Join Date: May 2002
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Jenn<>< crunchy conservative mama to 6
and my way through my stash.
|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.
|134 members and 16,477 guests|
|*green*faery* , 1babysmom , agentofchaos , agilesheltie , Aillidh , AlaskAnne , americanjuly , azohri , bananabee , BarefootBrooke , beckybird , blessedwithboys , blissful_maia , bluefaery , bradoral , Brittee , bubbagirl , captain optimism , captainkitty2 , carnelianlight , catladymeow , chickabiddy , chiefmir , chknlovr , cmnewbs , Coriolus , Crimson8 , Daffodil , Deborah , devilish , DungeonQueen , easydoesit , emmy526 , farmermomma , forestfoster , frugalmama , greenemami , happyhats , healthy momma , hillymum , ian'smommaya , Incubator , indiana , JadePlant , japonica , K703 , kama'aina mama , katelove , kathymuggle , lalalovely , Laura575 , Letitia , LHcj2008 , Lifted , lilmissgiggles , LiLStar , lilyofjudah , loba , mak127 , mama24-7 , mamabear0314 , mamabear81 , MamaChick , mamadance84 , mariamadly , MDoc , MeepyCat , Meredith Dharma Yoga Hall , Milk8shake , Mirzam , MN BabyDust , MPsSweetie , Mylie , MylittleTiger , NaturallyKait , need2know23 , neemoomommy , Nemi27 , newmamalizzy , oaksie68 , oldsmom , orangemomma , pers , Piskito , pokeyac , Pookietooth , prettyisa , primalmom , prosciencemum , pumabearclan , quantumleap , Ragana , rocky , RollerCoasterMama , rubelin , Ruthiegirl , SandiMae , sarafl , shantimama , Shmootzi , siennaflower , sillysapling , Smokering , sofreshsoclean , spewie , Springshowers , swl73 , teamsalem , Teles , thistime , thtr4me , Tiffa , Tigerle , tiqa , TourmalineMama , TrishWSU , Turquesa , Tweety_Bird , typebug , violetflapjack , VocalMinority , Wolfcat , worthy , Xerxella , zoeyzoo|
|Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.|