Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Up date on the Farm

Seem like its been for ever since i posted .I'm really busy now when i do have a few minutes i post up dates on FB and I'm so hooked on   pinterest. Our garden is doing great Ray is still building my shop. I'm busy baking every day. Come fall hope to have more time to post. GodBless

Sunday, July 15, 2012

spinach &raspberry salad

Late Harvest (or Fall) raspberries are just starting to make their appearances here in Wisconsin. If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I love raspberries and the fact that they are harvested twice a year thrills me. While the nights are getting cool, days can still be warm so I still, occasionally, enjoy an entree salad for dinner. This salad is bright, refreshing, and a great reminder that summer isn’t over just yet.
Spinach & Raspberry Salad
1 1 1/2 pounds Baby Spinach
6 slices Bacon, thick cut, diced
2 each Chicken breast, cut into strips
1 each Leek, white and light green parts only
3/4 cup Raspberries
1/3 cup Raspberry Vinegar
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1/4 cup Pecans, toasted and chopped
If spinach is large, remove the stems. If it is tender baby spinach you can leave the stems intact. Place spinach in a large bowl. Place bacon in a saute pan and cook over medium high heat until rendered and crisp. Remove from pan, pour off all but 1 Tbsp. of bacon fat and and saute the leeks over medium heat until tender and just slightly browned around the edges. Remove leeks from pan and add the chicken. Again saute until until done then remove from pan. Add the raspberry vinegar to deglaze the pan, scraping up all the browned bits stuck to the bottom of the pan. Turn off heat and stir in the vegetable oil. Season with a few grinds of black pepper. Add the bacon, leeks, and chicken to the spinach and drizzle with the warmed raspberry vinaigrette (you may not need all of the vinaigrette). Toss to mix and divide among 2 plates. Garnish with the fresh raspberries and toasted pecans.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Keep The Truth Together

People of integrity make an easy target for critics because they stand upright..

Telling the truth has become a lost art. It's not that we're just not telling lies(Althrough there is plenty of that going on). We're just not telling "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth,"We sort of sneak up on the truth,circle the truth, tell part of the truth, but don't come right outand tell the whole truth. We give out just enough information to keep us out of trouble,but not enough to honor God.

When God asks us to be thruthful, He isn't suggesting that we pick out the parts that make us look good. He wants us to deal in whole truth.That's what it means to have integrity:to be "whole." If you want to be a person of integrity,don't break the truth into pieces. Keep it together, even if it invites criticism.

People with integrity have firm footing,
but those who follow crooked paths will slip and fall.