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Make your own sweet chilli jam. Many chilli jam recipes call for peppers, or ginger, or garlic, or tomatoes, or … well, you name it.

Make your own sweet chilli jam

But all you really need is sugar, chillies (obviously), vinegar and a source of pectin, which makes jam set. Learn to combine these four, then you can start adding bells and whistles. But this recipe, adapted from the blog A Life of Geekery is good enough to stand on its own. Start by sterilising three or four small jars and their lids in the oven for 15 minutes at 140C/275F/gas mark 1. It's fine to reuse them, so long as the seals are intact. Place the chillies in a large saucepan together with 400ml cider vinegar and either 1kg jam sugar (which includes pectin) or 1kg of normal sugar and two or three large cooking apples, which you have pierced in several places. Turn off the heat, take the saucer out of the fridge and drop a little jam on it. Remove the apples (if used) and ladle the jam into your still-hot jars, with the help of a funnel if necessary.

10 budget-busting Jack Monroe recipes. Mexican chocolate chilli and black bean soup I knocked up this soup last winter.

10 budget-busting Jack Monroe recipes

It combines onions and garlic for detoxifying goodness with chillies to fire you up, tomatoes and carrots for essential vitamin C, beans for protein and chocolate because it's a solution to almost everything. Serves 2dried black beans 100gonion 1garlic 1 clovesmall red chilli 1 or a pinch of chilli flakespaprika a generous shakeground cumin a generous shakeoil a splashcarrot 1red wine 30mlchopped tomatoes 1 x 400g carton or tinvegetable stock cube 1dark chocolate (3 squares, approx 20g)fresh parsley to garnish Put your beans in to soak the night before, or early in the morning if you're going to be cooking that evening.

Place them in a bowl, cover with fresh cold water and then some, and cover the bowl with clingfilm. When soaked, drain and thoroughly rinse your beans. Wash and chop the carrot, and add to the saucepan. If you like, pulse the soup in a blender until smooth. Spring piggy. 52 Brilliant Ideas for Organizing Your Home. Teindre avec du Kool Aid. Après avoir testé la teinture alimentaire Vahiné, j’ai voulu tenter l’expérience Kool Aid.

Teindre avec du Kool Aid

Il s’agit d’une marque de boisson américaine artificiellement aromatisée. Pour celles qui ont connu la boisson « Tang », on pourrait dire que celà s’en rapproche. Mais cette boisson peut aussi être utilisée pour faire de la teinture ! C’est ce que nous allons voir ensemble. Il faut tout d’abord savoir que Kool Aid ne fonctionnera que sur les fibres animales (laine, soie, etc…) et ne prendra pas sur les fibres végétales (coton, lin, etc…).

En ce qui concerne mes essais, je suis partie sur une base de DROPS Baby Alpaca Silk. Pour ce tutoriel il vous faudra donc : Un sachet de Kool Aid. L’intérêt de la balance est double : si vous voulez faire plusieurs mini écheveaux d’à peu près la même quantité, il sera plus aisé de les peser. Fabriquer les écheveaux Si vous avez prévu d’utiliser un écheveau déjà présent dans votre stock, en entier, cette étape n’est pas nécessaire. Préparer la teinture Elise. In Brooklyn, A Nomad Puts Down Roots. For the past two and a half years, Farah Malik has lived in this apartment in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

In Brooklyn, A Nomad Puts Down Roots

Being that the United States is the eighth country she has lived in, Farah has accumulated quite an expansive and, as she says, sentimental collection of objects, representative of each phase of her life. After completing a gut renovation (the building had been abandoned and occupied by squatters for almost seven years), her home was transformed into a white-washed gallery-like space, perfect for showcasing her belongings.

Farah describes her decorating style as Mediterranean, bric-a-brac and global gypsy. This translates to a web of inspiration for her beloved accessories line, A Peace Treaty. Farah is co-founder and CEO of this ethically-produced accessory design company. Photographs by Maxwell Tielman Image above: The wood bench is stacked with a few handwoven cashmeres; handknit baby alpaca throws or hand block printed pieces from my A Peace Treaty line.