Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My "Jamming" :) day # 2.

3 cups chopped peeled kiwi
1 package dry pectin
1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
4 cups sugar
Combine kiwi, pectin and pineapple juice in a large saucepan.
Bring to a boil stirring constantly.
Add sugar, stirring until dissolved.
Return to a rolling boil.
Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat-skim off foam.
Ladle into clean hot jars leaving 1/4 inch head space.
Process 10 minutes in a boiling water bath

3 lbs peaches (about 6 cups)
3 cups granulated sugar
3 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon allspice
Place the peaches in boiling water for 1 minute, or until the skins loosen.
Then plunge them in ice water.
Slip off the skins, halve the fruit and remove the pits.
Cut the peaches into 1 inch pieces.
In a large, non-reactive pot, mix the peaches, sugar, ginger, lemon juice and allspice.
Simmer over medium heat for 30 minutes, or until the mixture thickens and mounds on the spoon.
Ladle into jars and store in the fridge for up to 2 months.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

"finger painting" day 1

now my backyard is so colorful :)

My kids love to paint. What can be more fun than watching kids being creative and happy in the "pool of laughs"? I decided to make our finger paint by myself. It is not difficult to do, easier to clean than store paint, plus its FREE! :) 
the recipe is:
Mix 2 cups flour and 2 cups water. Add food color. Vou a la

or  recipe #2

  • tablespoons sugar

  • 1/3 cup cornstarch

  • cups cold water

  • 1/4 cup clear liquid dish soap

  • food coloring or food coloring paste

  • 1. Mix together sugar and cornstarch in a small pan, then slowly add cold water.

  • 2. Cook over low heat, stirring until the mixture becomes a smooth; almost clear gel about 5 minutes.

  • 3. When it is cool, stir in clear dishwashing liquid.

  • 4. Scoop equal amounts of the mixture into containers and stir in food coloring or, for even more vibrant colors, use food-coloring paste.