Race for the gift

12 Nov

Yeah, sorry, I have kept you waiting… and then I forgot to take pictures of the gifts in progress, so for now you will have to use your imagination.

We’ll start by making excerpts for baking, since these don’t need much work – only time.

Got your clear booze? Great. Don’t drink it. Instead, take an orange. Cut of the orange part of the peel, as much as possible, leaving the white on the fruit. Then eat the fruit (without the white stuff, that is YUCK).Put the orange peel in a jar of 200-250ml and top with the booze. Close jar, shake and put in a sunny place.

Do the same with the lemon, minus the eating part (unless you want to – I hear hot lemon tea is nice instead).

In a third jar, cut up one vanilla bean lengthwise, top with booze and shake.

With these jars, you won’t have to do much except give them an occasional shake and sniff. Just keep them in a sunny place, on the windowsill or such. The citrus peel jars will turn a nice color and start smelling great after only a few days. The vanilla extract will take a while longer, but don’t worry. In time for the holidays you’ll have nice extracts to give away to your baking friends.

(For those who’d rather drink than bake, you can mix the booze with clear sugar syrup for a nice treat. More on that later.)

And while we’re at it, cut of some more orange peel from two oranges, put them in two jars and add half a vanilla bean to each one, cut up lengthwise. Top with a neutral oil, close jars and shake. This will make a nice Sunny Mood Beauty Oil. But please remember, you have to shake these jars every two to three days!

Pictures later, I promise! So many projects, so little time!

At the end of the week, we’ll make another treat… Vanilla Spice Coffee.

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2 Responses to “Race for the gift”

  1. Georgina aka greekwitch November 20, 2014 at 2:33 am #

    Lets hope it is a ghost because a random person in your house, that would be creepy!!!

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