Monday, September 30, 2013

Belizean Beauty

I am so grateful for the glimpses of God's glory in our yard here in Belize.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Banana Pancakes

When I saw that my friend Kay posted these gluten free pancakes on Facebook I knew I'd be giving them a try!  This recipe is based on the modifications Kay and I each made when we tested the pancakes.

Banana Pancakes
1 ripe banana
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
A pinch of salt

Mash the banana up well. Add in eggs and blend. Add salt and vanilla. Lightly oil or spray your pan and fry on low to medium heat for about a minute or so on each side.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Bargain hunting

As Janina, Sophie, and I were shopping for wedding supplies on Laxmi Road I could not help but notice all the apartments above the shops.  I'm sure living above your store helps keep the prices low!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

My store!

Even though I'm 50 years old, my mother, grandmother, and especially my Auntie Martha still call me Pebbles.
 And of course, I will always answer them!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Even to your old age...

Her face drew me in...numerous lines reminiscent of wave after wave on the Arabian sea. Concerned eyes as intense as the sun.  I find unexpected beauty in her presence.  She knows her products well.  She is ready to discuss each one and show off its features.  Her pots are on the ground, close to the street, everything is dusty, grimy, but she wipes them down carefully to show them off for prospective buyers.  Hers is the first stall we go to and the last one we visit as we look for items needed for the wedding.  Stooped over, with her saree tucked in to form a pair of pants of some sort, she bends low to wrap the pots for us and we are grateful.  None of her wares are very expensive.  One pot sells for 6 rupees (about 9 cents).  We leave with three small pots. The next day we return for 75 more.  I wonder how many more years she will be on the side of the road, bent low, selling a pot or two at a time?

Even to your old age and gray hairs
I am He, I am He who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you
I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
Isaiah 46:4

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tea for three

A few weeks back Spencer, Meesha, and I did a bit of sightseeing in Mumbai. After visiting the India Gate we took a look inside the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. An exquisite five star hotel favored by numerous dignitaries and wealthy people for many years.  

I am so grateful that we took the opportunity to have tea at one of their many restaurants.  It was such a lovely time that I will fondly cherish in my heart.  For no more than the cost of a Starbucks coffees we were treated royally with excellent service, slowly savored our tea, and shared this precious time together!

Monday, September 09, 2013

Counting down the days...

It's almost time to get all glammed up in the saree that Meesha gave me to wear at the wedding! 

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Transporting goods...

Whether it's by truck, car, motorbike,  or bicycle; vendors have to get their goods from here to there!

Monday, September 02, 2013

Upcoming festival...

Ganesh idols are for sale here all along the streets.  A 10 day festival is coming and we've been told it's going to get loud!