Lil Sis has acquired a taste for iced tea, so we set about making some at home. We bought some Cranberry, Raspberry, Strawberry tea bags and used this recipe, but with a cup of sugar we found that too sweet for drinking.
So we froze it into ice blocks and it was just right!
Then we made up another half batch with no sugar and added that to the iced tea we had left and it was just right for drinking.
We tried it with lemon tea and the girls weren't into it. Can anyone suggest any other flavours?
I used this recipe, BUT, I used a packet of gingernut biscuits in the base. I don't have a food processor, I just bashed them with a mortar, or is it the pestle? Mine was rather, now what is the word they use these days, RUSTIC!
I used low fat condensed milk (I just had it in the pantry, and why we even had a tin of condensed milk, or low fat at that is beyond me).
I used lime in a bottle (gasp) and therefore no zest.
I used WAY MORE lime that the recipe, because I am not so into sweet, but very into tart.
I took this to a girlfriend's for lunch and it was a huge hit. (Very rich though). Miss Paradise had two pieces. Lil sis was the only one that thought it "too limey"- not too limey to eat every last morsel on her plate though.
In fact we enjoyed it so much, the above pic was an afterthought (and a bad shot taken with my phone). Half had already been eaten!
I have just taken this photo out the back to show the clouds. There is a chance it may rain today. The temps are the lowest we have had in a while.
Nothing like the 40 degrees plus others parts of the country are getting but here it is the humidity that knocks us about. Right now it is at 76%. It has been up near 90% for too long.
So I have been holding off doing a post this year as I wanted my first one to be the final ta-dah! of Miss Paradise's wool eater. I first posted about this on the 9th of January last year, and gave my first progress report on the 17th and I had no intention of not being finished more than a year later but there you go. It has just been toooooooo hot. The blue round that I am working on at the moment will be my last round for the time being. It won't be as large as I want it to be but it is big enough for an eleven year old and frankly we are both sick of it. Me working on it, and Miss P sick of it not being finished. Fortunately it is the type of pattern that can be added to.
Due to the weather there has been very little crochet action about the place, but I did manage a small finish for my Nan for Christmas. This tissue box cover pattern is a freebie from The Royal Sisters. Want to hear a funny story about this? I used a box of tissues we had here to 'model' it as I was making it. Once complete I bought a new box of tissues and the new box was taller that the box we had here at home. So at Nan's place you can see the box poking out the bottom!
Working with the same colours I used Lucy's tutorial to learn how to join-as-you-go. This was just a practice piece but I plan to turn it into a cushion cover. Everyone needs a cushion cover to match their tissue box don't they? Speaking of my Nan, she is not too well at the moment so if you are the praying kind, please remember her in yours.
We are into the home stretch with school holidays, we go back Wednesday the 30th.
We have done the purchasing of the school shoes - ouch!
Time to stop putting off covering the school books.
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I am dreading the trying on of uniforms. They have false hems on them already, nothing left to let down.