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Jenn<>< crunchy conservative mama to 6
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|I've been busy making clove studded citrus. I use a skewer to make holes in oranges/limes/lemons & insert cloves-I like swirl or circular patterns-wrap with ribbon & hang in cool, dry spot to dry. Makes a yummy potpourri.
thanks for the inspiration!
|Oh my those sound lovely! I may have to try. Any tips for a beginner?|
don't rub your eyes! LOL! I like to string mine w/dental floss until they dry becuz of shrinkage-then I wrap with decorative ribbon. I just knot the floss right onto the skewer & pull all the way thru to other side. Then hang to dry. thats all the tips I can think of. Do cover the fruit thoroughly with the whole cloves. They are scrumptious! I figure if we ever have a famine I could make a nice pot of tea with one!
And nobody's brought up gingerbread houses. Much easier than people would have you believe, and kids about 7 and up can decorate their own. You can even use graham crackers to make small, quick ones. When I was a kid, my mother hosted a party for my friends where we made these - so much fun!
Although if you don't like refined sugar, it may not be for you. :-)
I wonder if the cinnamon dough would work? Hmm.
got a bunch of citrus fruit (grapefruit, organges, lemons...) and sliced them somewhat then and placed them over a vent to dry out. tied a little ribbon to each and hung them on the tree! they do actually look quite pretty when the lights on the tree shine through them, plus I don't have to worry about the little kids getting into them. They don't break and are completely edible.
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