For many years Tina Neumann has worked hard to keep the ESR going. We are very grateful that she has worked so hard for this ministry, and we will miss her as she is no longer part of the organization team. However we look forward to seeing where God takes this ministry, and hope with all our hearts that our service brings Him all the Glory and Honor.
you need for 30 servings [4 servings]:
4 kg Pumpkin [700 g]
4 pieces lemongrass [1 piece]
2 red chili peppers [1/2, if you like it spicy hot take 2]
ca 7 cm fresh ginger [2 cm]
10 teasp coriander seed [2 teasp]
10 tblsp oil [2 tblsp]
5l vegetable broth [1/2 l]
1l coconut milk [400 ml]
juice of 2 limes [2 tblsp]
(optional, for 4 servings: small bunch of fresh coriander herbs or parsley)
1. cut pumpkin pulp (without paring, seeds and fiber) into square pieces,
chop lemon grass well and
cut the whole chili peppers into round slices,
peel ginger and chop well
2. roast coriander seeds in apan w/o fat until
fragrant, crush and put 80% of it into a tea egg
(or paper tea bag if you have). Saute pumpkin,
lemon grass, chili and ginger in oil.
3. Add vegetable stock, coconut milk and the
crushed seeds in a tea egg, bring to boil,
simmer for 15 min. or until the pumpkin is done
4. puree with hand blender, season with salt and
lime juice to taste. add coriander herbs and the
rest of the crushed coriander seeds
First of all I think it's a good way to keep people informed about the "work behind the scenes".
It could also be a great tool to have a better communication between the team members. Just post a quick note about what you've actually done and what the result is. Like:
Today I changed some of the sites on our website.
I took off the word "topic" and named that site "next retreat". With the first click now one can read about general things they need to know, like "where's that place" and "when do I have to be there", "what does it cost" or "what do I have to bring".
Then I created a sub page where topic and speaker will be announced as soon as we know who and what they are.
At the last retreat I also felt the need to give an opportunity for those who want to help. I am an optimist! I believe people want to serve for the Lord and they will take any chance to follow his call. Just click the "volunteering" sub page and sign up! I can't wait to hear from you!
Oh and last but not least: I had so many requests for publishing the recipes of the food we had at the ESR! So why not here?
What do you think?
I have been organizing the retreat since September 2007. Sometimes I feel people don't understand why, because it's a lot of work. But I love that kind of work and although I've thought about completely handing it over to someone else, so far I'm still in. I always try to have my ears open to the Lord. As long as He says "keep going" I will continue with all my being.