Saturday, July 25, 2009
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Thursday, July 23, 2009
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Monday, July 13, 2009
A while back I mentioned that I was going to start a unit this summer that highlights music and art. We got a bit of a late start, but we finally jumped in. The kids are loving it!
Posted by BethC at 6:21 PM
Friday, July 10, 2009
I've been so busy lately doing my projects (and eating watermelon!) that I have fallen behind on writing posts for this blog. I have some great ideas that I want to share on here in the near future. But today, I thought I'd revisit some of my favorite natural living posts that I have written in the past. Keep reading to the bottom, because there is a surprise!
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Posted by BethC at 5:52 AM
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Posted by BethC at 12:45 PM
I'm back to blogging again after a wonderful 4th of July break. My husband took the kids to see his parents, so I was home all alone over the holiday weekend, and then Curtis' parents kept the boys for a few more days. It was a nice, restful break, and I was able to use the time to finish some projects that I had been aching to do. I'll post those next time.
- 4 quarts of watermelon rind, peeled with all red flesh removed
- Sprinkle 3/4 cup of salt over the rind and cover with water. Let sit in the fridge overnight.
- On the next day, drain and lightly rinse the rind. Cover with fresh water, and boil until the rind starts to get soft. Remove from the heat and drain.
- In a large pot, bring about 1 quart of ACV, 3-4 cups of sucanat, 5 cinnamon sticks, 2 Tblsp. whole cloves, and 1 tsp mustard powder to a boil. Continue to boil for a few minutes until the mixture is a little more syrupy. Add the rind, and boil until the rind is clear and soft.
- Spoon the pickles and syrup into sterilized jars, and process in a water bath.
Posted by BethC at 6:15 AM