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Peppermint Extract

Peppermint Extract

Yesterday I had a very productive and busy day. I greatly enjoyed it! One of my little projects was making some peppermint extract 🙂 Next extract to make is gonna be lemon because I have a whole ton of lemons!! I also need to buy a couple more types of containers for these liquid concoctions. Anyway, onto the recipe/pictures. Peppermint Extract As you can tell, here are my instructions. 1/2 cup peppermint leaves 1 1/2 vodka (I used 80 proof)…

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Peachy Simple Syrup and Jam

Peachy Simple Syrup and Jam

Why make your own simple syrup? Because it is SIMPLE! Hahahaha! Firstly, why did I do this? Well, because we were out and I forgot to grab some at the store! Also, I realized all that makes up this simple syrup is sugar and water!! Amazing right? That is the simple syrup that I made. I did use raw sugar so that is why it is brown 🙂 Then I wondered what else could I do with this easy recipe! PEACHES!!! I…

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Saving Your Fresh Herbs

Saving Your Fresh Herbs

This year I planted a herb garden 🙂 Because of this I have A LOT of herbs (Basil, peppermint, thyme, parsley, cilantro, sage, and oregano) that I will not be able to use ALL RIGHT NOW! So I decided to do this fun way of preserving them. Preserving Herbs for Cooking by Freezing 🙂 What you need!  Fresh herbs Olive oil(or oil of choosing) Some helpers – preferably with smiles. About 30 minutes of time (or thyme) whichever you prefer…

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Completed Bath Bombs :)

Completed Bath Bombs :)

I have a quick update! I completed the bath bombs!!! Stored them safely and last night used one 🙂   I had two types, the coloured ones and the white ones. Both are made with lavender and bergamot. I found out a missing ingredient though…. corn starch! Add 1 part corn starch to my previous blog post on Homemade Bath Bombs.   See, THEY ACTUALLY FIZZED!!!   They aren’t necessarily the prettiest, yet, but here is one 🙂 I did…

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First Attempt at homemade Beefless Beef

First Attempt at homemade Beefless Beef

Alright, so tonight I attempted to make homemade beefless beef. I love the Trader Joe’s brand of it, but I always seem to need it when I’m out. I keep TVP in the pantry at all times and most of the beefless beef have TVP as the main ingredient. When I am at the stores I tend to scan all the ingredient lists and sometimes I am just grossed out, so I don’t buy them (Note to self: make list…

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Homemade Bath Bombs

Homemade Bath Bombs

Yesterday I finally purchased my citric acid for making bath bombs. I have been pinning and pinning and pinning ideas for bath bombs and I finally did it. Overall here is the recipe for both batches 2 Parts Baking soda 1part citric acid 1part epsom salt 1part corn starch 2.5 tbsp oil (I used grape seed) 1tsp – 2tsp your choosing of essential oil Water (I used a spray bottle that I usually terrorize my cats with) HOW TO: Mix…

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July 4th with my Brit!!

July 4th with my Brit!!

Well, my lovely Brit and I had an amazing July 4th. We spent the majority of it doing yard work! Hahahaha, we got an amazing mower! Battery powered, isn’t took loud, and still works great!! Look at it! We were able to get all the grass mowed and then replanted our honeysuckle and some Sweet Williams. Of course there was a Home Depot trip in the middle. Mark and I had some delicious homemade ham and swiss croissants this morning…

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