Hummingbirds are visiting my backyard feeder again this year. I make my own sweet nectar for them using 2 cups of water and 1/2 cup sugar. Boil water first. Add sugar and stir. Let cool. This keeps in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. I change it often.
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Make something delicious with fresh strawberries.
Strawberries are the most cultivated berry in the country. They are grown in every state and are available at most farmers markets, if only for a brief time in colder climates. Nothing beats fresh, local berries......read more here:
Today I decided to use my tart pan I bought from the local thrift store. I knew I wanted a light tasting crust. I don’t like a pie crust that crumbles when you cut it.
Next I wanted a filling to resemble a cheesecake but not too thick or rich. I only want it to be about one half of an inch thick. I don’t like the creamy pudding texture most tarts have. Plus not too sweet.
Lastly the fruit topping should be fresh. Not fruit cooked in with with filling.
Ok, so now to find a recipe that fits my needs.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Bracelet Helper Lampwork Glass Beads Handmade SRAJD Artist SRA
How does it work?
Attach the helper to the receiving end of the bracelet. Hold the Bracelet Helper in your hand with the alligator clip facing down and pointing to your wrist.Wrap bracelet around your hand and fasten the clasp with your other hand.
Monday, April 2, 2018
I’ve seen Kombucha in the supermarkets and have tried a few different flavors. I decided I like it but didn’t like paying almost $4.00 per bottle. After a weeks worth of research and watching YouTube videos I was ready to make my own!
What is it?
Kombucha is a variety of fermented, lightly effervescent sweetened black or green tea drinks commonly intended as functional beverages for their supposed health benefits. Wikipedia
Now my process:
Here is my gallon jar with the SCOBY* floating in it. Amazon sells the entire kit if you are interested. This is the link of what I ordered.
I added sweetened black tea to ferment for the first time (F1).
A thermometer is helpful to gauge the temperature. I have the jar on a heating blanket.
Next is the 2nd fermentation (F2) which I added some fruit and fruit juice along with the sweetened tea brew.
After a few days you put the bottles in the refrigerator which stops the fermenting.