Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Sticky Fingers

When the Israelites felt like they were going to starve to death during their wanderings, they begged for food.

God provided for them by dropping food from heaven. Didn’t happen everyday, and they were warned to only collect what you could eat, but they were fed.

Manna is described as a bread-like substance, or a seed-like food. It doesn’t say how big it was, but they did say that everyone got exactly as much as they needed in order to survive.

It’s hard to imagine a food falling from the sky, but anything is possible in our cosmic little world.

The Gathering of the Manna, c. 1460-1470.

Manna is said to taste like honey. Who wouldn’t enjoy the divine taste of honey in a form that didn’t make your fingers sticky!?

Divine divinity could be described as something from heaven, too. Light, fluffy, melt-in-your mouth delights that also causes some serious sticky fingers.

Charlotte of Covergirl Beads brings us this week’s delicious treat for the holidays. Enjoy this recipe from her Gram for your holiday party.


2 1/2 cups cane sugar
1/2 cup Karo syrup
1/2 cup water
2 egg whites
1 cup chopped nuts
10 maraschino cherries chopped
1 tsp. vanilla

Combine sugar, Karo syrup, and water in pan and cook to the hard ball stage on a candy thermometer.  Beat egg whites until soft peaks form.  Gradually pour syrup over egg whites while beating at high speed (mixer).  Add vanilla and beat 4 to 5 minutes until it holds its shape.  *Use hand mixer until too stiff, then beat by hand.  Add nuts and drained cherries.  Pour into greased baking dish, or drop by the spoon full onto wax paper.

Here are some more divine delights from some very talented artists for your Christmas shopping.

Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads, Cool White Shiny Glossy 954vg

Covergirl Beads 

Boho chic, adjustable beaded macrame bracelet, The black tulip, white nylon cord

Andrea Designs 

Crocheted Santa Winter Booties Fur-Trimmed Newborn 0 3 mo

Magdalene Knits 

White Pearl and Silver Multi Strand Angel Wing Necklace

Victorian Style Treasures 

Snow Quartz Bracelet, Wrist Jewelry, Gift for Her

Morgan Jewelry Design 

Three Strand Dangling White Bead Earrings

The Singing Beader 

Stunning Black & White Ebony, Exotic Wood Earrings Long dangle Rectangle handcrafted recycled


Christmas White Red Green Earrings, Holiday Lampwork Handmade Jewelry

Shadow Dog Designs 

Red and White Superduo Snakeskin Beadwoven Handmade Cuff Bracelet


Holiday Christmas Coffee Mugs 11oz or 15 oz White Ceramic with Poinsettias

Blue Morning Expressions 

In addition to these fantastic gift selections, each of these artists have their own shops filled with more gift ideas, so be sure and stop and shop with each one.

If you see  something you like, buy it now or forever lose it as handmade gifts sell out quickly!

Shop from these additional countdowns and pages:

Don’t see the perfect gift? Ask an artist to help you design something.

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  1. Love your manna story. Wish the nuns would have taught it that way when I was going to school (but they didn't have a sense of humor) - LOL! The divinity recipe sounds delicious. Been a long time since I've made any. And love your divine selections. Many thanks for including my frosted Christmas earrings. Will pin and schedule tweets for the blog itself and for each item. Treats to the Handsome Florida Dog from the Handsome Desert Moose. Thanks, again.

  2. Thank you, Julie and Harry, for this great post and for including my bracelet. Shared.

  3. Very interesting story about manna. The divinity recipe looks divine and something I will have to try. Thank you Julie for this mid week promotion post. All will be tweeted, pinned and hash tagged.

  4. Thanks so mcuh, Julie and Harry, for featuring my Gram's Divinity recipe. Loved reading about your manna story and your gorgeous selections of artisan handmade gift ideas. Thanks for including my cool white handmade lampwork beads. Pinned and tweeted all and shared your blog.

  5. Thank you Julie and harry for another great blog. Thanks Charlotte for sharing your divinity recipe. I have shared on two Pinterest boards. Thank you for including my white pearl necklace.

  6. Julie,
    I love each one of your Wednesday stories and recipes. Thank you for including my white cord macrame bracelet as part of your collection for this post. I shared all the handmade creations on Twitter and Pinterest board 2020-Countdown to Christmas.