Good Evening my dears..
Welcome to the Blessed Hearth on this cold day..
At least here in Eastern Canada!
It was beautiful this morning looking out the window, though..
Terry is keeping our Sun Room a bit warm as we have a bunch of seed pots in there so the window was a bit frosted..
But so beautiful looking through..
I think the temperature was -21 degrees C. but there was a fresh snowfall and a beautiful sun early this morning..
On my last post I mentioned that I had done a little project..
I had visited one of my favourite health food stores called the Sequoia in Moncton and was entranced with a product they had there..
You can find it HERE..
They had a little bowl on the shelf with the organic type cling wrap covering it..
They call it Beeswrap..
I couldn't wait to get home and see if there was a homemade version that would be simple and cheap to make..
And yes there are many DIY versions out there on the web..
I gathered up some fabric..
The ones on the web are square and flat and reusable..
I liked the one that I had seen at Sequoia so I made mine round..
This is the shelf of bowls that I use mainly for left overs..
Small, medium and large..
I found a tinfoil rectangle shape container that you can buy at the dollar store with covers..
Fill a pot with several inches of water and bring to a boil..
Place the foil tin over the top or an old foil bowl..
Add a bit of the wax and let it melt..
Now I am going to be truthful here.. smile..
The Sequoia covers were made from beeswax..
I decided to use Preserving or Paraffin Wax..
It is cheaper and I wanted to see if it would work..
I used it for years over my jams and such so it was worth a try..
Put in a block at a time until when melted, it is just halfway up the container..
Spread out a sheet of foil or parchment near the pot and with a pair of tongs put the edge of the fabric in and slowly pull through the wax..
Be careful as wax is hot and will flame up ...
Let it drip for a minute and then just place it on the size bowl you want to cover and with your fingers press around the edges..
And then set aside until you make as many as you like..
I just put the bowls in the dishwasher and any wax that had collected on the bowl just washed off..
Use different size circles to fit whatever bowl you intend to use..
You kind of have to guess how big a circle to cut..
There was a cover for the little tinfoil container so I just covered it until I need it again for candles or whatever..
I forgot to take a pic but I use an old flour canister to store them in...
Next time I will do square ones with beeswax and see how it goes..
I think we will make these at our Keepers Meeting next time..
If you have any questions you can leave it in the comment section..
This morning I was chatting on the phone with my friend and she was making a big vegetable soup and it inspired me to do the same...
Since it was such a cold day and I did have extra veggies that could be used up...
Bear broth, canned tomatoes, leeks, carrots, cabbage, grated turnip, peppers, zuke, celery and parsnip... I think that is all..
You can use chicken broth, though! grin..
I am trying to save my Soup Base as I only have a few bottles left that I canned last Fall..
Salt, pepper, chili flakes, ground lovage, frozen pesto cube, bay leaf and lots of chopped parsley..
Simmer... simmer... simmer..
This is for my sweet friend Cheryl S. from Rothesay...
I guess this is all for today, lovies..
Not too much happening on the home front...
The first day of Spring is here, though! Yeah!!
Hope all is well in your world and may you keep the Lord close...
He is just so precious!!