22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23
Hot Chili padis
“Ma’am come and see – the chilli seedlings have sprouted!” she said joyfully one day If you’ve ever bitten into a hot chili pepper unprepared, you have probably never forgotten the experience. Mouth burning, tongue burning, lips on fire, and no amount of water (or anything else) helps to quell the pain. Yes, chilies are certainly spices to respect, and some can be lethally hot.
“Oh, I am so happy – I can see my langkuas (Alpinia galanga ) shoots! ” In English known as blue ginger, is a rhizome with culinary and medicinal uses, best known in the west today for its appearance in Southeast Asia cuisine. It resembles ginger in appearance and taste but has this soapy, earthy aroma and a pine-like flavor with a faint hint of citrus. It is available as a powder from vendors of Oriental spices and also available in whole, cut or powdered from vendors of herbs. A mixture of galangal and lime juice is used as a tonic in parts of Southeast Asia. It is said to have the effect of an aphrodisiac, and act as a stimulant.
Slowly but surely my Myanmar house assistant, is growing a spice patch in the kitchen garden.
Cumin (sometimes spelled cummin; Cuminum cyminum) is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native from the east Mediterranean to India. Its seeds (each one contained within a fruit, which is dried) are used in the cuisines of many different cultures, in both whole and ground form. Cumin is the dried seed of the herb Cuminum cyminum, a member of the parsley family.
|We love these refreshing parsleys as garnishing for salads and soups. They are aromatic herb with flat or crinkly leaves that are cut finely and used to garnish food. Parsley grows best in moist, well drained soil, with full sun. It grows best between 22–30 °C, and is usually grown from seed. Germination is slow, taking four to six weeks.|
|Cool Sliced cucumbersWe love these cool refreshing sliced or shredded cucumbers on hot or warm days to accompany our red hot meat curries and sambals – chicken, beef, pork sambals (fried and spiced wih chilli and prawn paste).The plant is a creeping vine which bears cylindrical edible fruit when ripe. There are three main varieties of cucumber: “slicing”, “pickling”, and “burpless”. Within these varieties, have emerged. The cucumber is originally from India but is now grown on most continents. Many different varieties are traded on the global market.|
What a delight she is in our home bringing a fresh perspective everyday, curious, ever learning, persevering in applications, appreciating all the new and good things that she comes across in our home. She says lots of “Thank you” and constantly remarks with anticipation and wide-eyes at the remarkable amount of new things she is learning from TV, in the newspapers, in the Bible and in the advertising mail that come by post. Never seen these in Myanmar. What a bountiful supply of everyday blessings. As I respond to her, I grow and am thrilled that the Lord has brought her into our home. Thank You Jesus for this lovely lively blessing. She has a sunny face in all kinds of weather. Praise the Lord.
If only we can be so eager and fresh everyday in our spiritual walk with the Lord, we will be miles ahead in our walk with Him.
When was the last time we gasped at the wonders of His dealings in our lives?
His wondrous hands of protection and supply and care when we did not even think or even noticed them as they worked on our behalf?
As He grows within us the fruit of the Spirit – love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control Galatians 5:22, 23 – painfully, or joyfully or with His prolific patience, pruning, prodding, peppering, persuading?
I want to be cool, I want to be hot, I want to appreciate, I want to learn new things, perspectives, progress, prosper in Him… have I noticed and thanked Him for all these each step of His way?
He does not hide from us but gives us liberally the things we have need of.. in abundance more than we ever think or ask. He is faithful, merciful and fresh. Are we to Him?
What a pleasant Faith Child I will be to my Father above if only I learn to appreciate His mercies anew every morning… a sweet smelling savour and incense… what a pleasant surprise, a joy …. for His abounding love.
Thank You, Father and Cheer up Dad.. Thank You for your bountiful blessings everyday of our lives. You make life worth living for me.