The King of glory

Psalm 24

Of David. A psalm.

1 The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it,
   the world, and all who live in it;
2 for he founded it on the seas
   and established it on the waters.

3 Who may ascend the mountain of the LORD?
   Who may stand in his holy place?
4 The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
   who does not trust in an idol
   or swear by a false god.

5 They will receive blessing from the LORD
   and vindication from God their Savior.
6 Such is the generation of those who seek him,
   who seek your face, God of Jacob.

7 Lift up your heads, you gates;
   be lifted up, you ancient doors,
   that the King of glory may come in.
8 Who is this King of glory?
   The LORD strong and mighty,
   the LORD mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, you gates;
   lift them up, you ancient doors,
   that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is he, this King of glory?
   The LORD Almighty—
   he is the King of glory.

This is one of my favorite psalms.

The imagery of the ancient doors lifting up their heads

with the gates so that the King of glory may come in

has always held my attention. 

Not once, but twice the gates and doors are lifted for

the King of glory.

And who is this King of glory?

Who is the King of glory, we ask once again-

the LORD Almighty.

The Lord who owns the earth and everything in it.

The Lord, our maker.

Almighty- strong in battle.

The King of Glory.

Our father.


Burnt Sugar cake and icing with sugared orange peel


This is such a wonderful cake. 

I’m not sure of the history (Wikipedia and Google both failed me in this department.)

I may do some more research – but that will come later- if at all.

It is moist and and toothsome, yet not dense, and the flavor is subtle, yet

enticing.  And I used a decorative sunflower pan to bake in and the

end result was very pleasing.

Pleasing.  That is the word for this cake.  Pleasing to the eye-

pleasing to the palate- and not too much work.

I gave this cake to friends.


And kept this one for us!

Because I decorated the top with fresh sugared orange peel, you need to go

here for instructions to make your own ,first.

And then  you need to make some burnt sugar syrup.

Put 3/4 cup sugar in heavy skillet and brown it on medium high until it is dark, watch

it- you really don’t want it to burn.  Then add 1/2 cup boiling water, stir well and

continue cooking until it is reduced and thick as molasses.

I made a larger amount and kept it in a bottle and use it when I

WANT this cake.  It is a beautiful amber color.


And now for the cake!


3 cups AP/plain flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 cup butter- softened to room temp.

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs,divided

1/2 cup burnt sugar syrup

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup water

3/4 cup milk


Sift together flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl and set aside.

Cream butter and sugar , using mixer until light and fluffy.

Separate eggs and beat whites until peaks form- set aside..)

Add egg yolks to butter and sugar,beat until smooth and

then add burnt sugar, vanilla and water.

Add flour mixture and beat until smooth, add milk to make it

into a pourable batter.  Fold in egg whites.

Pour into pans- it will make 18-24 cupcakes or 2 8 inch cake pans.

Bake at 350 F for 20 to 25 minutes.

To make icing, make a buttercream icing and add 3 TBS burnt sugar

syrup.  ( 1/2 cup soft butter, 1 cup icing sugar, vanilla and burnt sugar syrup,

and 3 TBS milk or hot water, beaten together)


Ice cake and add strips or bits of orange peel.

All in a day-

Time is relative.

Or so they say.

All I know is that it takes me more time to accomplish less-

so maybe I’m not closely related.

I used to tell my mother that she needed to get up,

shower and dress if she wanted to be included in my

outings.  She would always say she was still in her

nightgown at the unlikely hour of 10 AM.

And now, here I sit, in my jammies, without any

interest in hurrying up to shower and dress.

So maybe the relativity is more to my mom than

to time?

Anyway- I’ve been busy- but there isn’t a whole

lot to show for it. 

I’ve finished another pair of socks.001

002Happy Birthday, Cynthia!

And I made some Chocolate Sable` cookies-


(and have a lot to be made in a roll in the fridge,Mmm!)



And I made my husband happy with roast beef, potatoes and gravy.

I’m slowly getting ready to go down to Chincoteague, but my husband

is involved in a job that has been extended and we’re not sure WHEN

we will be leaving.  So I’m not packing anything yet.  Just preparing.

And in this circumstance time is d r a g g I n g along.

So, really what does it matter what I get done in a day?

There is always tomorrow.