Sunday, 31 March 2013

A Great Easter Dinner Idea!

Was just talking to a friend who was telling me what her Easter Dinner was traditionally....

  • I am doing my Jerusalem dinner tomorrow which is basically some of the foods that would have been around when Christ walked the earth. 
  • Based on recipes in the book is called "A Christ - Centred Easter" by Janet and Joe Hales.
Sorry that I have no pictures, but to give you an idea of the types of things they are serving:
  1. Unleavened bread
  2. Lentil soup
  3. Platter of olives, dried fruit, and cheeses
  4. Yogurt
  5. Broiled fish
  6. Vegetables.
There are a lot more ideas in the book, and I think that is what I am going to do next Easter.... have a "Jerusalem Easter Dinner"
I'm going to have to ask her if they use plates, or do the custom that was back there of eating off a communal platter. It sounds like a great idea and one I thought you would enjoy too!

Friday, 29 March 2013

What a ‘Shroomy Day!

Today I had the most fun that I’ve had in a long time! My friend Patti came over, had breakfast,  and then went with me to Tsolum River Truffula Tree Farm and purchased our project for the day!

  1. 4, 4 ft. long logs
  2. 200 Oyster mushroom plugs
  3. 4 oz. of local beeswax

With tools in hand (plugs, drill & hammer)DSC02043

We set about our work, drilling holes and hammering in the plugs.


Then covering the plugs and holes with melted beeswax.


And the finished project.  They are waiting for me to put them in their new home tomorrow, behind the shed, where they will be shaded all seasons. Brooke from the farm suggested planting them about 6 inches deep (in sand) in a bucket in the ground.  I’ll post pictures when they are in their new homes, and that section of the yard is complete!DSC02051

I’m really looking forward to the workshop that the farm is offering at the end of April, and hope to be doing Shitake mushrooms and Garden Giant mushrooms then! The class must be full, but if you email them, I’m sure they will get back to you about when the next workshop will be!

truffulatreefarm @ gmail . com (remove spaces)

I just love the thought of not having to buy mushrooms again!

Friday, 15 March 2013

A Chinese Easter

Welcome to my post for the Card a Day Blog!
I was really thinking outside of the box when I created this card…. actually, I was thinking of the first piece of jewelry my husband bought me, a Chinese symbol for long life. Then I thought of what we get out of the true meaning of Easter, and came up with this…. Love - Courage - Strength   ….and because of Easter, we can truly have all three!
I designed this card through Silhouette Studio. I used the three Chinese Symbols… colored them. Put a blue “ribbon” behind the symbols and grouped everything together. Made an offset to frame the phases, and printed and cut the offset image.
This is what my program screen looked like when I was composing the card:
Chinese easter card
I printed it out on beige cover stock (I must put white cover stock paper on my shopping list!).
I kind of like the hue that it turned out… almost antique and crackly looking close-up. I glued a piece of patterned paper on the oval, and trimmed it to size.  Glued the phrase banner on the oval, and then to the card base.
I hope you like it.
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