Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Back in the 80's I had triple hanging baskets like this in my kitchen, and as I've been organizing, I thought of their usefulness again. Lo and behold, I found a set in Kmart for about $5. Just what I wanted to keep dry onions and garlic close by. I had been storing some of them in the back closet of the mud room which was too cold and they began to freeze and go mushy. The frig is not the best place for them since there's too much moisture, so I chose this nifty hanging basket. It holds two kinds of onions for me and I have garlic at the tippy-top. I think it will be fun to add fresh fruits and veggies to the baskets as the seasons change.
Speaking of fruits and veggies, I, as the Headmistress of Food and Nutrition in Our House, have deemed that we shall eat more fruit and veg this year. Nutritional Experts say that we ought to eat 5-9 servings of fruit and vegetables (combined) a day, but what exactly is a "serving size"? This site says that approximately half a cup of sliced fruit or vegetables equals a serving size. A cup of fresh greens is a serving size, and one orange or one apple is equal to a serving size. There are more specifics at the site, so do check it out. Whatever a serving is, mind what your mother always harped on, "Dear, eat your vegetables."
I have decided to do another simple thing pertaining to my Bible reading. I will read a book from my Bible 20 times before moving on to another. It sounds somewhat tedious, doesn't it? I have chosen to begin with James since it has only five chapters. I think the idea is to "own" that book, to plant it deeply in the spirit, to make it a part of the life, and that is something I'd like to do. Island Sparrow has done it and highly recommends it, and she points us to this link for more information. Thanks Kathie!
"He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, 'God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble." ~James 4:6 (a scripture that is in my mind today)