law of the LORD,
         And in His law he meditates day and night.
    Psalm 1:2