Monday, June 22, 2015

Boerewors mince Terrinne.

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Terrine as described by Wiki: 

So onward with the recipe... 
1. Around 500g boerewors mince. 
2. Packet bacon bits. 
3. Packet of streaky bacon or more if you want. 
4. Diced onion to taste, I use about a cup. 
5. Diced sweet pepper, green, yellow, red, whatever is at hand. 
6. The crust slice from a loaf of brown bread, crumbed. 
7. One crushed clove of garlic. 
8. Garlic and herb seasoning, add later too taste. 
9. 2 lare eggs 
10. Fresh chopped coriander and basil, as much as you like. 
Preheat oven to 180C. 
Assemble ingredients as follows. Grease a pie pan (I used a 170x170cm cake pan) Line pie pan with streaky bacon by dangling half of each peace over the side, so you can fold it back over the filling. 

Add the rest of the ingredients and crack the eggs over the mix, use hour hands to thouroughly blend the ingredients. Start filling the bacon coverd pan with the filling, make sure to fill the corners. Fold the bacon over the filling in a basket weave pattern if you like. 
Pop the lot into the oven and bake for -+ 60 minutes till the top bacon turns crusty. Use a knife to cut portions, serve with a salad and bun in the company of your favourite person.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hate is a horse best left unsaddled.

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I see a lot of people claiming to be christian (lower case for a reason) that seem to have unbridled hate for the situation they find themselves in the country. Yes crime is bad and it seems to be targeting farmers, but the murders in townships are not as newsworthy are they? As a Christian I cannot hate another person, no matter the colour of their skin. The simple reason being thatb God so loved the world that he sent his Son to die on a Cross for us all, who am I to hate another in the light of this amazing love? So I say to them "Hate is a horse best left unsaddled!" if you do get on it's back you will suffer more than you can imagine, hate breeds dark thoughts that cloud your judgement and make a person bitter, this bitterness will litterally kill you and steal all your joy. Leave that horse to mind it's own business, God himself will use it one day in Judgement... only he can saddle up the horse of righteous judgement, when we try it becomes hate. Maranatha!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I ain't dead... yet!

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I must post more often I suppose but life is good and I am being kept busy by MD a lot, loving that! FaceBook seems to have taken over a lot of what blogging meant as well... https://www.facebook.com/robbie.crouch is where I am at... so pop in sometime.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Time flies...

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When you are busy...
Amazing, already more than a month into 2014 and it feels like I need a holiday... This song is pretty apt for how things have been the last few weeks. If this keeps up 2014 will pass in a twinkling of an eye...

"Time Flies"


I was born in '67
The year of Sgt. Pepper
And Are You Experienced?

Into a suburb of heaven
Yeah, it should've been forever
It all seems to make so much sense

But after a while
You realize time flies
And the best thing that you can do
Is take whatever comes to you
'Cause time flies

She said luck is all you make it
You just reach out and take it
Now let's dance a while

She said nothing ever happens
If you don't make it happen
And if you can't laugh then smile

But after a while
You realize time flies
And the best thing that you can do
Is take whatever comes to you
'Cause time flies

And laughing under summer showers
Is still the way I see you now

How does time break down
With no marker, things slow down.
A conference of the strange
And your family is deranged

I could tell you what I'm thinking
While we sit here drinking
But I'm not sure where to start

You see there's something wrong here
I'm sorry if I'm not clear,
Can you stop smoking your cigar?

But after a while
You realize time flies
And the best thing that you can do
Is take whatever comes to you
'Cause time flies

And the coat your wore to Alton Towers
It's still the way I see you now
So remember... 
“Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.” Anthony G. Oettinger

Friday, December 06, 2013

Hidden in the lyrics... hidden in the life...

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I'm listening to music as I ponder the passing of Nelson Mandela, reflecting on his life and how he lived, a man just like me, with foibles and faults but also a man that from what I have read pondered on the word of God and on his release acted on this. For this we are grateful. Let us cherish the best of his life as a country.

Now it struck me that often a song that I like has hidden in the lyrics words from God... this is one such. By the way the singer is from what I have read also a Christian.

In a world of desire,
oh who would come and catch you when you fall
in the wind and the fire?
oh who would come to save you?


High above any danger…
Locked inside the tower of your mind,
dreams are veiled; passion blinded.
Safe from fear and fire.

Oh who will find me?
In your midnight eyes, I see a summer sunrise.
Fly far beyond these silver winter skies.
I see a beautiful life. Oh, come and get away.

Do you see the horizon?
Walk upon the water, you will find
all is still and yet alive
in the morning light.

Oh who will find me?
In your midnight eyes, I see a summer sunrise.
Fly far beyond these silver winter skies.
I see a beautiful life. Oh, come and get away.

Dance dance in the morning light.
Open your darkened eyes.
Hey, hey, it’s a beautiful day.
It’ll be ok. It’ll be ok.

Take a look, spin around, this is where I find you… where the roses bloom.
Leave your cares, leave your fears, leave them all behind you… yeayah.
It’s a beautiful day in the city of shining light.
It’s a beautiful day. This is where I find you… yeayah


Jesus walked on water and he is the Light and he promises that we will be with him in the City of Light one day.
Just as Jesus gives us hope for a life everlasting we pray that Madiba's life wil inspire others too.


So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. 
2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Euphoria

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Euphoria - Loreen (Eurovision 2012)

Why, why cant this moment last forevermore?
Tonight, tonight eternity's an open door
No, don't ever stop doing the things you do.
Dont go, in every breath I take I'm breathing you
Euphoria
Forever, till the end of time
From now on, only you and I
We're going up-up-up-up-up-up-up
Euphoria
An everlasting piece of art
A beating love within my heart
We're going up-up-up-up-up-up-up
We are here, were all alone in our own Universe,
We are free, where everything's allowed and love comes first,
Forever and ever together, we sail into infinity,
We're higher and higher and higher, we're reaching for divinity.
Euphoria
Forever, till the end of time
From now on, only you and I
We're going up-up-up-up-up-up-up
Euphoria
An everlasting piece of art
A beating love within my heart
We're going up-up-up-up-up-up-up
Forever we sail into infinity,
Were higher, were reaching for divinity
Euphoria, euphoria
We're going up-up-up-up-up-up-up
Euphoria.
An everlasting piece of art
A beating love within my heart
We're going up-up-up-up-up-up-up
Euphoria, euphoria
We're going up-up-up-up-up-up-up

Songwriters
G-SON, THOMAS / G-SON, THOMAS / BOSTROEM, PETER LARS / ENGSTROEM, JOEL NILS BERTIL

I only found this epic singer's songs this weekend... I must get back to music more often.
"Sometimes, I wish you'd pay more attention to my favorite songs because the lyrics sing words I'm too scared to say" - Unknown 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

We remember today...

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Let us always keep doing so. What happened that day was one of those turning points in history.
As I mentioned in another post on this same day.
The day the world changed and we all knew the face of evil... and the face of Love.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Taken, blessed, broken, given

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Watch it all...
 
Lord let me also be like the bread of communion. 
"And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body." Matthew 26:26

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Worthy is the Lamb.

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Alleluia
Alleluia
For the Lord God Almighty reigns

Alleluia
Alleluia
For the Lord God Almighty reigns

Alleluia
Holy
Holy are You Lord God Almighty
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb

You are holy
Holy are you Lord God Almighty
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb

Amen

Michael W. Smith 

Or the original Latin version.



Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, dona nobis pacem.

which means:

    Lamb of God, you who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.
    Lamb of God, you who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.
    Lamb of God, you who takes away the sins of the world, grant us peace. 

Truly our Lord Jesus is worthy... let us remember this this Sunday.

Friday, August 09, 2013

May we pray this...

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song every day.
 
If We've Ever Needed you - Casting Crowns:

Hear our cry, Lord we pray,
Our faces down, our hands are raised,
You called us out, we turned away, we've turned away.

With ship wrecked faith, idols rise,
We do what is right, in our own eyes,
Our children now, will pay the price,
We need Your light, Lord, shine Your light.

If we've ever needed You, Lord, it's now, Lord, it's now,
We are desperate for Your hand, we're reachin' out, we're reachin' out.

All our hearts, all our strength,
With all our minds, we're at Your fate,
May Your Kingdom come, in our hearts and lives,
Let Your Church arise, let Your Church arise!

If we've ever needed You, Lord, it's now, Lord, it's now,
We are desperate for Your hand, we're reachin' out, we're reachin' out, we're reachin' out

If we've ever needed You, Lord, it's now, Lord, it's now,
We're are desperate for Your hand, we're reachin' out, we're reachin' out,
If we've ever needed You, Lord, it's now, Lord, it's now,
We are desperate for Your hand, we're reachin' out, we're reachin' out

We need You now
Revive us now
We need You now  

"I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications."
 
Psalm 116:1