Saturday, June 22, 2013

Shabbat Shalom!

             Lots of worship, singing, studying... Shabbat!  It's something we all enjoy. Just like Yahweh said we would, it is truly a rest day not only for our bodies, but for our souls also.
             Last night I recorded one of my songs which I hope to share with you tomorrow, you may have watched it in the past when I was learning how to play my guitar, but I will show you the MAJOR differences in my playing back then to now! Well, I hope you enjoy the remainder of this Shabbat!


Friday, June 21, 2013

Music Videos for TKM

                I have made a lot of new songs in the past year, I thought it would be nice if I made them into music videos and share them on TKM! Those who went to the feast last year at Natchez Trace, heard me play one of my songs titled, 'Daughter of the Commandment' which I also hope to share that with you as well.
               There will be new coming updates in the future for TKM, Yahweh willing. Now that we have the time, resources, and requirements for the club. Maybe one day we can re-open the membership for TKM, that way other maidens can post on the club! But only Yahweh knows. Also, if you have any song requests, I would love to makes songs for you! Don't hesitate. I am hoping I can start recording maybe either this evening, or tomorrow evening... depends. And I am praying that it is clear this Sunday that way I can begin filming.
                I hope you all have a nice weekend, praising Yahweh through it!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Lies We Are Told

It has nearly been a year since I haven't posted, life has been so busy! Sorry for the delay.
I recently found a song sung by four talented young ladies. Elena, Mariah, Michaela, and Olivia shared a song about lies we are told.  I just love it, and I hope you all enjoy it.


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Easy Matzah Recipe

My name is Sunshine. I'm a new poster here.
This week we are celebrating Pesach. Last Friday (Pesach night) we shared our lamb, matzah ball soup, charoset, and bitter herbs with another family. The Mom of the other family brought over some really delicious homemade matzah and gave us the recipe! This is a REALLY EASY recipe to make.

Matzah (any flavor)
Bake:9 min. Oven: 425 F Prep:10 min.

  • 4 c soft white wheat flour or spelt (we used both)

  • 1 tsp salt (and some extra)

  • 3/4 c olive oil

  • 3/4 c cold water

  • 1 1/2 - 2 c raisins or other additions (optional)

Mix all ingredients together. With a rolling pin roll out dough about 1/8" thick. Trim edges with pizza cutter so it cooks evenly. Sprinkle with kosher salt, and gently roll over with rolling pin to press the salt on. Pierce with a fork. Cut into 4 squares. Roll the dough up to transfer to an oiled cookie or baking sheet.

We made a raisin 'n' cinnamon batch. Enjoy!!

Shabbat shalom, Sunshine

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What I've Been Doing...

It has been months sense I have posted anything on TKM, well, that is because I have been occupied with my Bat-Mitzvah studies, and other necessities that I am about to share, here on TKM.

 I must explain, that it is my duty to cook in the kitchen. So Last night, I decided to make a chicken pot pie.

This is a fun, and easy recipe! Perhaps you would like to make it for your family tonight!
Here is the recipe!

Chicken Pot Pie

You will need:

A simple pie crust recipe.

And for the filling you will need:
1/4 cup of Butter
1/2 cup of Mushrooms
1/2 cup of Flour
2/3 cup of Milk
2 cups of Chicken Broth
1 Bag of Frozen Vegetables
1 cubed Chicken Breast


Melt the butter into a sauce pan. Then, dump the mushrooms inside the butter, saute them, until golden brown. Next, combine flour into butter mixture, stir well until thickened. Pour in milk, until it thickens into gravy consistency, then pour in the chicken broth, stir constantly until thick. Dump in the vegetables, and chicken. Pour mixture into pie crust, bake at 350* F degrees. Crust will brown when the pie is nearly cooked. Cool, then Enjoy! Love in Messiah,   


Thursday, August 18, 2011

building, washing, and soon to be spinning Maidens

A few months ago a fellow blogger, Danni from On the Way to Critter Farm
was giving away llama fur, so Mama thought it would
be fun for us to learn how to spin.
We thought it would be fun too, but first we had to 
find out what was needed to spin wool or llama fur.
The spinning wheels were out too much money to
learn on, the next option drop spindles.  As 
we were watching videos about drop spindles we
came across a video about a kick spindle.
As Mama studied the picture and watched the
video she thought it would be
a great learning experience for us to build our own, not
to mention less expensive then buying one.
So here we go, this was how we made our
kick spindles.

First, remove the stud from the bun foot

yay, got it!

drilling a center whole in the bun foot

cutting the dowel rod down to size

sharpening each end of the cut dowel rod

screwing in the hook at the end of the small rod

didn't get a pick of cutting down the larger dowel rod
but did get the pic of the 45 degree angle of the cut

drilling a hole in the larger rod for the small dowel rod to go through

gluing down the larger dowel to the base

Here is our kick spindles and yes that is
some of the llama fiber, it was still dirty but
we just had to try out the spindles and they
work beautifully!!

Since the llama fiber came straight off Kai, with
all the vm (vegetation matter), mud (not much) and 
what we think was a nice smell of llama,
 we couldn't spin it in this condition, so back to
google for some help and help we received.
We learned that the process of prepping the fiber was
Of coarse with the simplicity there was some very
important steps to follow in assuring that the fiber
would not felt in the process.

Here is the raw fleece with a sweet note from Danni

And here is the Lovely Kai, such a beauty!!

Here I am picking out vm and mud

YahChanna meticulously picking out vm

OK, the reason for taking the temp is we wanted to know
how hot the water was when we started.

a tablespoon of liquid Dawn Soap

Immerse/soak the fleece, it is important not to agitate or
move the fleece around too much, it can felt.  So, press it down
for about 30 seconds, release and let it alone!

Set the timer for 30 min.

When the 30 minutes are up, take the temp of the water, this is an
important step, because fluctuation of water temps can,
yes you guessed it, felt the fiber.

ever so gently squeeze just once maybe twice the excess water
out of the fiber, why gently... don't want to felt the fiber

Kai's fleece didn't look that dirty to us
but the water says other wise.  I found out while 
searching out about Llama's they love to roll in the dirt!

OK, to rinse the fiber they filled the tub with the same temp water no soap this
time and immersed the fiber again, just hold under for about 30 seconds and let it alone

after 30 min, gently squeeze the excess water out

Well, the water isn't very clear so they rinsed again 
since I posted the pics of the first rinse I didn't
see the need to repeat, so no pics of the second rinse

We gently placed the wet fiber onto a thick dry towel, rolled it
up and walked on it.  We did this twice with a fresh dry towel
because we didn't have any framed screen to dry it outside
in, it worked for us.  The result dry fiber!

After the fiber dried, it needs to be picked out, to loosen it up and
free the fibers of any mats.  While doing this process we removed
the vm we missed the first round.
The above pic is Kai's clean ready to be
carded fiber.  Oh carding?  That's for
another day ;-)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Lesson on Modesty

This was one of my assignments for my Bat Mitzvah curriculum this year.  I had to write or make a
poster about modesty.  I posted it here since Ms. Pamela had posted a video about modesty last week.
Just click the pic to enlarge it enough to read it.  I hope you enjoy it :-)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Chocolate Chip Pie & Easy Crust

Recently, me and my mom went to go help out a friend because she just had a baby boy. The oldest girl there (Morgan) made this yummy pie. She gave us the recipe.

1C sugar
1/2 C Flour
1/2 C butter (Melted)
1C Chocolate Chips
1/2 C Shredded Coconut
3/4C Pecans,chopped
1tsp Vanilla

*Blend Sugar, Flour, Eggs, Butter and vanilla
*Stir in Choc Chips, Pecans, and coconut
*Pour into unbaked pie shell
* Bake at 350 for 30-35 min until golden
1 1/4C Flour
1 1/4C Cold Butter

Cut flour into butter until crumbly. Press into pie pan. keep in fridge or freezer until ready to bake.

Note: I like to use a food processor to cut in butter, but a pastry cutter or forks will do nicely.


Monday, April 11, 2011

Modesty Video Teaching

We thought this was a wonderful video teaching in the the topic of modesty and why it is important. Modesty is a value we all share here at Torah Keeping Maidens. As young women, we are learning to keep our hearts, bodies and mind pure for YHVH and our future husband. It is a way to honor our fathers, and brother and sister and mothers. It is a way to help remind us and other that we are set a apart forthe work of The King. Modesty is so much more than how we dress. However, how we dress is a very important piece to the combination of the things which make up the big picture of 'modesty'. It is an expression precious expression of worship and submission and of being set apart for YHVH.

In Him,

In the future we hope to express more encouragment on this topic of feminity and modesty.

Blessings to all you young Maidens of the King!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Baby Gift Giving Maidens

Last Sunday, Yom Reshon, Our Family was invited to a dear friends Baby Shower.  Needless to say we were ecstatic about going!  Our gifts we showered on little Elisheva were knitted, crocheted, and sewn by machine.

We gifted her with knitted baby booties, bibs, a cotton dress, knitted sweater, knitted hat, crochet wash cloths, and crochet baby blanket. 

Our Friends live about an hour and fifteen minutes away... when we arrived there was much joy and excitement.

Little Elisheva was so tiny and sweet, just like her momma and aunties!  It was a fun filled day with games, fellowship, collecting eggs.... yes, we collected chicken eggs for the first time in our lives, goat feeding and just learning the ways of homesteading. 

As we said our good byes it was hard to leave, but we were filled with the hopes of returning soon.
As we laid down to sleep, we reminiscence on the day and how blessed we were to be part of this special family lives.  Yahweh is so very good!  Blessed be his name!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Card Making Maiden

A little while ago, I participated in a card exchange. ( Exchanges seem to follow me wherever I go =) Here are the ones I made,

The purple one is my favorite.
I thought I would mention that my Mom is very good at this sort of thing. She is very skilled in making cards and decorating & things like that. Thanks mom, I could never have done it without you!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Winter Quilting and Embroidery

My Grandma's B-day was coming up. (She lives WAY out of state.) What should I get her? Mama suggested a Bible cover, I liked that idea so we got out some fabric and cut out a neat little square to embroider the Holy Name onto to put in front. Long story short, we figured that a Bible cover wouldn't work Sooo, Mama, good ole Mama, said "Do you want to make a quilt?" I said, "Yes!" So here it is!

Last night I got a call from Grandma, " Hello?", " I am calling to thank you for the BEAUTIFUL quilt you made me! Now I can snuggle in at night and know that all of you touched this and helped make it! It's like being hugged by all of you at once, and YHVH too!"

Little things matter,

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Shaker Cake

This is a simple recipe that we found a long time ago but have not made for quiet a while.
Last night my dad was looking for some thing sweet to make, so he ran across this recipe and decided to make it. YUM! (I made another one today. We had to have a picture, right?!) :-)

2C Flour (we use whole wheat)
1TBS Baking Powder
1tsp Salt (we use sea salt)
1/2C Sugar (we use Rapedura)
1C Oil (we use coconut or grapeseed oil)
1C Juice of choice (or puree or jam)
4 Eggs

~In large bowl mix dry ingredients.
~In small bowl mix wet ingredients
~Pour wet bowl into dry bowl and mix.
~Pour batter into greased 2 qrt pan and bake
~Let cool

May sprinkle with cinn or sugar (optional - we usually skip this)

**This serves as a good breakfast cake for Shabbat. Just make it ahead on Erev. This is not a very sweet cake.

You can use jam, jelly, juice or puree, blueberry, strawberry, peach, apricot, etc. in the recipe. We have made lots of variations and they are always good!

It was originally called "shaker cake" because you can put all the ingrediants in a jar and shake it to mix it, than just pour it in the greased pan. That is a fun way to do it too. It uses less dishes. :-) However this recipe requires a 1/2 gallon jar. I wonder if we might have doubled it at one point. You could cut the recipe in half then it would fit in a quart jar to shake...but then you would use round cake pan or 8x8. I prefer the bowl method myself, I think it mixes better.

I hope y'all like it,

Monday, February 7, 2011

Reasons for the Season

Our reasons for (for loving) this season is making snow men,
throwing snow balls, and actually one time we went sledding. 
But this winter, instead of doing activities, we decided to make a 
yummy, sweet, treat called 'Snow Ice Cream' 

First we put some snow in a large bowl,

Then, to make the snow have flavor, we added,
almond milk, vanilla, and sugar.
(but can vary in flavors)

And finally, we mixed all the ingredients in, then had a 
yummy, sweet treat called 'Snow Ice Cream'!

It's a very easy dessert to make if 
anyone has a snow fall. 
I hope you all have some,
that way maybe you can make your very own snow ice cream!

Oh one very important thing, make sure it's fresh
clean snow...