Don’t Forget the Olive Oil!

Olive OilThis week I was in the kitchen "multi-tasking": making dinner (The Mrs. Capranica Spaghetti–mine is not true Italian because I have a different ethnic heritage than the Capranica name might lead you to believe but the true Italian in the family will eat it!), washing dishes, catching up on the day's news, and getting ready for Bret to come home.

Now, here's the piece of advice from My Villa Kitchen to your's: Don't forget the Olive Oil in the Spaghetti noodles! It's keeps them separated from eachother. It's a must in any Italian kitchen. I did not learn that on my own I must confess but my husband taught me!

So back to the multi-tasking story…when all of the sudden I began to lose my control over the various tasks I was trying to accomplish: something was starting to burn, the news switched off and was blaring those horrible commericals, and I realized that I had not stirred the pasta since dropping it in. This was going to be a nightmare in the kitchen. By the Lord's grace, it has been a long time since I've had a nightmare in the kitchen. But here we were…as I went to stir the pasta I was pleasantly surprised…the olive oil did it's magic. No noddles stuck together in a big clump. And with a little bit of creative work I had the "roasted pepper" spaghetti sauce back under control and the kitchen cleaned and the tv muted just as my dearest walked in the door~

Remember, don't forget the olive oil.

From my villa to yours~

Published in: on April 28, 2006 at 10:50 pm  Comments (1)  

Praying and not losing heart!

It's so easy to lose heart these days! The older I get (and maybe the more I see, read and hear), the easier it seems to be to wane in the battle against "losing heart"! So the words I read yesterday from the Lord Jesus' lips encouraged my heart not to lose but to keep praying!

Luke 18: Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all time they ought to pray and not lose heart, saying, "In a certain city there was a judge who did not feat God and did not respect man. There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, "Give me legal protection from my opponent." For a while he was unwilling; but after ward he said to himself, "Even though I do not fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow bothers me, I will give her legal protection, otherwise by continually coming she will wear me out."

And the Lord said, "Hear what the unrighteous judge said; now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them? I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?"

Lord, grant me the faith to cry to You day and night for the just things You delight to give!

From my villa to yours~

Published in: on April 23, 2006 at 1:44 am  Leave a Comment  

From My Villa to Yours…

This is my first post ever. I have read many and made jokes with my husband for spending so much time writing posts but now seem to have been sucked in like so many! Lord-willing this will be a profitable endeavor!

My husband and I recently bought a new home, which we've made into a Tuscany villa in the midst of our not so Tuscany town of Hemet, CA, thus the reason for calling our home the villa. I am a home keeper/home maker/house wife. My life is centered in my home, thus the tag line "from my villa to yours." So since my life is centered in my home and we live in a wonderful villa I would like this blog to be thoughts, comments, encouragement, exhortations, and updates from my villa (my home) to yours…whoever may be reading!

So I step out into the world of bloging…here I go.

Grace to you from my villa to yours.Villa with Vineyard

Published in: on April 6, 2006 at 4:45 am  Comments (2)