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Friday, August 10, 2012

A little request on this Summer's evening...


Happy Friday my dears.. 

Hope you have a great weekend.. 

We are not planning anything... 
Terry and Sammi are back from home and here at the cottage again... smile.. 

I expect to open the shop tomorrow.. 
I just made a batch of fudge to sell.. 
It has been requested... grin... 

The Summer is passing so quickly... 


The time of delicious salads... 
Some made with pasta, olives, sweet onions, tomatoes and some freshly made pesto and lemon ... yum mm....

The days of having doors wide open and the breezes blowing through will soon be over..


I like the Fall but I love the Summer.. 
So, I am not in a hurry to see it end..
Which is your favorite season? 

My dear husband brought me the nicest treat today and I cooked them up for Supper... 


Samphire greens... The best there is in my opinion.. 

They grow out in the salty marshes and taste a bit like the sea..
You peel them off of the branches and swoop them into your mouth..  
Lovely... smile...

I know it does not take much to make some people happy.. grin..


The evening is drawing to a close here at our old summer cottage..

I am thankful for health and strength today.. 

Kind of had a wild ride to the hospital in an ambulance this morning.. 
A few chest pains and such yesterday.. 
Checked with my dear daughter the nurse this morning  and ended up calling the Telecare line and they were quite sure I should go..

Oh joy... 

Anyway, the good news is that everything seems fine and I need to go when I first get the pain next time.. 

Praying that there will not be a next time.. 

My sweet father was gone in a heartbeat when he was younger than I am now.. 
So, they all thought I had better check it out..

I am fine, though thanks to the good Lord..

I think the fact that I had to go in the ambulance caused more stress than the chest pain.. smile.. 

All is well that ends well.. Right?  

Before I go.... 

I was wondering if any of you would have a recipe for Arrowroot Bars that take arrowroot cookies, chocolate chips and condensed milk.. 

I had one years ago and can not find it... 

The old stove here has no oven and when we are expecting company I would like to make something on the stove top...

I would appreciate it if you could send it to me... 

Isn't God good?
It is so great to know that all is well with my soul... 

Take care dear hearts.. 
I am doing my best to respond to each comment.. 
Aren't your proud of me? grin... 

God bless..

48 comments:

  1. Faye, I am glad you went to check it out. Maybe you should go for a physical soon, too. I used to eat Arrowroot cookies when I was a child, a company called Nabisco made them. I never heard of cookies like you describe. Keep feeling healthy and strong, and I hope you get lots of visitors to the shop. Take good care - xo

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    1. Thanks Barbara... They have scheduled me for stress tests and such..
      I am sure the recipe will turn up sometime.. smile..

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  2. Faye, check this link -
    http://www.familyoven.com/recipe/arrowroot-squares/108614

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  3. Hello Faye. So Glad you went in and got checked out and that it was nothing serious. Take Care and Have a wonderful weekend!

    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  4. Dearie...you scared me! I did not know what you were going to say after I read that you took a ride in an ambulance this morning!!! I am so glad you went to get this checked out. They would not let you go home if your were not okay. As far as the arrowroow cookies? No I do not have a recipe for them. They sound good, though. I do not want summer to end but we can smell it in the air here the last few days. The rooms in your cottage are delightful and I love the tricycle with the geraniums. I am so glad you are okay and that Terry is back with you.

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    1. Hi Sue... Yes, we can feel the Fall coming some nights, too..
      It has been a lovely Summer here by the Bay, though..
      Thanks for your sweet comments as always..

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  5. please take care of yourself! get some rest too!

    never heard of the greens, but am very happy your husband and sweet little buddy are there with you. never heard of the cookies either, sorry I can't help, but will pray for you!

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    1. Thanks for praying, Ann... That is the main thing.. I appreciate it...

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  6. No recipe - how silly of you to even think I might have one. hehehe I'm so glad you're okay. When I saw the word "ambulance", I was very worried. Please take care of yourself.

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    1. Thank you, my dear.. I didn't mean to scare everyone.. I shall be fine with God's grace..
      Blessings..

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  7. So glad to hear you are alright...such a scare! The greens look delicious...I have never heard of them...or the bars. Sorry. Take care!

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    1. Thanks for your sweet visit, Linda.. So glad to hear from you..
      I will find the recipe sometime, I hope.. smile..

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  8. Faye, what a scare. Glad to hear everything was O.K. I take an asprin every day to help my heart. Blessings from Wisconsin.

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    1. Thanks, Jackie... I am going to start taking one also and am having further tests... All will be well.. smile..

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  9. Sounds as though you had quite an eventful day...I'm so glad you're alright. And how sweet of your husband to bring you a surprise. I've never heard of the greens you mentioned, but I'm amazed by the abundance and variety of edible things our wonderful Creator provided for us.:) Your pasta salad looks really yummy, and your house looks so warm and cozy. I think my favorite seasons are spring and fall. Probably because I live in the south where summers are very hot!

    Blessings,

    Sherry

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    1. Hi Sherry.. So nice to hear from you.. Thanks for your visit..
      I would probably feel as you do if I lived in the South.. smile..
      Blessings..

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  10. My goodness Faye...
    what a scare! I am so glad that you are fine, and it was nothing serious!!

    Love the pictures! Love seeing those old doors thrown open to the summer breezes..... delightful!

    Sorry ...I'm no help with the recipe.

    Enjoy this weekend, and take care of you.

    {{hugs}}
    Kerin

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kerin.. Good to hear from you, too..
      Hope you are having a great Summer..
      Blessings..

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  11. I'm so glad everything is all right! Katie

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  12. So glad you are alright! Take care of yourself!

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  13. I, too, was very worried when I heard the word "ambulance" and I am so happy that everything turned out okay. Please take good care of yourself ~ we can't take anything for granted and must get everything checked out, especially things like chest pain. And, sorry, I have never heard of the arrowroot cookie bars, either. I wish I had ~ they sound good. I am sending you a hug and will keep you in my prayers, for continued good health. Love to you.

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    1. Thanks dear Joyce for the hug and prayers..
      Sending some back.. smile..

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  14. Oh my goodness Faye I am catching up on blogs this morning and just read your and I am so glad you are okay...very scary and I hope your feeling better.

    I thought those were green beans when I first looked at the picture. What do they taste like?

    I like Summer better and I think it is because of all the flowers and green leaves and enjoying my porch.

    Hugs
    Earlene

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    1. Hi Earlene... They taste something like beans with a sea taste but better..
      In my opinion anyway.. Guess how much a pound they are? $8.00 and worth every cent.. grin..
      Thanks for the sweet comment..

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  15. Oh my dear friend, I am so glad that you did not have a heart attack! Thank you Jesus!!! I hope you're taking good care of yourself now.
    Your photos are so pretty and "homey", I love the last one, so old fashioned and comfy looking.
    I have never heard of those greens, I don't know if we have any salty marshes around here.
    Big hugs, Cindy

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    1. Hi dear Cindy... Thanks for the sweet comment.. I am having further tests and praying all is well..
      I doubt you have those kind of marshes.. They are along the salt water... smile..
      When you get here we will try some out.. eh?
      Hugs..

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    2. Yes! We will have to try them out. :) Hugs back!

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  16. Hi Faye;

    I am so glad that you are better. The whole chest pain thing is very scary.

    I have never heard of those greens before, I am off to google them now.

    Take care;
    Laurie

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    1. Hi Laurie.. You can buy them at the Green Pig Market in Salisbury...
      So good.. smile..

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  17. Oh wow, so glad you are fine! Home made fudge mmmmmmm! Have a great weekend!
    ~Christina

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    1. Never to sick to make fudge, Christina.. grin..
      Blessings..

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  18. Dear Faye, I am sure happy that you are alright. Thank the Lord! I love summer the best because it is warm. I don't like the cold. But I do love snow. So if I could have summer and snow at the same that would be ideal for me. LOL!
    Love Ya,
    Char

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  19. Faye...I was sorry to read that you had a trip to hospital, but it was the right thing to do; glad to hear you're ok and are also getting some tests done. If you dont find the recipe for the arrowroot cookies...have you looked online? I've heard of them before. I am holding onto summer as long as I can; its my favourite season...I'm not fond of the cold - even tho the snow is so pretty and I love Christmas but all winter long look forward to summer. Keeping you in my prayers.
    Cheryl (Fton)

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping by Cheryl.. Yes, I looked online for ages but they are not the one I want.. I have it at home in a book but not down here at the cottage..
      Thank you for your prayers...

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  20. Sure hope you are feeling better-please take care of your self-you are sooo very special!! Sending prayers up, blessings come down! God is so good Faye!!
    Sorry we missed seeing you & your dear little shop last week-we did peek in the windows!
    Do take care
    Judy M xo

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    1. Thanks, Jude.. I felt so bad that we missed you all, too.. We had gone to Fredericton for an appointment.. Maybe next time..
      Luv ya...

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  21. Glad you are ok my friend....as always I love the visits with you...this is a nice place to be here with you. Take care....

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    1. Hi Faith... I love having you here, too.. smile..
      Come again soon...

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  22. Hi Faye ,
    Greetings from Avonmore.I had some spare time this evening,so I decided to indulge myself in a wee visit to see what you have been up to.Needless to say what I found was indeed disturbing.Was so thankful to learn that you were back home and that you are having things checked out.
    Might you be "burning the candle at both ends?"
    I was speaking to a couple of friends about taking a trip to St.Martins. It is about time for another "House of Henry" fix.I will call first.
    Praying that all will go well with your tests.
    Hugs,
    Connie

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  23. Oh Connie.. it was so nice to hear from you.. All is well so don't worry.. I would love to have you all and we can FIX you right up.. grin..
    Yes, call first to make sure I am here...
    Blessings my friend...

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  24. Faye, my husband and I are keeping you and your family in our prayers. Although we have never actually met, I feel as though you are part of my family. You are such a blessing to so many.
    (((hugs)))
    Julie
    www.ourlittleredsaltbox.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you dear Julie.. I appreciate your prayers so much and your sweet comment, too..
      God bless..

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  25. Afternoon Faye, Glad you are feeling better. Was to the Green Pig this afternoon and seen the samphire greens, wish I had of got some they look yummy. I'll get some tomorrow and tell you what I think of them. Do I cook them the same as garden beans? We are hoping to get out to St. Martins for a visit before the summer is over. Regards to your Hubby.

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    1. Yes... You cook them like green beans or spinach ... They don't need salt.. We like them with lemon butter or butter and vinegar... Hope to see you although I do not know who I am chatting with.. grin.. You forgot to sign your name.. Laurie??? Maybe..
      Thanks for the visit...

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