morning tea

Sunday morning…time to say goodbye to the beach for another year.

Chris Tomlin’s song, “God of Wonders,” rings in my head:
“Lord of all creation
Of water, earth, and sky
The heavens are Your tabernacle
Glory to the Lord on High

God of wonders, beyond our galaxy
You are holy, holy
The universe declares Your majesty
You are holy, holy

Lord of heaven and earth (2X)

Early in the morning
I will celebrate the light
And as I stumble through the darkness
I will call Your name by night

God of wonders, beyond our galaxy
You are holy, holy
The universe declares Your majesty
You are holy, holy

Lord of heaven and earth (2X)

Hallelujah to the Lord of heaven and earth (3X)

God of wonders, beyond our galaxy
You are holy, holy
Precious Lord, reveal Your heart to me
Father holy, holy
The universe declares Your majesty
You are holy, holy, holy, holy

Hallelujah to the Lord of heaven and earth (6X)

Lord of heaven and earth
Lord of heaven and earth

Early in the morning
I will celebreate the light
and as I stumble through the darkness
I will call your name by night

God of wonders beyond our galaxy
You are holy, holy
The universe declares your majesty
You are holy, holy

Lord of heaven and earth
Lord of heaven and earth

halleluiah to the Lord of heaven and earth
halleluiah to the Lord of heaven and earth

God of wonders beyond our galaxy
You are holy, holy
Precious Lord reveal your heart to me
Father holy, holy

the universe declares your majesty
you are holy, holy, holy, holy

halleluiah to the Lord of heaven and earth
halleluiah to the Lord of heaven and earth
halleluiah to the Lord of heaven and earth
halleluiah to the Lord of heaven and earth
halleluiah to the Lord of heaven and earth
halleluiah to the Lord of heaven and earth”

smooth and creamy chocolate fudge

I walked into the store and purchased this chocolate at La Maison du Chocolat in Paris, France.
The fudge made with this chocolate was rich, creamy, melt in your mouth wonderful!

Here’s the link to the recipe. The recipe instructed to beat the fudge with a stand mixer. It did produce the smoothest fudge I have ever tasted, and there was not one grain of sugar. But it just didn’t have that ‘fudge’ feel in the mouth. It was very good, and all who tasted complimented highly. But, beating with the mixer changed something.

smooth and creamy ice cream

Vanilla Ice Cream from Michael Ruhlman’s “Ratio” page 213.
This ice cream is delicious, and oh… so… creamy.
To quote the author, “…the alcohol contributes to the softness and texture of the ice cream.”

The recipe suggested Maker’s Mark bourbon. I used 4 T. brandy. It did smell strong and I was afraid I had intoxicated/ruined my ice cream. But, tastes are muted when frozen, and the brandy mellowed after frozen.

Delicious!!!!!!!

sugar included

Would I post something that did not contain sugar? Probably not. After the sauce simmered for a while, it needed something. I added sugar!

July 4th Spaghetti Sauce

2 – 28 oz cans San Marzano whole tomatoes and juice (squish these with your hands)
2 teaspoons home made pesto (could have used more)
1 onion chopped and sauteed in 1/2 stick butter
1 large bay leaf
2 – 3 teaspoons kosher salt, to taste
1 teaspoon Penzeys Tellicherry Black Pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons Penzys California Sweet Basil
3 tablespoons sugar
Let simmer for 3-4 hours.

thankful for our "red, white & blue!"

Chris Tomlin “America” lyrics

“Let your glory fly!

Let your glory fly!

Let your glory fly!

If my people will humbly pray

Turn from sin and their wicked ways

And I will hear them and heal their land

And show my glory and power again, yeah! …”

Blueberry-raspberry muffins this morning remembering our red, white, and blue flag proudly flying over our land. I’m glad I can stand under this flag as it flies.

The recipe was from sophistimom; the muffins are mixed more like a cake than like muffins. They were delicious.

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It was on sale….

I’ve never made popovers, but I have eaten them in midtown Memphis at Paulette’s years ago.
later the same day…
I’ve made popovers! And, considering all the posts I’ve read to
night, my first attempt was not too bad. They rose VERY tall, they were crunchy brown on the outside and hollow on the inside. But, the top blew off of all but two of the popovers. This didn’t affect the taste, just the appearance.

It is quite entertaining to watch the popovers bake. They literally rise right before your eyes.