It is so easy to make your own rose flagrant sugar. Just put some sugar, about half kilo in a food processor and add two handful of rose petals.
If you liked flavored water, you will love this fruity water. Put 1500 ml of water in your blender, add a peeled lemon, 12 strawberries and a hand of mint leaves.Give it a buzz and you will get the most delicious water.Drink it as it is or strain it through a sieve to retain the small pieces and obtain a clear water.Serve it cold on a nice warm day. Let the summer begin 🙂
I bought a while ago some red wine salt and i liked it, but it was too expensive for buying it again, so I decided to make my own red wine salt. So I bought some coarse sea salt and used it to make my red salt. I had some home made red wine, so no expense here.
I put the wine in a pot and let it boil until it remains only a big spoon of dark red syrupy liquid.Then I put that liquid over the salt (250 grams) and mixed it well until all was absorbed by the salt. Then I placed the salt on a tray to let it cool and dry.
But after a day I saw that the salt was still wet so I decided to give a little help and placed it in my dehydrator.
Ready. Now I have my own red wine sea salt 🙂
Using flowers to flavored vinegar is not a new practice. This time I used onion chive flowers to add to my vinegar.
Is so simple. Just pick some flowers, if not enough to fill a bottle, don’t worry, you can add some more later.
Add white wine vinegar to cover the flowers.
Close the bottle, shake it, and place it in a dark place.
Add more flowers as they become available until you fill the bottle. Use it to flavored you salads. Enjoy! 🙂
L.E. This is how it looks 10 days after, nice and pink 🙂
I have been growing my ginger in a pot on my balcony. After the top growth have been wilted I decided to harvest the roots. As we don’t really use much of the fresh ginger I decided to candied my harvest.
I washed them and sliced them thinly
Then I put it to boil into some water with 2 tablespoons of sugar
After a half of hour I strained the water, living only 3 tablespoons of water and adding more sugar, about 5 tablespoons. Then I let it boil until there is no liquid left.
I took out the ginger pieces on a piece of baking paper
Here is the sugar left on the pot after I took out the ginger, I’ll use it to flavor my teas or cookies
And in the pot I added some hot tea to melt the left sugar
Never throw away good things, bottle the strained water and keep it in the fridge. Mix it with teas when you feel ill.
Store the candied ginger in a metal box and use as needed.
Making your own seed tape is easy and funny. You can even ask your kids to help you, they will love it. All you need are the seeds you want to use, toilet paper and some water base, nontoxic glue. If you want to be more eco-friendly you can use a runny mixture of flour and water instead of glue.
Prepare the toilet paper bi cutting it into desired lengths and then cut its width it into three strips.
Consider the right distance between the seeds and place small drops of glue on the paper then place a seed on each drop.
Let them dry and then roll the paper back. Use them as needed. You can make these on a rainy day, over the winter or when you have nothing else to do and you fill in a gardening mood 🙂
This way you will have evenly spaced plants and no seed waste. Also this will save time later in the garden, as no thinning will be required.
My little avocado plant that i planted back on April is now a 1 meter tall tree. It needed another pot so i transplanted it into a bigger pot that will sustain it for a wile.
I don’t know how long will it take until I’m going to eat any avocado fruits from it but I’ll grow it as a decorative indoor plant until then.
With summer almost here, i was thinking to make something refreshing to drink, but something that don’t have sugar and is not a tea, i was thinking to make my own flavored waters. All you need is a bottle of 2 liters of water, 1/4 lemon, few springs of mint and a fridge 🙂 Cut the lemon into fine slices, chop the mint and then add them into your water. Put in the fridge and allow 12-24 hours to combine. You can also add 3 strawberries cut into slices or any other fruits or vegetables that you like.