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Friday, May 31, 2013

Organic Rye With Caraway Seeds


1 1/8 Cups Organic Milk
2 Tablespoons Coconut oil or Organic Butter 
1 1/2 Tablespoons Molasses
1 1/2 Tablespoons Raw Sugar
1 1/4 Teaspoons Celtic Sea Salt
1/2 Cup Organic Whole Wheat Flour 
1 3/4 Cups Organic Bread Flour
3/4 cup Organic Rye Flour
1 1/8 Tablespoons Caraway Seeds 
2 Teaspoons Dry Yeast 


Warm milk, molasses and  butter or oil until warm on your inner wrist but not hot.  Add raw sugar and stir well.  Pour into a large mixing bowl and sprinkle your yeast on top.  Let set.
In a large bowl mix together flours and salt and Caraway seeds.  Slowly add this to your milk mixture
with your mixer or by hand.  Knead well.  Place in a clean oiled bowl and cover with a light cloth or apron.  Put the bowl in a warm place away from drafts.

Let rise until it is doubled in size.  Remove from bowl and knead for another 5 minutes and then make a loaf shape and place into an oiled loaf pan.  Cover again with a light cloth and place in a warm place away from drafts. When the dough has risen well place in a 350 degree F. preheated oven and bake for 25 min.

When done pull out of the oven to cool about 15 minutes.  Turn out of the pan and onto a rack to finish cooling or just enjoy hot. :)

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Organic Berry Trifle


1 Organic Angel Food Cake 
1 Half Container Fresh Organic Strawberries 
1 Container of Fresh Wild Blackberries (or store bought 

Angel Food Cake 

Cake Ingredients:

1 1/2 Cups Powdered Organic Sugar 
1 Cup Organic Sifted Pastry Flour
1 1/2 Cups Free Range Egg Whites (11-12 Large Eggs)
1 1/2 Teaspoons Cream of Tartar 
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Organic Sugar 
1/4 Teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt


Sift together powdered sugar and flour together twice. In a large bowl beat egg whites, cream of tartar, Vanilla, and salt until you get soft peaks. Slowly add organic sugar about two tablespoons at a time until stiff peaks appear. Place one-quarter of flour mixture back in your sifter and sift over eggs. Fold in by hand gently. Repeat this for the rest of the mix. Pour into an ungreased bundt pan. Bake on your lowest rack at 350 degrees about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and invert pan. Cool completely. Serves 12. 



1 Small Container Organic Heavy Cream 
Stevia Drops (to taste)
1 Teaspoon Vanilla


Take beaters and bowl and put it in the freezer until cold. Put Stevia drops into the cream to taste. Put it in a bowl and beat on high until stiff peaks appear. 



Cut up angel food cake and strawberries. Layer Cake, berries, blackberries and whipped cream. Top off with berries and whipped cream.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Social Howdy Doo's ~ Cottage Charm Part 5

 Social Howdy Doo's

Introductions can be awkward at best and here is a rule of thumbs which by no means exhaustive. So let us help you navigate your way through them.

Related Post: Cottage Charm 6 - Playtime Manners -

  • First, a child or younger person should always be introduced to an elder as Mr. Mrs. so and so. 
  • Second, a gentleman should be introduced to a lady.
  •  Third a person of lesser status should be introduced to a person of higher status.
  •  Also during introductions, you should use a persons title such as doctor or pastor etc.


Monday, May 20, 2013

Cowgirl Cookies

We made these tasty treats for our equine event that we were supposed to cater, but sadly it got rained out. So we had to suffer through keeping them.  Weep for us...really. :)
1 1/3 Cup Organic Flour
1 Teaspoon Non-Aluminum Baking Powder 
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda 
1/4 Teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt 
1 Cup Organic Raw Oats 
3/4 Cup  Sundrops a healthy alternative to M&M or
 1 Cup Raw Sugar 
1/3 - 1/2 Chopped Nuts (We used pecans)
Stir together all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Then add:
1 Slightly Beaten Organic Free Range Egg
1/2 Cup Slightly Melted Organic Butter
1 Teaspoon Vanilla 

Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Gently mix together use your fingers if you have to (Oh what a waste *wink*) Pinch pieces off of the dough and roll into balls. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
Good luck keeping people out of the M&M's

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Charm Class Part 4 ~ Manners In Public Places


Why Is That Clothing Rack Screaming?

There is not much that is less desirable than a stroll in a store on a Saturday afternoon with screaming little ones tearing across your grocery cart's path so that you have to jolt to a stop for fear of hitting oneTheir parents completely unaware (with cell phones firmly pressed to their ears or checking their social networking sites or just busy shopping) of their children's near collision with your cart as they rush to play in the clothing racks or ride the for sale scooters or bikes down the isles and dribble the balls down the food isles.

Businesses are not playgrounds. And boys and girls need to treat them as them with respect. Children should at all times stay close to their parents in businesses using "inside voices" and treating others respectfully, including their parents. This is not just because to do otherwise is rude, it is also not safe.  There are people that would love to grab a child all alone in a store and have done so.  The child could hurt themselves or someone else.  They could run into an elderly person and make them fall or could break something on the shelves.  It is not the store's job to watch our little ones, it is our job.  If they cannot stay with us nicely they must ride in a cart until they learn to.  This may not be a really popular post, but let's face it, parents, little ones need to know how to conduct themselves in public that means at stores, restaurants, museums, etc.  How can we be a light in the darkness if our kids are acting like wild animals?  

I know there are circumstances where we have special needs children and I am not talking about them at all.  What we are talking about arable-bodied little ones that need to learn to have respect for both their parents and others.  This is being a good neighbor and a good witness.

Let's see what the bible says about the role of being a child. 

"Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right." (Proverbs 20:11 KJV). 

Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Colossians 3:20 ESV

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Ephesians 6:1
The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore, an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church? 1 Timothy 3:1-16

"Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you. Deuteronomy 5:16
 "For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way of life" (Proverbs 6:23 NIV).
 “My dear child, don't shrug off God's discipline but don't be crushed by it either. It's the child he loves that he disciplines; the child he embraces, he also corrects. God is educating you; that's why you must never drop out. He's treating you as dear children. This trouble you're in isn't punishment; it's training, the normal experience of children. Only irresponsible parents leave children to fend for themselves. Would you prefer an irresponsible God? We respect our own parents for training and not spoiling us, so why not embrace God's training so we can truly live?” (Hebrews 12:5b-9 The Message).

 Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. Proverbs 17:6