Alet Gardner

Alet Gardner

Hi there! I am an South African expat, living in the lovely Kent countryside in the UK.
I love everything meaningful and beautiful - so I try my hand at photography, painting, embroidery, needlework, cooking and writing.

My inspiration for all of this: the people that I love,
and the love that God has for me.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 10:31

Green risotto

When baking, one should follow the recipe to the T – and I do that. But, when making risotto, I tend to hop along happily, improvising, tasting, adapting and … enjoying.

 

So, here is my secret recipe:

Thursday, 26 June 2014 14:01

Grace

Mark Yaconelli says: Like an orphan, our prayer often waits to be noticed and held within our anger, our depression, our loneliness, and unmet longing. These broken places within us are irresistible to God, Why not place your hand over your heart and ask, “Heart, what is your prayer?” Then, without judgement, listen.

 

Sunday, 20 April 2014 08:00

Lizette

Zettie – we share a few very special experiences, one of the nice ones an adventure in Crete. What fun to be wife and mum on top of being an accomplished professional woman and an inspiring friend for many.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 20:59

Elréza

I am privileged to have a funky kick-boxing, song-writing, science teaching young friend who inspires me to question my own motives and to live life fully. 

Monday, 17 February 2014 20:40

Feast with new potatoes

What a privilege to dig up new potatoes from our own garden! (Not me, but my very able husband who loves gardening.)

 

So I had to whip up a lovely Sunday lunch – to be enjoyed outside with the patio heater making up for the winter sun not being able to give the necessary warmth.

Thursday, 06 February 2014 14:16

Ronél

A friend with a zest for all the beautiful things in life had to get a her own version of a serving heart symbol – with pink rosebuds and a plump heart full of love. Ronél is good at the art of juggling ministry and raising young children, being a helpmeet who encourages her husband in his ministry and in fun time with the children.

 

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 14:09

Forgiveness and restitution

Forgiveness usually is an ongoing process. 

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 16:15

Strawberries with puff pastry hearts

What to do when you have bought a packet of ready-made puff pastry for a household of two?  Make chicken pies, then a beautiful strawberry dessert, then start thinking about the next application….

Sunday, 16 June 2013 14:59

Twinned bread rolls

Twinned bread rolls:

 

I took the short cut – using bread ready mix for both the brown and white parts (seeing that I don’t have to prove to anyone that I can make bread from scratch.) 

For 12 rolls I used 250gram of each and prepared as instructed on the packets.  While the dough was rising, I grated some Cheddar cheese (any strong tasting cheese should do, but I kept in mind that someone might want to enjoy it with a little jam.)  I cut 6 spring onions into 4cm pieces, halved them lengthwise and got twelve sage leaves from my herb garden (sounds impressive – just a few potted herbs at my back door). 

Sunday, 19 May 2013 15:22

Stay-at-home mom

Q:

 

Help!  I want to be more than I am right now, but how will I ever attain that?  I am tired of wondering and wondering and being on an emotional rollercoaster  I don’t want to just carry on with life – I want to LIVE!  How am I going to succeed in doing that?

 

- Stay-at-home mom