Monday, July 27, 2020

The Sea - for Tag Tuesday



For the current challenge "The Sea"  at Tag Tuesday, I made a couple of  painted/ hand drawn tags . These were created from a piece of watercolour paper which had been sprayed with acrylic paint - blue, yellow and quinacridone gold. I then sketched over the top  , trying to follow some pattern created by the splatter and then add some felt tip pen lines  watercolour pencil to highlight the shapes. The tags represent the fantasies of the hidden city of Atlantis and a mermaid. 



With this theme in mind, I also add a free motion stitched  tag I made  earlier this year for 29 Faces - 

Monday, July 6, 2020

If life gives you limes, make margaritas....




Margaritas sound  like an exotic use for limes, but as a non-drinker, I have been looking for other delicious ways to use an excess of limes. 

One of the most obvious ways was to make some marmalade.  One kilogram of  limes made a tester jar and 10 other jars. Not only does it taste good on toast, it will make a good glaze for ham and in other sauces. 

To celebrate limes more indulgently, I also made individual lime cheesecakes ( although the recipe calls them pies) - two batches of these didn't last long. 
And with the rest .... just a slice of lime in water because 
Limes are a good source of magnesium and potassium.
  • Rejuvenates skin. Several skin care products claim to promote healthier, younger looking skin. ...
  • Improves digestion. ...
  • Fights infections. ...
  • Helps with weight loss. ...
  • Lowers blood sugar. ...
  • Reduces heart disease. ...
  • Prevents cancer. ...
  • Reduces inflammation.  ( from Healthline)

Here are the links to recipes I used :