Thursday, July 2, 2009

{Sweet Things :: Fruits, Homemade Creme Fraiche & Flowers}

My afternoon snack;

I was craving something I mean.. creamy-creamily. So out came some sliced strawberries left over from this morning and then some yellow peaches I had picked up today and....then.... I found the creme fraiche...oooh that is what hit the spot, oh and fine I also added a tad bit of brown sugar to make it even sweeter.

I sat.............


without being interrupted............................

and slowly enjoyed my treat !

my babies were fast asleep.........


Now that bible study is on hold until fall I'm not making weekly trips right pass Trader Joe's. So I went looking and found some recipes online for "Homemade" Creme Fraiche that look easy to make here soon when my last container in the fridge is empty. Thought I would share.

Homemade Crème Fraîche # one

Makes 1c

1/2c heavy cream (not ultra-pasteurized)

1/2c whole sour cream

1. In a small bowl, stir together the heavy cream and sour cream.

2. Store mixture in a non-reactive container such as a glass bowl or jar; cover and let stand in a warm place for 12 hours.

3. Stir and refrigerate for minimum of 24 hours before serving.

4. Keep leftovers refrigerated.

Homemade Crème Fraîche # two

1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1/4 cup cultured buttermilk

Pour ingredients into a clean sterile jar with cover and shake to combine well. Allow to sit at room temperature overnight or until mixture begins to thicken. Shake and refrigerate. Use within one week.


My beautiful birthday flowers given by my beloved TJB last week.

Sadly they now are on their way out

{NOT a Sweet thing}
I had a long confession in my mind. time has run out. here is the short...
Night of my birthday. Thane came home.
[ie- sulked,grumped etc,etc]
because of what I thought was non specialty treatment I had received on my birthday.
[ie-nothing for]
I walked into the kitchen to see a large beautiful array of flowers!
I was very ashamed.
I profusely apologized.
He accepted and still loves me.
Is my selfish lesson learned?
Probably not but hopefully the experience will bring me a step closer to what God is molding me into.
Thank you Lord for being so merciful and giving me such a loving & gracious husband.


  1. I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one who has POUTED because I felt like I wasn't treated the way I thought I should be!
    Praise be to God our husbands forgive us and still love us:-)

  2. brave of you to confess pouting over such a silly thing. I have done it many times over the years. my hubby was raised not celebrating bdays and I was raised that the bday person is SPECIAL!!! Took a few years to even us out!! Blessings,