Sunday, January 20, 2013

Weekend Baking

This lovely pie is a Pear, Apple, and Blackberry Galette.
I found the recipe for the dough here.
This recipe made the most wonderful crust I have ever made! 

The fruit combination inside: 
1 Pear
2 Apples Peeled
2 or 3 Handfulls of Blackberries
Lemon Juice
A Sprinkle of Corn Starch

I added sugar on top of the entire pie and not inside. I also brushed egg white on top of the pie to give it a nice brown color! 
I really just made the inside to taste and it depends on the sweetness of the fruit.

Bake at 350°  for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 min. Cool on baking sheet for 10 min. Then transfer using parchment paper to a cooling rack. Serve warm, or room temperature with vanilla ice cream or whip cream! 

Friday, January 18, 2013

I have no idea why but celtic music has been playing non stop on my pandora station this week. I think it could have something to do with me taking Old English this semester. I am not a linguist at all and so that will be another blog of its own! But via pandora I have fallen in love with this Irish singer Cathie Ryan. Here is her biography. To me finding out a bit about a singers history is so fascinating!

I hope you enjoy her peaceful sound! 

Have you ever been to Ireland? One day I hope to make it there! Who are some of your favorite Celtic singers?

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Spring Resolutions

School Starts back today!! 

Because I am still in college and still on a semester schedule, the New Year resolution thing doesn't work well with me. I think in short term goals. Once the short term ones are completed it balances out all of the long term ones in the end. Or, thats how I see it in my mind. So at the beginning of each semester or season, I make seasonal resolutions! Here we go!

1. School continues to come first. (Im ready to be done!)

2. Maintain a regular practice schedule. (violin + Piano)

3. Read Bible + Pray deliberately everyday/night. (This may seem easy, but its not!)

4. Blog regularly (Im excited about this one!)

5. Be in the Library... A lot!

6. Exercise  4-5 days a week.

7. Plan healthy meals + execute them.

Hmm, I think all of these are doable.

So how about you? Does the year long resolution thing work for you? Do short term goals work better?  What are some things that motivate you? Do we share some of the same goals? What are some goals that are different? I would love to know!

I hope to stay motivated and help others stay motivated through the wonderful upcoming spring!


Friday, January 4, 2013


The Passion 2013 Tour is going on right now! Here you can watch the morning session streamed online! Go Check it out cause it will encourage and equip you! 

These are the sessions that are still online! 

9:00a // Community Groups 
10:45a // Main Session 
1:30p // Main Session 
7:30p // Main Session 
10:30p // Community Groups
9:00a // Community Groups 
10:45a // Main Session 
1:30p // Main Session 
7:30p // Main Session 
10:30p // Community Groups
9:00a // Community Groups 
10:45a // Main Session 
1:45p // Dismiss

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful new years! I celebrated at my future In-Laws Place! Here are some poor quality pictures from the fire works we did that night! 

Happy New Year Blessings!