(brewing some Rich Milk Tea)
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Last night the decision was made between the husband and I to exchange our Christmas gifts early. Lets just say I am so glad that we did! I have been drooling over one of these for awhile now and now I finally got my hands on one.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
This recipe has been a favorite of mine this year. It's quick, easy, cheap, and pretty darn healthy too! It only takes a few minutes to prep all of the ingredients and then your ready to cook! (This recipe makes about 2-3 servings)
Friday, December 10, 2010
Well, I have to admit. I haven't much felt like writing on this blog of mine lately. I really want to change that. I'm not sure if there is still anyone who reads this thing or not, but I suppose I'll come up with more to say more often. ; ) More to come in a bit!
Posted by Kellie at 11:06 AM
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Today my mother and I opened up an Etsy shop together! I'm very excited. We are selling handmade wet/needle felted baby toys, cat toys, crocheted and knitted hats and scarves. We hope to start selling baby wipes and cloth menstrual pads soon as well.
The Indigo Forest
The Indigo Forest
Posted by Kellie at 10:17 PM
Thursday, September 9, 2010
This Summer has brough many wonderful things. I'm thankful to God for everthing he has created for us. That being said, Summer is almost over with and I'm glad I got the chance to make this lovely little jar of goodness. (actually it was 3 jars : ) Anywho....for those who have never heard of Kudzu, its often referred to as "the plant/vine that ate the south". Sounds kind of funny, but its true...it grows everywhere here. Ever since I moved here I have seen this plant. Taking over buildings and woods. Anything thats in it's path. However, I have never got close enough to it to realize that it has the most beautiful flowers on it. They grow in a cluster. Beautiful shades of violet. My SIL informed me that she had a bunch of Kudzu behind her house and that it was coverd in blossoms. That made me think..... My husband had told me of Kudzu jelly. I decided to look up a recipe! We spend an evening at my SIL and I spent a good amount of time hand gathering all of these wonderful blossoms. The first thing I noticed was the smell! It smelled of grapes and blueberries, but unique at the same time. I was very excited to say the least. I went home, immediately washed the flowers and began the jelly making process. (mind you, this was my first attempt at making jelly in my whole life!) The results were amazing! Its the most unique flavor. Very delicious!
~*Kudzu Blossom Jelly*~
*4 Cups of Kudzu blossoms (make sure they haven't been sprayed with chemicals)
*4 Cups of boiling water
*1 Tbs lemon juice
*1 (1 3/4 oz) Package of powdered fruit pectin
*5 Cups of sugar
Wash blossoms in cold water, strain and place in a clean bowl
Pour 4 cups of boiling water over blossoms and refrigerate for at least 6 hours
Strain liquid through a colander into a Dutch oven, discarding flowers
Add lemon juice and pectin. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat stirring constantly
Stir in sugar, return to a full rolling boil. Boil stirring constantly for 1 minute.
Remove from heat, skim off foam with a spoon
At this point you can pour the jelly into jars to store regularly (like I did) or you can choose to can them like you normally would for preserving them for long periods of time.
Store jelly in the fridge.
**Note: The liquid will appear gray and dull before you add the lemon juice, then it will be the most amazing shade of pink!!
I love Wild Crafting!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, September 3, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
~*Happy Independence Day Weekend My American Friends*~
What a lovely weekend it was. Family and friends and a nice day in the park. We enjoyed the lovely music from the North Carolina Symphony and watched fireworks. It was a lot of fun. The boys especially enjoyed it. I hope that EVERYONE had a lovely weekend!!
Rowie is getting ready to take off!