Monday, May 30, 2011

Rhubarb Muffins

With the lovely and promising weather coming up this week I thought I would share a muffin recipe.

I make them with fresh or frozen rhubarb. They are crisp on the outside, tender and moist on the inside.

These muffins freeze well... if they last long enough!

- 1 egg

- 1 cup brown sugar (I used 2/3 cup sucanet)

- 1/2 cup shortening (I used coconut oil)

- 1 tsp. salt

- 1 cup buttermilk (I used rice milk with a bit of lemon juice)

- 1 1/2 cups diced rhubarb

- 2 cups flour (I used spelt flour)

- 1 tsp. baking soda

- 1 tsp. cinnamon

Beat the egg. Beat in brown sugar, shortening and salt. Stir in buttermilk, then rhubarb. Sift flour, soda and cinnamon together into the mixture. Stir only until all the flour is moistened. Spoon into 12 buttered or paper-lined muffin cups. Bake at 375 deg. for 20 minutes. If using frozen rhubarb cook a little longer.

- Taken from - "Schmecks Appeal" by Edna Staebler

Friday, May 27, 2011

Mom & Dad

"And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity".

Col 3:14

Monday, May 23, 2011

Dad's 50th Birthday/ Uncle Robin and Aunt Gwen's 25th Anniversary Party

The happy trio

May 24th

May 25th


A Family shot

With Nana H.

Nana and Papa P.

5 out of 11 cousins

Old Roomies


Happy 50th Daddy!

Happy 25th!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

I hope you all enjoyed the lovely warm - sunny day today! I was working 9-5. I had to put the air conditioning on around lunch time today though, because the chocolate was melting! My Grandmother (on my Dad's side) is here for a visit this weekend. She came yesterday and is staying 'till Tuesday.

We are going to be celebrating Dad's 50th Birthday and my Aunt Gwen and Uncle Robin's 25th Wedding Anniversary on Monday afternoon. We thought we would have a double party now that we have more things to celebrate with them living here. (smile)

I will be back with more posts after the weekend! God bless.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

An Early Wordless Wednesday

(Apple sauce unthawing on counter. Evidence that Scott is home... his writing. Almost wordless...)

Party Prep

Nana and Papa's 50th Wedding Anniversary is on August 5th. The family is having an evening party for them on Saturday, August 6th. We have been working on the invitations during the past week. Mom got them mailed out today after her and Nana addressed them together.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Goodbye Louise

Louise is going away for the summer doing a mission with "Crossroads Pro-life". Here is the link. I'll miss you Louise. May God richly bless you. I took a picture after our time together today. Here is Rosie, Tannis and Louise.

"For we are His workmanship, created in Jesus Christ for His good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. - Ephesians 2:10

March For Life - Ottawa

On Thursday May 12th we went to the annual March for Life in Ottawa. We went on a bus with our church. A few people from other local churches came on our bus as well. We left Almonte at 8:15 in the morning to drive into the city. We went to Mass at St. Patricks Basilica first. After that the bus took us to the Hill to hear some speeches and singing. The March started at 1:30. Reports said approximately 15,000 in attendance. About 2500 more people then last year!
Waiting for the speeches to start

Some of our group from Holy Name of Mary Parish plus two other ladies that came on our bus

Interviews with the press

Friends - Louise's brother Peter, Louise and I Interviews with the crowd

Sisters from our Parish - Victoria, Julia and I

Listening to the speeches Sisters - Victoria, Olivia and Julia The march starting People coming back to the hill "Any country that excepts abortion is not teaching it's people to love, but to use violence to get what they want. That is why the greatest destroyer of peace and love is abortion." - Mother Teresa

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Scott had his violin jury this morning at school. It went well. Thank you everyone for your prayers over the past few weeks. We are all excited to have Scott coming home tonight.

"O sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done wonderful things, His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory for Him."

Psalm 98:1


This morning I was working for a lady in Almonte weeding her flower gardens. I have been helping her for the past 3 years. After working there all morning I was inspired to go to the garden center to get some mulch and a few flowers to put in our little flower bed near our chicken coop. I'm looking forward to getting it all put together. When Scott gets home from school this week we are going to start working on the vegetable garden. How nice it is to see the sun shining!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Baby Erin

Erin Sarah Deanna Humphrey - 11 months old

Piano Recital

My last piano recital was on Saturday May 8th. My teacher Emily and I played a duet together for one of my pieces "Chariots of Fire theme for 4 hands". I also played "Twilight" by F. Caton (1901-1966).