Friday I bought a box of canner tomatoes from the farmers market. Since I don’t can, I will freeze them according to these directions. So glad they can be frozen with the skins on.
I made guacamole for the first time ever that I remember. All it takes is:
3 ripe avocados, mashed
juice of 1 lime
Mix it in a bowl and add other things if you like. I added chopped red onion, cilantro and tomato.
The guys I live with loved it (that would be hubby and his brother).
Also made bars; haven’t tried them yet. Got recipe from here.
My next cooking project is preserving lemons. I have the lemons and the recipe so one of these days I will get going.
I finished this project on this 12th day of September.
ready to make the preserved lemons:
What the salt looks like:
Cut the lemons in quarters, but not clear through. This is how the Moroccans (tricky spelling this word) do it.
All 4 lemons stuffed in the quart sized jar.
Now wait 3 or 4 days and add juice of 4 lemons. They are patiently waiting in the ‘fridge!
I will attempt to show how to make these. I couldn’t find directions for these; I just figured it out sometime in the middle of the night and couldn’t wait to get started.
The original kleenex pouch I found at thriftstore (outside and inside):
For 6 pouches, cut a square 12″ X 13 1/2″
Pin a thin piece of interfacing over it.
Sew on pieces of fabric and them press them down.
until it looks something like this.
Cut 6 pieces, each one 6″ X 4 1/4″
Cut 3 of them in half the long way, not like I did it :(
sew on bias tape or make or own from a strip of material – it’s easy.
Sew them together.
Trim and zig-zag around ends.
If you mess up, use something else :)
2 more made from a place mat I had made a few years earlier. In fact, placemats would be ideal for making these.
This is a cute way to make them:
This is probably it for today. Getting ready for a busy weekend.
I am through sewing dresses until I deliver the 23 I have finished.
On to another project. Our church will have a craft fair in October to raise money for the brave missionaries we support.
I bought this one at a thrift store yesterday, giving me the idea.
Found this tutorial to make some.
I found it much easier to make 3 or 4 at a time because you don’t have to cut the thread so much.