8 August 2011

Old Books

Harvesting (scanning) textures and graphics out of a stack of old books from my collection. Stepping Heavenward is a wonderful book – if you find a copy, whether it be new or old, I highly recommend you pick it up and read it!

Gluten-Free French Toast

Making French Toast out of our gluten-free almond bread. Delicious! I believe it had been a little too long since making French Toast.

Toad in the Hole

Smiling at Mum’s Toad-in-the-Hole creation for Dad’s breakfast. (Yes, that would be gluten-rich bread – homemade whole-wheat bread, to be exact.)


And also cooking up some ideas for re-opening the Etsy shop! Stay tuned!

  1. 16 Responses to “Textures, Toast, and Smiles”

  2. Stephanie on Aug 8, 2011 said:

    You are one lucky lady to have such beautiful books! ::sigh::

  3. Cheri on Aug 8, 2011 said:

    Stepping Heavenward is a long-time favorite of mine, and I appreciate the reminder to pull it off of my shelf and open its cover. It has been to long since I’ve last read it. I also own an antique version. Is yours illustrated? The old books are my favorites. :)

    I wanted to ask where you found such lovely fabrics? Are they vintage?

  4. Emily Rose on Aug 8, 2011 said:

    Cheri, this copy of Stepping Heavenward is not illustrated – is your old copy? That would be delightful! And yes, you guessed right – the aprons are vintage, so we won’t be able to find those fabrics at the store… but wouldn’t it be grand if we could!

  5. Shelly on Aug 8, 2011 said:

    Emily Rose,

    How I love, love, love your photos! This may sound silly but it’s as if you take inanimate objects and bring them to life. You are truly gifted. The books and the fabrics are my favorites. Blessings!


  6. Anne Regen on Aug 9, 2011 said:

    Thanks for the bit of inspiration. Gorgeous fabrics!

  7. Bobbi Jo Nichols on Aug 9, 2011 said:

    I am with Shelly you are very gifted and appreciate you sharing with us. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

  8. Holly Schwartz on Aug 9, 2011 said:

    I look forward to seeing your new Etsy shop.
    God bless,

    Holly in Kentucky

  9. Vio on Aug 9, 2011 said:

    Sounds like you are enjoying your everyday life… contentment is such a blessing is it not. I just read Stepping Heavenward, and it blessed my heart beyond words. God is so real when we want Him to be.

    will be peeking at your etsy shop real soon! :)

  10. Kristiana on Aug 13, 2011 said:

    Lovely fabrics… I adore the colors! I have yet to read Stepping Heavenward, I have hear it is an excellent book! I like your title.. very fitting. Can not wait to see what you will be selling in your shop!

    Many Blessings!

  11. Sarah Lee on Aug 15, 2011 said:

    Emily Rose ~ What a delight to own an old copy of Stepping Heavenward! I must start looking for one myself. My sister and I each own several copies of the newer hardback version, but the older one would be a real treasure (especially for photographers). It is one of my favorite books besides the Word of God and I learn something new from it each time I read it! Thank you for your idea about taking pictures of old books. I was able to get some neat shots of our Noah Webster’s dictionary. God bless you, sister in Christ! 1 Peter 1:3

  12. Jen on Aug 27, 2011 said:

    Thank you so much for sharing the photo of the books. I had a copy of Stepping Heavenward that I had not yet read, and after seeing it on your lovely blog, I picked it up to begin reading that very day. I finished it tonight, and I will always be grateful that the Lord used your photo to urge me, it was truly an answer to prayer.

  13. Maralena on Sep 19, 2011 said:

    Hello there. I have an awesome recipe for fluffy gluten free biscuits that I would like to share with you! They are so great!
    Light and Fluffy Gluten Free Biscuits
    (Yield: 16 large biscuits)

    1 1/2 c. brown rice flour
    2 c. corn starch*
    1/2 c. soy flour or sorghum flour
    2 tsp. baking powder
    2 tsp. salt
    1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
    2 tsp. xanthan gum

    1 stick of butter* (chilled in the freezer)
    1 1/4 c. soy milk*
    1 1/4 c. water
    1 Tbsp. cider vinegar*
    1 egg, beaten (or the equivalent amount of your favorite egg replacement)

    1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

    2. In a large mixing bowl thoroughly combine the flours, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and xanthan gum.

    3. Grate the butter into the flour using the small holed side of a box grater. Mix the butter into the flour so that there are no large balls of grated butter.

    4. Add the soy milk, water, vinegar and beaten egg to the flour and stir until the dry and liquid ingredients are combined.

    5. Using a large spoon, drop the dough onto a greased pan to make 16 biscuits. Cook at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

    Here is the link: http://www.glutenfreecookingschool.com/archives/light-and-fluffy-gluten-free-biscuits/

    I substitute Goat’s milk for the soy milk, I am not allowed to have dairy or wheat…but my doctor says I can have goat’s milk…
    I don’t use soy flour or sorghum flour so I substitute with corn meal, and you know it is really good! These biscuits are great! I would also say you need to add the water and milk slowly, it gets too wet and then you can’t really spoon them onto the pan for cooking. I hope you get to try these!
    Love your blog little sister in the Lord!

  14. Claire on Sep 29, 2011 said:

    love the old pictures of the books!

  15. Brandy on Oct 21, 2011 said:

    I’m reasonably new to your site, and I’ve notice that you do some really nice photography. I was wondering if you took classes, learned in college, or are self taught. What kind of camera do you use as well? I’m in the process of learning myself. I use to shoot film years ago, but pretty much left it on auto. Now I’m using digital, and would like to learn manual.Thank you in advance!

  16. Emily Rose on Oct 21, 2011 said:

    Brandy, thank you! No, I have not taken any photography courses; thus far I have been self-taught. The camera body I use is the Nikon D7000, which I usually pair with the Nikkor 50mm 1.4. You can find out more about my photography gear here. Have a blessed day! -Emily Rose

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