Quote of the Week

“Moving into victory doesn’t mean the battle has ceased, it meants you know how to fight it.”
Tom Harmon

The Bookshelf

His Princess, a devotional for girls.  We highly recommend it!  To see inside, you can go to Amazon.com, or ChristianBook.com

Videos of the Week



We love watching many of the Improv Everywhere videos…but the Carousel Race is our new favorite!  Be sure to click on ‘part 2’.
These guys have too much fun with their instruments 😀

The Recipe Box

For Cassia’s birthday dessert, we had two *very* scrumptious desserts!  And they were even GAPS legal 😀

Hazelnut Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

We tweaked this recipe from Grain Free Foodies
2 2/3 cups hazelnuts
8 Tbs. honey
8 large eggs, separated
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
Finely grind skinned hazelnuts in a food processor. Use the pulse function to avoid over-processing (you don’t want hazelnut butter).
Set oven to 300 degrees (F). Butter two nine inch cake pans and line bottoms with parchment paper. Grease parchment paper as well.
Combine egg yolks, two tablespoons honey, cinnamon and salt in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until thick and smooth, about 4-5 minutes. Stir in ground hazelnuts and set aside. Make sure this mixture stays at room temperature.
In a clean dry bowl, with clean dry beaters, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add 6 tablespoons honey. Continue beating until stiff peaks form and mixture is glossy.
Fold two tablespoons egg white mixture into hazelnut mixture. Continue gently folding in whites a tablespoon and a time.
Divide batter between prepared pans. Smooth tops. Bake until tester inserted in center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Cool in pan on rack. Slide knife around edge of pan and gently pry up parchment paper. Turn out first layer onto platter. Thinly frost with chocolate buttercream. Top with second layer, and frost more thickly with additional buttercream.
Ingredients for Frosting
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
2-4 Tbs. honey
2/3 cup cocoa
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Cream butter and lesser amount of honey until light and fluffy. Taste. Add more honey, if desired. With mixer running, slowly beat in cocoa. Taste. Add more cocoa and/or honey, if desired. Beat in vanilla. Must be used at room temperature, but may be stored in refrigerator.
Shown with Hazelnut Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

GAPS-legal Chocolate Ice Cream

6 c. coconut milk
3 c. heavy whipping cream (you can substitute this with coconut milk for a dairy free version–this just makes it a little more creamy!)
7 egg yolks
3 T. vanilla
1 c. honey
3 pinches celtic sea salt
1 1/2 c. cocoa powder
Blend all together in a blender and freeze in an ice cream freezer.  Makes approximately 1 gallon ice cream.  So yummy!

Farmgirl Favorites

When you’re tired of rollerskating…


Want to see more old pictures?!  Mommy’s posted some over at her blog 😉


Cute Quotes

The girls have pressed flowers before, and the boys decided they wanted in on the fun.  They were very excited about all the flowers they were ‘smashing’, as they called it 😀  One day Isaiah asked Mommy what kind of paper he should use to put his flowers on, because it was sticking to the paper towel. (They stack encyclopedias on top of flowers sandwiched between paper).  Mommy told him he could use wax paper, so he went and asked Jessica, “Do you know what wask paper is?  can you get me some?”
We found a fly in our honey (after we had eaten some of it) and Isaiah was telling us girls about it, who didn’t know already.  He is used to hearing us talk about food and how certain foods will cause us ‘problems’ (upset stomach, etc.)  He said, “There was a fly in the honey!  And we ate some!  I hope it doesn’t make anybody have problems!”
from 2005
When Leah asked Charissa if she wanted her burrito heated up in the microwave, Charissa said,
“Yeah, and I want to push the buttons and ‘play’!”  (the start button)
Note: The Seven Sisters Treasures is a {almost} weekly post where we share some of our favorite things. Hope you enjoy! ~the Farmgirls


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6 thoughts on “Seven Sisters Treasures #77

  • August 5, 2011 at 9:53 am

    “want to see more old pictures?!…”

    hmmm….sounds like we’re old or something 😀

  • August 6, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    We have watched that video over and over. Where did y’all find it? I saw it on a theology blog. (well……..you know.)

  • August 6, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    That desert looked AMAZING! 😀 great post!


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