Monday 11 January 2021


Homemade Blinis


1. 100g buckwheat flour

2. 100g flour

3. 2 eggs

4. 300 ml fresh milk

5. 20 g yeast or 1 tsp baking powder

6. 1 tsp salt

7. 1 tsp sugar (optional)

8. 1 TBS cooking oil or butter for frying


1. Warm milk to lukewarm and add to a mixing bowl.

2. Add yeast or baking powder, sugar and salt.

3. Crack eggs to separate egg yolks from egg whites.

4. Add egg yolks into the mixer and combine well.

5. Add buckwheat powder and flour into the mixing bowl and mix well.

6. Whisk egg white on a separate bowl until stiff and gently add it to the mixture.

7. If you use yeast instead of baking powder, let the mixture rest for 30 minutes.

8. Heat pan to medium-high heat (np. 7.5 on my stove).

9. Use a tablespoon to scope the mixture and drop into the pan, making it as round as possible. Do so until the pan is full, but leave 1 cm between each blinis.

10. When the side downwards is golden, flip over and fry the other side until golden. You are ready to use your blinis with creme frais, a bit of chopped onions, a bit of dild and some fish egg or smoke salmon.

Additional Information:

I made this as appetizer for Daddy FECS' birthday. Daddy FECS liked it a lot. It is actually very easy to make blinis yourself.



Encouragement for Your Marriage: Don't Expect Prince Charming or Cinderella

Prince Charming or Cinderella isn't real

Hold and treat your spouse in the highest regard as your Prince Charming or Cinderella with your words and actions, as this is the most affirmative recognition of your spouse as the special person in your life and contributing to the creation of oneness which is the ultimate aspired goal and purpose of marriage. At the heart of every human being, we all want to be deeply cherished by our spouse as her Prince Charming or his Cinderella. Cherish your spouse in the same way you wished to be cherished.

But give him/her grace to fail daily and not expect your spouse to be Prince Charming or Cinderella. Our spouses can love us well, but they will never be like the fictional Prince Charming or Cinderella, completing each other perfectly. Prince Charming or Cinderella isn't real, so your spouse will never be them. 

When we expect Prince Charming or Cinderella, the unrealistic expectations we place on our spouse will only end badly for all involved. Expect to be loved well, but by someone who is human and will most likely mess up time and time again. Move forward in love and forgiveness together. 

Don't expect your spouse to complete you. Our spouses will never complete us. That role can only be fulfilled by Jesus Christ. (John 6:35, Psalm 16:11)

"Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." - John 6:35

"耶稣对他们说:“我就是生命的粮。到我这里来的人,绝不饥饿;信我的人,永不干渴。"約翰福音 6:35

"You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand." - Psalm 16:11

"你必将生命的道路指示我,在你面前有满足的喜乐,在你右手中有永远的福乐。"詩篇 16:11 


Wednesday 6 January 2021


Encouragement for Your Marriage: Don't be afraid to be the one who loves the most


"Don't be afraid to be the one who loves the most." *

* Advice from a woman in Georgia who has been married for over 60 years.


LOVE (Part 1)


What is love?

Love is not an emotion. Love is an action that grows out of our attitude and thoughts. Love is a way of thinking and behaving. Emotion is the result of loving actions. 

Love is willing self-sacrifice for the good of the other that doesn't demand reciprocation i.e. love is doing something good for your spouse without expecting any returns. Manipulation is doing something good for your spouse expecting something in return.

There is no such thing as love without sacrifice because we will have to step out of our wants, our needs, our plans and our agenda. Love is always costly.

Love does its most beautiful work when the other person doesn't deserve it. We are all married to an imperfect human being in a fallen world. Our spouse and children are going to have bad days. Our spouse and children are inevitably going to say or do things that will hurt us. That's when love rises and lives out all of its beauty.

If we choose to love our spouse only when he/she deserves it, then none of us will ever express true love.

The good news is that love can be learned because it is not an emotion. If we simply wait for warm emotions to be there, we may wait in vain. But if we choose loving actions toward our spouse, we are setting in motion the cycle which stimulates warm emotion.

let us all build a marriage that goes the distance. 

That's true love.

How do I get this love?

We love because he first loved us (1 John 4:19). In our creepiest most unlovable days, we are still deeply loved by God. What an amazing love! And oh what a privilege it is to experience God so real in our lives. And out of the overflow of God's love overflows the love we give to our spouse and our family.

Here is a podcast that will help you to live out that love:

Here is the post to LOVE (Part 2):

"我们爱,因为神先爱我们。"約翰一書 4:19 

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