I just wanted to show off my little patchwork netbook case. I have so much fabric so I figured I would make a couple of large patchwork squares, add a little interfacing and slap it together. It's far from perfect and in my sleepy state I used the wrong interfacing. Oops. I still love it.
Monday, June 8, 2015
I will take some time soon and put together a post on all my fermenting projects. In the meantime I wanted to share this quickie guide to fermenting. It's as easy and cutting up some fresh veggies, seasoning them and fully submerging them in brine. It's key to make sure the veggies stay submerged to prevent mold and rot. You will also need a Fido jar or a jar with an airlock of some kind to prevent air coming in contact with your food. For a quick and easy solution, use a squeaky clean Mason jar. Pack your veggies and brine and top with a plastic ziplock bag filled with brine. This will weight down your veggies and make sure they stay submerged. For a makeshift airlock, top your jar with another ziplock bag secured with a rubber band. When the bag becomes full of gasses, you can easily burp it and replace the bag and band. Give it a try. It's a great way to preserve excess food and get in all your probiotics.Happy fermenting!!!!
Thursday, May 7, 2015
I saw this recipe floating around on some of the fermenting forums and sites I read. It's not fermented per se, but it feeds in to my need to have all kinds of questionable bubbling brews on my countertop. It's basically milk, citrus fruit, vodka and sugar. Let it sit, shake it from time to time and in 10 days strain it. I did mine with vanilla vodka and oranges. The result is a rich, creamsicle flavored liqueur of maximum deliciousness.
Here's the recipe I used:
Saturday, May 2, 2015
I am so happy to share my new flower pots. I picked up some funky old weird 70s pots at the Goodwill Outlet for 10 cents each.
All of the colored parts are actually little beads. Some popped out, some stayed in. I just have no idea why they are there to begin with.
I made these a month or so ago. My only bummer is that the fluorescent pink one has kind of faded. As soon as these pansies have faded, I'll just paint it again.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
OK so it was late at night when I was making this and frankly I took crap pictures. I think you get the idea though :)
Every time I use any veggies I save the peels, ends and even onion shuck. I throw it all in a ziploc in the freezer. A gallon size is just about right for making broth. When it's full I simply dump it in the crock pot and let it run for 4-6 hours until the veggies are mush and the water is golden brown.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Here are just a few snapshots of life recently...
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
I have been making a ton of smoothies lately (more posts to come). Chia seeds have become a real staple. They are nutritious, have a weird texture that I love when they are soaked (think tapioca), and they give you a ton of energy. Give this superfood chia gel a try!