Dragonfly Treasure: October 2018
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Friday, October 26, 2018

Scatter Kindness ~ #sktrkndns ~ WW


"My hubby found this one
#sktrkndns"

Exciting! 
LaTanya Lynn M. shared her first post
New Member - October 6 at 5:34 PM


Some Halloween hidden



Thursday, October 25, 2018

How To Dry Herbs From Your Garden


Preserve Your Herbs

Growing herbs is just half the fun.
Cooking with them and tasting the efforts of your work is the icing on the cake!
Here are some simple ways to preserve your homegrown herbs.

Long Stemmed Leafy Herbs


1. Harvest early in the morning just after the dew has dried off the leaves
2. Remove any soil/dirt/dust by rinsing them under cool water.
3. Shake off excess water.
4. Gently pick off any dead or discolored leaves with your fingers.
5. If leaves are large like Bay Leaves, pick of each leaf and set aside on a layer of newspaper or paper towels in a dark dry place until dry.
6. For smaller leaves, gather stems into small bunches and tie off with rubber bands. The rubber bands will hold as the stems dry and shrink. 


6. Hang bunches in a dark, cool, dust free, well ventilated area.
7. Take down bunches in 2-3 weeks, when they are dry.
8. Strip leaves from stems.9. Store leaves in glass jars, plastic bags, bottles, etc.



Short Stemmed Herbs and Edible Flower Petals


1. Choose an area with good ventilation and no direct sunlight.
2. Strip fresh petals from stems and place in a single layer on clean newspaper.
3. Leave until dry.


1. For tiny leaved herbs, place stems with leaves still on, on clean newspaper.


2. Turn stems often to ensure both sides of the stems are exposed to the air and dry completely.
3. Remove from newspaper when leaves are completely dried. Timing will depend on temperature.

  



Any of these can be stored for later use in plastic bags, jars, bottles, etc. in a cool dry, dark place.

Pick herbs/flowers early in the day for the strongest flavor.



Now go in your kitchen, have fun and experiment!

Should you not be lucky enough to have an herb garden,
I do have several in my Etsy Shop

Monday, October 22, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Fun Halloween Recipes


                            Have fun with these easy, yet spooky recipes!!


Brain Cell Delight

1 (6 oz) box Blueberry Jello Mix...1 (16 oz) carton Small Curd Cottage Cheese...1 (16 1/2 oz) can Blueberries in Syrup
Prepare jello according to package directions. Chill until firm. Scoop cottage cheese into a bowl. Drain and set aside syrup from blueberries. Add the berries to the cottage cheese and mix well. Add food coloring to turn the cottage cheese a nice grayish when blended. To serve put a couple of spoonfuls of jello (congealed brain fluid) on a plate, some of the syrup on that, and a scoop of cottage cheese and the blueberry mix (gray matter) on top.   Serves 6.

 Blackheads and Scabs

2 cups of each, raisins and dried cranberries
Mix all together and place in a snack bowl with a label that reads
 "Blackheads and Scabs".        
YUK! But Yummy!

Slime Juice

6 oz pkg. blue Kool-Aid...6 oz can Orange Juice concentrate with pulp...1 gallon water
Mix all the ingredients together. Delicious green slime drink.

Nuclear Waste Punch

1 quart Pineapple Juice...1 quart Mountain Dew...5 scoops lemon or lime sherbert
Chill all ingredients. Gently stir together soda and juice. Add sherbert right before guests arrive.

Maggot Stew

1 cup orzo pasta per 6 servings of stew.
Cook orzo pasta per package directions. When your favorite stew is ready, stir in the orzo pasta just before turning the heat off.  Be prepared...it really looks like maggots are in your stew!

Witch's Warts

1/2 package White melting chocolate...1 package Raisins...Green food coloring...Wax paper
Melt white chocolate in double boiler. Add 5 drops food coloring, mix well. Dip each raisin in the chocolate and place on wax paper to cool.  I've found it easier to put a few raisins in at a time and take each one out at  a time with a spoon.

Monster Toes

Biscuit dough... Cocktail franks...Green Food coloring...Honey Mustard...Black Olives
If you make your own biscuit dough, add 5 drops of food coloring to your batter before you knead it and roll it out. If you buy ready made brush it with green food coloring after the toes are made. Roll out your dough. Spread mustard on the dough. Cut pieces big enough for one cocktail frank. Roll it and seal shut. Cut a black olive in half. Push one half into the dough at the edge of the cocktail frank. This is the toe nail. Place all of the toes on the cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Have fun!

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