Friday, 26 April 2013

Thumprint Coconut Jam Cookies


This is a recipe that I made the other day. My sister Tane took the photos. I love them, so does my Mom, and they are delicious! My Mom is so glad she can have them because they are her favourite cookies, but wheat and gluten-free. Cool, hey? Well, here's how you make them...



This is what you will need:
2 1/2 cups raw almonds
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 1/2 baking powder
1/2 salt
3 eggs
1/2 butter, melted
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
About 6 tablespoons jam
1 1/2 cups sweetener or sugar

This is what you must do:
Blitz the almonds in a food processor then add in the coconut, baking powder, salt, eggs, melted butter, vanilla and blitz again. Now, add the sweetener (or sugar) and blitz once more. Take it out of the food processor - it should be a sticky-ish dough. Roll them into golf ball sized amounts and put all of them on a greased pan. Once you have finished rolling all of them, press your thumb into the center of each one. And then fill the thumbprint holes with jam.
Bake them at 180 celsius until they look slightly lighter than golden brown. And then, you eat them!


Yum!


I added the flower onto the plate for a nice touch.

If you make them, I hope you really enjoy them!

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Photo Fun

Hi everybody! The other day, I was taking some photos...so was my sister Tane. Levi joined in the fun. I took all of the ones that have Tane or Levi in, and she took the ones of me. Tane also edited the photos. Here they are:


^ My sister Tane took this one...it's my favourite of me!


^ Tane and Levi! This is my favourite one that I took.


^ I took this one as well. 


^ Tane again! Another photo I captured.


^ My second favourite one of me! Tane did this picture.


^  I love this one as well, although it isn't the best in my opinion.

Which one is your favorite?

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

George & Summer

Hi everyone!
This post is about our two Persian cats and how funny they are!

1. George, my cat, is quite funny because when you call him he comes running. (I thought only dogs did that!)

George on White by micklyn

^ A beautiful picture of Georgie-Porgie.

2. Summer, my Mom's cat, is funny because when she is drinking water she scratches the floor at the same time. Also, she she tries to catch the water with her paws when it comes out of the tap. Aren't cats supposed to hate water?

Who are you calling a big ball of fur?  by micklyn

^ Summer, looking so very innocent.


3. This is a more of a cool fact about George: his Dad was a model cat - he was in a photographic shoot for a cat food advert!

Introducing George, AKA Man About Town by micklyn

^ George when he was still a kitten.


4. Summer has stayed almost as little as when we first got her!

You had me at 'meow'  by micklyn

^ You had me at 'Meow'. Summer.

Look me in the eye and tell me it's not serious... by micklyn

^ The gorgeous light captures Summer's bushy tail...

5. George sleeps on the laundry, and leaves his long white hair EVERYWHERE.

Perfectly, Elegantly, Charmingly Ugly by micklyn

^ Here George is very clean and elegant looking.

6. George will only eat if his bowl is filled to almost overflowing.

They say that NOTHING beats a good belly laugh!  by micklyn

^ Havng a good laugh! Lol!

7. Once I was bathing George, and I'd washed his whole body and his little face and I thought I was done, but hten I saw his tail and it looked BROWN compared to the rest of him. I think it is because he loves to roll in the dirt! He is also often all covered in leaves and twigs.



^ A drawing my Mom did of George when he was a kitten.

8. They are both SO cute and we love them!

Love, Hugs and lots of Warm Fuzzies by micklyn

^ Summer and George snuggling.

Well, those are our little furballs. All of the pictures are done by my Mom, click HERE to see more of her wonderful work.


Thursday, 11 April 2013

Tigers


(I drew the picture above - it's a saber tooth tiger)

Here are some cool things about tigers!
1. Did you know that if a tiger licked you, you will start to bleed? Well, it is because their tongues are so rough that you bleed!
2. Saber tooth tigers once ruled North and South America.
3. Tigers have four toes on their back feet, and five on their front feet. The fifth toe does not touch the ground when the tiger walks.
4. In a part of India called the Sundarbans, tigers kill and eat up to 300 people a year. Tigers usually avoid humans, but sometimes, when a tiger can't catch its typical prey, it will start eating people.
5. Because tigers hunt by suruprise, they prefer not to attack people who are looking a them. Trying to prevent tiger attacks, fishermen in areas populated by tigers have worn masks on the backs of their heads.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Book Review: The BFG



This I what think about Roald Dahl's 'The BFG'. (BFG stands for 'Big Friendly Giant') My first book review.
I think that this book is very exciting because it is strange and unusual! You never know what is going to happen next. I especially like the part where Sophie reads the labels on the dream jars - Roald Dahl comes up with the funniest and most interesting dreams!
It is basically about a girl who saw a giant at the witching hour. The giant knew if he let her get away with seeing him, she would tell everyone and the humans would go on a giant hunt. So he snatched her from her bed and took her to his cave as quickly as he could. Luckily, this giant doesn't gobble humans - but the other ones do! The other ones are also bigger then him, and every night, they eat human beans. In this hilarious story, the giant and the little girl come up with a plan to capture the bad giants together. I've told you enough. If you want to know the whole story, get the book!

P.S. It's very interesting.        

First Post!

Hi, I am Grace. I am Tangerine-Tane's sister and Hudson's sister. I am ten years old and I have dyslexia, so, when I post I might make some mistakes. I am homeschooled and I have nine brothers and sisters. This is my first blog and my first post. I am still learning how to use blogger, but I am very excited about it!
I called my blog God's Grace because I am God's Grace and I was saved by God's grace when Jesus died for me! So I'll see where this blog thing takes me, and I'll post about book reviews, my life, recipes, activities I do, my thoughts and so on...
I might run some competitions, but I don't know yet. Thank you for reading! I will post more soon.