Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Shop Of The Week

For Shop Of The Week
I Have Chosen

Click on this link to get to these wonderful pieces of pottery!

 Ken`s Garden Pottery

I love the style, its unique, classy, homey, chic! I could go on but just check out the shop!

I found this great recipe for quick jam in my Herb Companion magazine. 
Discover the super-simple secrets of homemade jams—chock-full of vibrant herb and fruit flavors. Here’s a naturally sweetened method that takes only 10 to 20 minutes to assemble and cook, plus refrigerator chilling time. What’s more, no special equipment or processing is required. In fact, you may already have on hand all of the ingredients necessary to make the best herb-flavored jams you’ve ever savored.

This recipe is for
 Lavender-Peach Jam With Vanilla

2 cups peeled fresh or frozen peaches, thawed
• 2 tablespoons fresh or dried lavender buds
• 1/2 cup water
• 2 tablespoons apple juice concentrate, thawed
• 2 tablespoons honey
• 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
• 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Slice peeled peaches as thinly as possible.
2. Combine lavender and water in a small saucepan; bring to boil. Remove from heat, cover and steep 5 minutes. Pour liquid through a wire-mesh strainer into a measuring cup. Reserve liquid and lavender buds.
3. Combine peaches, apple juice concentrate, honey, lemon juice, vanilla extract and reserved lavender liquid in a nonstick skillet.  Add 1 teaspoon steeped lavender buds, if desired.
4. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 5 to 15 minutes, stirring constantly and mashing peaches with the back of a spoon until mixture becomes the consistency of jam.
5. Refrigerate jam in a bowl for about 1 hour until chilled. Conduct taste test and make corrections, if needed.
TIP: To prepare fresh peaches, wash and score an x on blossom end of peach. Plunge into rapidly boiling water for about 1 minute. Quickly transfer to bowl of ice water. Peel and pit.

Read more: http://www.herbcompanion.com/cooking/quick-jams-lavender-peach-jam-with-vanilla.aspx#ixzz1MeXQestg

I have three new pendants at 
Scorpion Moon Designs

I call this trio of pearls
after the movie star
Ava Gardner
very elegant...

And this beautiful hammered ball pendant that I named

And Last But Not Least !

Wirewrapped Thai Hill Tribe Sterling Silver Nuggets

Finally For today! If you need to stock up on handcrafted soaps.
Check out the special offer at 
Au Naturelle

With Any Three Handcrafted Soap Purchases
You Will Receive this Beechwood soap dish for free

Thats All For Now!
As Always Keep It Clean!

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