Jan 30, 2012

Shabby Chic Hope Chest

This project was pretty easy. 

The hope chest was sitting on my porch for a while,
waiting to find a warm home inside.
Unfortunately,Moisture got to the wood on top and the wood started peeling away.

1. I decided to save it and remove as much of the wood from the top as possible.
But, I wanted to leave some of the wood torn to make it rugged looking. 
2. I then sanded it a little. 
3. I painted it with off white paint.
(I chose to not poly it because I am very sensitive to smell.)
Plus, if the paint chips I can always touch it up.

I love how it turned out!!
I can totally see this being used as a coffee table too.

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Banana Juice Fast Bread

6 Eggs
1 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
1 1/3 cup packed Brown Sugar
2 cups White Sugar
3 cups pulp from juicer or Zucchini
8 Mashed Bananas
4 Tsp Vanilla
7 cups all purpose flour
2 Tbsp ground Cinnamon
3 Tsp Baking powder
2 Tsp Baking Soda
2 Tsp salt
1 cup crushed almonds

1. Preheat 325 degreese.
2. Beat eggs till frothty. Add oil,Brown sugar ,white sugar, zucchini ,bananas ,vanilla,cinnamon,Baking powder, Baking soda,and salt. Blend until combined.
3. Stir in the flour.
4. Mix in nuts.
5. Divide batter into 4 loaves.
6. Bake about 50 minutes till fork comes clean.

Strawberries filled with Creme

!! Mascarponeous !!

Oh these just look Delicious!


16-18 large strawberries
1/3 cup mascarpone cheese
1/3 cup (80 ml) heavy whipping cream
2-3 (24-36 grams) tablespoons granulated white sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Spoon the cream into a pastry bag fitted with a large open star tip (I used a Wilton 1M tip).  
Pipe the cream into the strawberries.  
If not serving immediately, cover, and place in the refrigerator until serving time. 
Preparation time 15 minutes.

I tried the Bronchitis and Sore Throat Remedy

I used  the last of my Honey last night. 

This morning,I ran up to the local feed store to stock up on  Local Honey.

Because this is really working for me!!
I could tell how well the remedy was working half way through the glass.
I think the trick is gargling it. By gargling it, your allowing it to seep into the back of your throat.
I have less drainage this morning and my throat no longer feels like I swallowed sandpaper.

1. Local Honey is said to help with allergies.
Which in turn, will help will post nasal drip. A major factor my sore throat.
2. Vinegar is a disinfectant, so I'm killing germs using the Vinegar.
3. Hot water is soothing on a sore throat.
!Its win win for me!
Here is the recipe again.
Combine2 Tbsp Honey 
2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
 in a Large Glass of Hot water.
Gargle before you swallow.

Good Luck and I hope this helps someone else.
(Btw, I am not a doctor this is just my personal story)
----- Misty