Fountain of Life

My husband and I drove to another town to deliver pies. The scenery was so beautiful after the rain we had. Everything was green. Grass was growing. There were signs of life everywhere. Places which had looked like semi desert just a month ago were vibrant and alive. I was thinking that this is often the case with our spiritual lives as well. When there is a lot of spiritual input, like a preacher who is on fire for the Lord, or like revival meetings, we are alive and we grow and everything around us looks and feels better. We smile and laugh and life doesn’t seem to be so hard after all. Then we get the times when it feels like we’re in the desert. The messages we hear on a Sunday aren’t all that inspiring. We miss a few services and even our cell group seems to be half asleep. Our lives begin to show signs of being in the desert. We become despondent and depressed and we blame everyone except ourselves. We might go as far as to say we’re like Moses and the Israelites who were walking in circles for forty years.

But what does the Bible say:

Psalm 1:1-3,  Blessed is the man

Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,

Nor stands in the path of sinners,

Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;

But his delight is in the law of the Lord,

And in His law he meditates day and night.

He shall be like a tree

Planted by the rivers of water,

That brings forth its fruit in its season,

Whose leaf also shall not wither;

And whatever he does shall prosper.

Jeremaih 17:8, For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters,

Which spreads out its roots by the river,

And will not fear when heat comes;

But its leaf will be green,

And will not be anxious in the year of drought,

Nor will cease from yielding fruit.

The Bible says that if we do what we’re supposed to be doing and trust God, then we are going to be like a tree that stays green. Look at the next 2 verses in Jeremiah:

The heart is deceitful above all things,

And desperately wicked;

Who can know it?

I, the Lord, search the heart,

I test the mind,

Even to give every man according to his ways,

According to the fruit of his doings.

We cannot afford to go on feelings, especially when we are tired or in a difficult situation. That is the time that we have to go back to scripture and be reminded of God’s promises. Because God knows exactly how we think He has written the Bible so that we can understand it and so that we can appropriate the promises He put there for us.

Psalm 139:1-3, O Lord, You have searched me and known me.

You know my sitting down and my rising up;

You understand my thought afar off.

You comprehend my path and my lying down,

And are acquainted with all my ways.

God knows every little detail about our lives. What is past, what is happening know and what we are going to do in the future. He did not decide what we are going to do because He gave us free will. He does have a plan for our lives, but we can decide to follow that plan or we can decide to go the way we feel like going. We are also not like the soil which is dependent on seasons to be able to thrive. Unlike the physical rain, God, who is the fountain of life, is always available to us and we can call on Him whenever we need Him. If we have been redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb we have no excuses to be wandering around the wilderness.

Psalm 36:7-9, How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!

Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.

They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house,

And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures.

For with You is the fountain of life;

In Your light we see light.

Therefore we need to open the Word and stay on our knees so that we will always have green leaves and be fruitful.

Spiritual Drought

We had a few drops of rain this morning. Not enough. We need more. Of course we are thankful for every drop, its just that we need a lot more. The need for rain is so much more obvious when you live in a rural community. Cattle, goats, pigs and donkeys are in plain sight and there’s few things more heartbreaking than a hungry animal. The soil is also very dry and even regular watering doesn’t keep plants growing. Not that people are allowed to water gardens because of water restrictions.
While the physical drought is plain to see and there are many clear signs, a spiritual drought is sometimes a bit harder to spot. The thing that I have noticed though, is that the two often seem to go hand in hand. The physical is just a manifestation of the spiritual and it can be the spiritual lethargy or apathy which in fact causes the physical drought. In the Old Testament God often caused drought or famine when the people did not want to repent of their sin. I have not seen any scripture which tells me that He isn’t going to do the same in the times that we are living now.
There’s a very well known and widely used verse, 2 Chronicles 7:13-15,
When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place.
When I read these verses it became abundantly clear to me that the people who have to humble themselves and repent, are God’s people. In the time we’re living in now it would be the Christians, not unbelievers. The people who aren’t believers aren’t the one’s who are responsible for the drought. It’s us; we are to blame. Just look at what happened when Jonah got on the ship that was bound for Tarshish. There was a great storm and the captain told Jonah to call out to his God to save them, but Jonah realised that the storm was a result of his disobedience. He asked them to throw him overboard, rather than have everyone perish. Every time in the bible that someone was disobedient to God the consequences were quite devastating.
So what is the problem today? Why don’t people want to follow God’s Word? What are we doing? When there are decisions by government to do things like taking prayer out of schools, most people who say they are Christians just grumble a bit and then forget all about it. A youth pastor said recently that he did a survey of the youth in the city he stays and 80 to 90 percent don’t attend church, and neither do their parents. That’s is a shocking statistic for a country that professes to be a Christian country.
Do people realise that by saying that they are Christians they should be actively worshipping Jesus? When they say they are Christians it doesn’t mean that because their parents were Christians, and they were baptised as babies in a church, they are Christians. Just because they know that there is a God doesn’t mean they are Christians. I believe it is because people are saying they are Christians, and they are not doing what Christians are supposed to be doing, that we are going through a spiritual and physical drought.
The people who attend church are constantly being ridiculed and even persecuted, but at least they are trying. They might not be perfect but they are trying.
Everyone who claims to be a Christian but isn’t actively following in the footsteps of the Master should wake up and ask Jesus to forgive them so that they can start on a fresh journey with Him.
Isaiah 55:6-7, Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon Him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion of him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
If you have become cold and you really aren’t sure of your salvation, please find a Christian who you can speak to so that you can find your way back to Jesus. God loves you so much He’s going to welcome you with open arms.

Filled up and overflowing

It rained all night and all day. It poured. Our water storage tanks are full and running over. We are fortunate to have tanks to catch up water during this time that water has become a precious commodity.

Psalm 63:1, “O God, You are my God; Early I will seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.”

Isaiah 12:3, “Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.”

Revelation 21:6, “And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.”

Revelation 22:1, “And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.”

Clearly in these verses water is used as a symbol for salvation. Water is used every day for washing and cleansing. When we are saved by turning to Jesus our old lives are washed away and we are new creatures. Also when we are baptized, it is in water, symbolizing that we have a new life. Water isn’t only used to symbolize salvation in the Bible, but that’s the only use I’m going to use today.

Isaiah 55:1, “Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.”

If I want to use my water storage tanks for rain water it will follow that I won’t be pumping water into them from any other source. Not from the municipal mains and not from a borehole or a dam. If I want the water to by uncontaminated I have to have a filter on the tank and also make sure that the gutters from which the water flows are clean of leaves and any other foreign matter. The water definitely won’t be pure if there are rotting leaves and dead rodents polluting it. Just the same I cannot be putting foreign matter into my head and my heart if I have received the water of Salvation. I cannot do things that are going to jeopardize the integrity of what Jesus has placed in my spirit by contaminating my mind and my body.

There are many movies and TV programs that are not good to watch. They do not have content that are suitable for children of God. When I say this I don’t mean that we are going to be seeing things that we’ve never seen before, or that will shock us. The problem is that the things we allow into our minds have the potential to stay in our minds. Those are going to be things which will pop up in our thoughts every so often. Do we really want unwholesome and unhealthy images in our minds? Do we want to listen to people using profanities and using the name of God when they aren’t actually addressing Him? Of course television isn’t the only media which influences us. There are magazines and newspapers. Social media and YouTube videos and also literature. People who use foul language and speak about negative and unsavory things are also best avoided.

Then there are also very innocent things that we can fill our minds with that can distract us from God. What about something like Pinterest? It’s the best place to get creative ideas and recipes etc. but it’s also really addictive. It can easily steal many hours of our time that could have been used for Bible study or prayer. I’m not saying that we can’t spend time on hobbies and creative outlets. Not at all. I love doing all kinds of crafts and I absolutely love the ideas I get from Pinterest. I’m just putting a word of caution out there. Don’t let things steal your time.

Just like a rainwater tank needs to get water directly from the rain while it is raining, we need to get input and revelations directly from God when the time is right. We can’t expect to watch television all day and then spend a quick 15 minutes in prayer and think God is going to speak to us.

Isaiah 55:6, “Seek the Lord while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near.”

1 Thessalonians 5:17, ‘Pray without ceasing.”

Psalm 119:15, “I will meditate on Your precepts, and contemplate Your ways,” and verse 97, “Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.”

So we need to be like water tanks that are filled up to the top and overflowing with springs of living water.


The Highest Praise

It rained today. Not for very long, but while it rained it came down in buckets! I just felt the joy of the land. The nourishing water soaking into the soil and the roots of the plants thirstily drinking in every precious drop. The leaves of the trees and the grass look greener and happier now that the dust has been washed off. I grew up on a farm and I remember seeing the cows jump for joy when it rained. Rain is life. Without water we cannot survive. Without water the earth will cease to exist as it is. While it was raining I was imagining the joy that the earth was showing and I was reminded of places in the bible where there are examples of objects like trees praising God.

Isaiah 55:12, “For you shall go out with joy,

And be led out with peace;

The mountains and the hills

Shall break forth into singing before you.

And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”


Psalm 98:4,7-8, “Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth;

Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises.

Let the sea roar and all its fullness,

The world and those who dwell in it;

Let the rivers clap their hands;

Let the hills be joyful together before the Lord.”


Nahum 1:5, “The mountains quake before him and the hills melt away.

The earth trembles at his presence the world and all who live in it.”


Psalm 104:3-9, “He lays the beams of his upper chambers in the waters,

Who makes the clouds His chariot, Who walks on the wings of the wind,

Who makes His angels spirits,

His ministers a flame of fire.

You who laid the foundations of the earth,

So that it should not be moved forever,

You covered it with the deep as with a garment;

The waters stood above the mountains.

At Your rebuke they fled;

At the voice of Your thunder they hastened away.

They went up over the mountains;

They went down into the valleys,

To the place which You founded for them.

You have set a boundary that they may not pass over,

That they may not return to cover the earth.”


Psalm 148:3-4, “Praise him, sun and moon;

Praise Him, all you starts of light!

Praise Him, you heaven of heavens,

And you waters above the heavens!

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Praise the Lord from the earth,

You great sea creatures and all the depths;

Fire and hail, snow and clouds;

Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;

Mountains and all hills;

Fruitful trees and all cedars;

Beasts and all cattle;

Creeping things and flying fowl;

Kings of the earth and all peoples;

Princes and judges of the earth;

Both young men and maidens;

Old men and children.

Let them praise the name of the Lord,

For His name alone is exalted;

His glory is above the earth and heaven.”


Luke 19:39-40, “And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, ‘Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.’  But He answered and said to them, ‘I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.’”


These verse are so beautiful. They seem to have surround sound, 3D and in full colour. Can you see it in your mind’s eye? The trees rejoicing, the streams, the stars, the moon and the sun are all praising God. The sea creatures and even the stones can praise God. That is just so profound. Such a thing to wrap your head around. As humans, we are supposedly the only creatures with a spirit and a soul and we can think rational thoughts. We don’t just react out of instinct and training. But do we praise God the way we should? Or are we holding back because we are afraid of what people are going to think? Do we really know how to praise God for all He is and all He has one for us? Can we truly say that we can lay down everything that is troubling us and just praise God with abandon? How were we brought up? “Don’t make a spectacle of yourself.” “Behave yourself.” “Children should be seen and not heard” “Sit still in church and don’t embarrass me.”


Those are some of the labels which can cause us to become self-conscious and embarrassed by our own actions. 2 Samuel 6:14, ‘Then David danced before the Lord with all his might; and David was wearing a linen ephod.” I’m not saying we should dance in public in your underwear, but I think we should get over ourselves and start praising God the way He deserves to be praised.

Peace in the storm

I’m listening to the thunder and watching lightning streak across the grey sky. Soft rain falling softens the edges just so much. The thunder just cracked so loudly that the doves in the fig trees flew away. I love this weather. It’s loud and vibrant and life-giving. Everything looks clean and smells fresh. I don’t hide from it, rather I embrace it and enjoy it. Can I say the same about the storms in my emotional life? A friend told me that her mother used to run from room to room covering the mirrors when there was a thunder storm. A neighbour used to hide under a bed. When Jesus was in a boat on the stormy sea with His disciples He lay down and went to sleep. They became so afraid that they woke him up and he rebuked the storm. I wonder how the disciples reacted to storms after that day. Were they still afraid or did they remember what Jesus had done and put their trust in Him?

We have all been through storms in our lives, big ones, small ones, bad ones and long ones that felt like they were never going to end. Sometimes they’re just a storm in a teacup and they’re over almost before they begin. Whatever the nature of the storm, it’s not really the storm that’s the problem, our reaction to the storm is what determines the outcome. Do we rush around trying to cover the ‘mirrors’ which we think will attract more trouble? Or do we simply hide our heads in the sand and wish the storm will go away? Maybe we frantically confront anyone who is willing to listen to our troubles. We could withdraw from the world and sit and worry. Which of these methods will make the storm pass? Not one. They are going to have no influence at all. Well they wouldn’t have an influence on the troubles we’re facing, but they might make our lives even more difficult, and even the lives of those around us. No amount of manipulation, worry or shouting is going to do the slightest bit of good.

Psalm 32:6 – 7: For this cause everyone who is godly shall pray to You in a time when you may be found; Surely in a flood of great waters They shall not come near him. You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.

I think these verses make it very plain. We need to trust God and not worry or rant and rave or blame or manipulate. We just have to embrace Jesus in the storm and we will come out whole on the other side. If we hold on to Jesus in the storm we will be able to get through it without fear. We will grow in the storm because storms are loud and vibrant and life-giving.

Because He Lives

I haven’t been writing about my garden because there’s really not much to say. There has been so little rain and so much wind and heat that most of my garden has died. There are a few herbs left that I’m keeping alive. About five minutes ago it started to rain. Thunder, lightning, the whole package. I can hear the rain beating down on the tin roof. What an awesome sound.


Last week I spoke to a local farmer who is in his 80’s and he’s farmed in this district for all his life. He told me that he’s never seen a drought like this. He doesn’t want to check on his cattle anymore because he can’t bear to see them starve. My husband spoke to a young farmer who was in tears when he told him how hard it is for him to know that there isn’t enough food for his animals.


This is real life. This is where the tyre strikes the tar. Grown men don’t shed tears easily. When a man cries (especially a farmer) you know that his heart is hurting. Does God care? Does He send a drought to force us to get on our knees and become humble again or does He test our faith with harsh circumstances? I don’t know. I really, honestly don’t know. I do know that if things always go well with us we won’t need God and we won’t need miracles. We probably won’t even be thankful for what we have because we’ll take it for granted. I don’t think that God brings bad things over our paths to make us better people or that He tests us with things like disease. I do know that we as humans have free choice. I also know that God is love and that He would never do something bad to us. Romans 8:28 says that God lets all things work together for the good of those that love Him. So, if bad things happen to us and we keep holding onto God and His promises He will make it good for us in the end.



A beautiful rainbow representing one of God’s spectacular promises


There’s a song that says “Because He lives I can face tomorrow.” I believe that no matter what happens here on earth there is a bright future for us and if it’s not so bright here on earth it will certainly be very bright in Heaven where the streets are paved with gold.


If it only rains enough to wet the top layer of soil so be it. If it rains so much that everything is washed away and I have to start all over again that’s OK too. Because Jesus lives I will face tomorrow with a smile.

Weather the storm

Psalm 1:3 says, “He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,

That brings forth its fruit in its season,

Whose leaf also shall not wither:

And whatever he does shall prosper.”
That sounds great, I mean really, really awesome. Imagine always being positive and prosperous. Sounds like a dream. It must be possible because it says so in the Bible. I believe that. But what about the times that aren’t so great? What about the storms and the drought and the famine? There are times in everyone’s life where we just aren’t on top of the world and when everything around us seems to be falling apart. What about those times?

We went to the beach this morning and despite the fact that the weather here in town is unbearably hot, it was quite windy and cool at the beach. Not so bad I couldn’t take a dip in the cool water, but certainly not an ideal beach day. After I came out of the waves I noticed that on top of one of the high rocks there were plants growing. It’s actually quite a famous rock called Carriage Rock and it has a hole going all the way through.

As I looked at the plants struggling to survive on the top of that rock I wondered whether I would be able to survive in such harsh circumstances. There is absolutely no shelter whatsoever from the wind, rain and sun. The soil that there is can only be extremely shallow. So with almost no room for roots to grip, and not shelter from the elements how do these plants survive? I think it is by shear willpower. For the seeds to germinate in the first place is a miracle and now they are growing despite everything being against them. There are people like that. People who survive against the odds, who just press on and keep on going despite everything that life throws at them. They don’t look to others to sustain them, they don’t ask for handouts. They are the survivors, the salt of the earth, the overcomers.

Carriage Rock

Just like those plants on to of the rock they have built the houses of their lives on the rock and the winds and the rain cannot wash them away because they have found the Rock who is their firm foundation. In spite of their circumstances not being ideal when you see them you would think that they are the trees planted beside the waters because they are bearing fruit. They are positive and they are thriving. 

Let us all be like these plants on the rock and not allow our circumstances to determine our attitude.

Buy a field

On Saturday, the day before Christmas, we had gale force winds all day. And just to add insult to injury there was a power failure that lasted from 8am to 6pm. Fortunately my handyman had decided a couple of weeks ago that we would braai on Christmas day so there wasn’t a lot of cooking to be done beforehand, just a couple of salads. I am so glad that I had mulched the garden with wood chips because that wind just dried everything out – except the soil that was covered with mulch. It is still hot and dry and looking at my garden I see that lost of the plants are still alive, but there really isn’t any growth. Only rain will make them grow now. It would be extremely easy to give up and blame the weather. I feel depressed when I see the spinach wilting and the parsley and coriander seedlings dying. In Nehemiah chapter 2 the king sees that Nehemiah looks unwell and says to him “This is nothing but sorrow of the heart.” That is how I feel about my garden.


In the book of Jeremiah, Chapter 32, things are going very badly for Jerusalem. God tells Jeremiah that He is going to allow the king of Babylon to besiege the city and carry off all the people too Babylon. Jeremiah is actually in custody in the court of the prison while this is taking place. Then God tells Jeremiah to buy a field. That is quite likely the last thing that he expects, or wants, to hear at that moment. But God tells Jeremiah in detail how his uncle, Hanamel, is going to come and offer to sell him the field, and goes on to describe in more detail what he has to do.

Eventually in verse 25 Jeremiah can’t stand it anymore and says, ‘And You have said to me, O Lord God, “Buy the field for money, and take witnesses”! -yet the city has been given into the hand of the Chaldeans.’

Verse 26 – 27:

Then thee word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, saying,

“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?”

That is the reason I can go out into the garden and fasten string to the poles around the tomatoes to hold them up when they grow taller. That is the reason I water the plants that look like they would rather not be alive. That is the reason I get up every day and get dressed and smile. That is the reason I live. I know that even when things look impossible, God has everything under control. I also know that even when bad things happen (they do and they will) that everything will work together for good to those who love God. (Romans 8:28)


I picked this patty pan squash and cherry tomatoes today as well as beans that have dried that I can use for seed.


Then also in Romans 8:31 we get the well-known words, “If God is for us, who can be against us?

I know that it will rain and even if the rain comes too late to transform my garden into what I want it to be, it won’t matter.


I wrote about Spinach and Clover a while ago, and how clover wasn’t growing around the spinach, and it wasn’t.  My theory was that something in the spinach stopped the clover from growing near them.  Well, it rained again and I had a brand new crop of weeds, and my theory is busted!  There is clover growing right next to and around the spinach.


There’s the proof!!

As I’m watching my nice little theory float out of the window, it seems to me that very often we think we know the answers.  We have the proof and we can solve the problems life throws at us.  Until our theories as busted and everything we thought was a certain way isn’t anymore.  Our very foundations are shaken because things that we took for granted or built our lives around fall apart.  It could be because of illness, financial crisis or emotional issues.  There is always something that won’t work the way we planned it to.  That’s when our faith gets tested.  What do we really and truly believe in and stand on.  Do we have foundations that are strong enough not to crack?  Because human beings are really very fragile we can’t rely on our own strength and intellect to sort out every crisis that’s going to come our way.  I believe in God.  I believe that He sent his one and only son, Jesus Christ to die for me so that I can have eternal life.  I also know that when things go crashing down around me, He will be the one I can rely on. The only one.  I am not perfect and I can panic and doubt with the best of them, but when push comes to shove, I know where my faith lies.

Anyway, I have killed some weeds (organically) by using a mixture of vinegar, salt and dishwashing liquid.  I got someone to dig over the section of ground next to the piece I’ve already planted on.  I allowed the weeds to grow and last week I decided they were really flourishing, but they hadn’t produced seed yet.  I waited for a warm day and sprayed them quite early.  By the middle of the day they had stared to wilt and by the end of the day the leaves were already turning yellow.  I removed a strip of weeds from the edge of that patch and dug it over again.  I divided it into 6 sections and make little mounds that I planted mealies (maize) on.  I’m going to plant beans around them so that they can climb up the mealie stalks and then I’m going to plant squash around them to keep the soil cool and free from weeds.  I read that the indigenous people in America did it that way and called them the Three Sisters.  So we’ll see if it works in Africa too.


I had some very over ripe bananas that I dropped into holes that I dug between the mounds the mealies are planted on.  This is where I’m going to plant the squash seeds.

The other thing I’m really excited about is the apple seed that germinated.  I can envision the beautiful tree full of lovely apples. I also sowed some nasturtium seeds next to my cabbages.  Hopefully they are going to attract the bugs that would normally attack the cabbages. Like a decoy.


My apple seed

This week I’ll try and get rid of the rest of the weeds and see if I can get some beetroot and carrot seeds sown.  Have faith and keep smiling!


Spinach and clover

​I really need to write!! I haven’t written in more than a week and what’s inside of me wants to jump out onto the paper. 

After the lovely rains my vegetables have grown so much, but so have the weeds! Last Saturday I spent almost 2 hours just weeding. While I was waging war on the undesirable elements between my beautiful veges, I noticed something extremely interesting. Only certain weeds were growing between certain vegetables. There was no clover between the spinach. Not a single one. The clover was very luxuriant around the onions and also the garlic, but where the spinach started there was a straight line where the clover stopped. I wish I had taken a photo to prove it.

My theory is that elves came at night and stole all the clover … I wish!! If that was so I could train them to take out all the weeds. On a serious note, I suspect that spinach and clover are simply not compatible and cannot exist in a symbiotic relationship. In companion planting we see that certain plants grow well together and others don’t. 

These are the first peas that actually made it to the pot from my garden home!

It works that way with people too. Some people just don’t get along. There’s no apparent reason; the relationship simply does not work. I think when we realize that there are people who, despite our best efforts, we cannot get along with we should do what the clover does and keep away from them. I know that I should be saying you should show them love, and by all means do, just remember that not everybody will be your friend. 
Coming back to the spinach, I harvested my first leaves for spinach and feta pies. When I weighed them they came to 2,4 kg. Enough for quite a few pies and the first vegetables from my garden that get used for the shop. 

I’m going to share a recipe I made during the week. These snacks are excellent as an appetizer.

I gratted baby marrows (about 2 cups full and blotted up some of the moisture with a kitchen towel) added 2 beaten eggs, 1/3 cup of flour (I used gluten free) and salt. Mix it and press it into an oven pan that’s been lined with baking paper. Its less than 5mm thick. Bake for 25 minutes @ 180°C. Remove from the oven an sprinkle liberally with cheddar cheese. Replace in the oven just till the cheese melts. Cut into squares and serve. They’re really delicious. 

The baby marrow bake before it went into the oven.

Have a lovely weekend.