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The Divine Door
I've recently finished renovating an old kauri
door. I really appreciated the intricate timber
mouldings that needed to be taken apart
and sanded piece by piece. Now that it's
back together again and has several coats of
polyurethane it looks magnificent. Doors are
such an important part of any house or building.
Without them we can't gain access easily.
Jesus once referred to himself as a door.
He claimed that he could facilitate entry into the
presence or world of God called heaven.
This was not simply a world open to us when
we die, but he said he could open the door now
in our everyday lives.
When I am in situations that are difficult or
confusing, I sometimes hear a whisper of God
saying to me, "Don't just rely only on yourself.
I am here and can help if you just knock and ask.
I am always ready to be invited in. The two of
us can do much more for any situation than you
can on your own."
When I get over my natural sense of being
independent and knock on the divine door that
leads to God, I often wonder why I didn't do
it sooner. Why didn't I pray about this before
now? Why did I think I could solve the knotty
issues that were giving me sleepless nights
under my own steam? What held me back from
committing my worries and concerns to God?
It's not that I always get what I want when
I knock on the divine door, but when
It's a matter of trusting that God's
wisdom, truth, and strength will
flow through the door like a gentle
breeze. Jesus said, "knock and
the door will be opened to you.
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A treat to beat the blues
By SARAH TURPITT
Dutch lattice tart
is a seasonal fruit
There are not too many foods that
can boast of being a superfood and
still taste fantastic straight off
Blueberries are one. They are full of
antioxidants, and also promote anti-
ageing and a healthy heart.
And during February, the later
varieties are ready for picking. They have
enjoyed a long, hot summer, and are
sweet and delicious -- just perfect for
eating and cooking.
Furthermore, when it comes to the
kitchen, blueberries are incredibly
And don't be deceived by their small
size -- they certainly pack a punch in the
flavour department.There is one Dutch
treat that I just can't pass up. This apple
tart also makes the most of the season's
windfall apples. Makes one, deep 24cm
Dutch apple and blueberry tart
Sweet Short Pastry
Pinch of salt
400g chilled butter
2 egg yolks
Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a
Dice the butter into small pieces and
cut into the flour.
Add the egg yolks and knead every-
thing together to form a dough. Roll out
the dough and line a greased 24cm pie
Place the lined pie dish and the excess
dough in the fridge and allow to rest
while you make the filling.
1 cup sultanas
3G4 cup orange juice
2 kg apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 cup blueberries
4 Tbsp custard powder
4 tsp cinnamon
4 Tbsp sugar
6 Tbsp apricot jam
Preheat the oven to 175C.
Place the sultanas and orange juice
into a small saucepan, and bring to the
boil. Continue to cook until the liquid has
Combine the sultanas with the apples,
blueberries, custard powder, cinnamon
and sugar. Spread the mixture over the
prepared pastry base.
Roll out the leftover pastry and cut into
strips. Arrange them in a criss-cross pat-
tern over the top of the pie.
Bake for 45 minutes or until golden
brown. Remove from the oven and glaze
with apricot jam. Allow to cool before
If you make a few litres of blueberry
vinegarette for the fridge shelves, you
can enjoy the flavour of summer well into
This is really great when tossed into a
salad of baby spinach, feta and toasted
The added bonus is the very low fat
content of this delicious light dressing.
1G2 cup blueberries
1G2 c water
4 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp olive oil
Juice and rind of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in a food processor
or blender and blend until smooth. Store
in the fridge.
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