Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday This and That

Kitchen Quick tip - Need room temperature butter but forgot to set it out to soften? Grate the butter with a cheese grater, let sit for 15 minutes at room temperature and you're ready to go!


Heads up!  We will be selling almost all our Daylily plants.  We have four huge beds of Daylilies and they all have to be moved out of these beds.  This is your chance to purchase some beautiful Daylilies for just $1 a fan.  Yes you saw it right!  We will be having a Garage Sale April 13-14 from 9-3 each day and will dig lilies from the beds hoping to get the right colors for you as they are not in bloom right now.  I have posted the colors from the bed so watch make your color choices.  First Come First Serve.

NOTE: I will also be selling bundles of 5 fans for $6 through on their next cycle that starts next Sunday.

Lemon Mania

I was sorting through my late grandmothers recipe files and I ran across an OLD FASHIONED LEMONADE SYRUP BASE that you can keep in your refrigerator to make glasses of lemonade.  I've added that recipe below.

One important point I want to make about lemons and all citrus fruits for that matter.  If you are going to be zesting the outside of the citrus fruit YOU MUST PURCHASE ORGANIC FRUIT.  The reason for this is the all the pesticides that have been sprayed on that fruit can be found on and in the skin.  It cannot be washed off.

Health Tip:  A healthy body is an alkaline body system, Cancer loves an Acidic body system.  What is curious is that Apple Juice and Lemonade, being acidic products, actually convert to Alkaline within the body.

I did a little search for lemons and found this awesome site you are sure to want to spend some time on:


1 1/2 cups sugar  (Substitute 1 cup Coconut Sugar or 3/4 cup mild honey)
1/2 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon fresh grated ORGANIC lemon peel
1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed ORGANIC lemon juice

  • Dissolve sugar in boiling water.
  • Add Lemon peel and juice
  • Store in covered containe in refrigerator
  • Makes 2 2/3 cups base
Lemonade by the glass for one 8-oz serving

  • In a large glass, combine 1/4-1/3 cup lemonade syrup base and 3/4 cup cold water; stir well.
  • Add Ice Cubes
Lemonade by the pitcher for nine 8-oz servings

  • In large pitcher combine 2 2/3 cups lemonade syrup base and 6 cups cold water; stir well
  • Add Ice Cuber

Why I Hang My Clothes on the Line

1.  I love the fresh smell of the clothes when they are hung on the line.
2.  It is easier on the clothing.  Ever wonder where the lint comes from in dryer?
3.  Depending on how many are in your family, it saves lots of money by not using the clothes dryer.

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