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My friend Andrea authors one of my favorite blogs " Under a Blue Moon ", a regular feature of her blog which I particularly like is called Friday's Favorites in which Andrea shares a collection of intriguing items she has found from around the web. Recently she linked to a treasure of a blog called " Baked by Rachel ". Rachel shared this wonderful technique of making Peppermint Bark candy using a silicone food mold.
Ingredients Vegetable oil, for frying 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup cornstarch Generous pinch salt, plus more for sprinkling Pinch freshly ground black pepper 1 cup sparkling water 4 ounces green beans, halved if long 2 small zucchini, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds 1 lemon, sliced into very thin round slices Directions In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, pour enough oil to fill the pan about a third of the way. Heat over medium heat until a deep-frying thermometer inserted in the oil reaches 375 degrees F.
September 20, 2005
Happy New Year! 'Tis the season! You want to enjoy the long warm days and evenings by spending time outside (in the backyard, for example). The only problem is, as soon as you get comfortable out there, the pests set in shortly thereafter to make your time outside as unbearable as can be. Try these simple, safe, inexpensive homemade snares for all things creepy and crawly. (See also: Use Beer to Get Rid of Pests )