Candied Orange peels

Candied orange rinds

Great use of all the beautiful and fragrant full orange peels.

This process is easy, and makes your entire house smell so good.

1- you need 4 oranges

2- use a potato peeler to get a thin slice of skin

3- place in a saucepan cover with cold water let it come to a boil

4- repeat 3 times this helps the rinds to taste less bitter

4- drain

5- make a syrup. 1 cup sugar to 2 cups water

6- place the rinds in syrupy sugar until they look translucent

7- place the rinds in a tray cover with sugar move them around

8- to keep them soft and chewy keep in a tight container

Orange rinds in boiling water
Boil 3 times

Shake excess sugar off let them dry

Another delicious way to use Orange peels. drizzled over banana bread😋

 

 

 

 

DIY Natural Fall Decorations with Acorns and Pines🍁

This mess free DIY fall center piece is easy, fun and inquires a walk outdoors among the pine and oak trees.

If you ever look for an excuse to enjoy the early fall, take a leisurely walk to collect your supplies to create a very beautiful useful natural center piece. It would be a great reason to spend time outside with your family and get everyone’s creative suggestions to put together several centerpieces for any room in your home.

Supplies: sharpie, metallic paint, brushes, acorn, pine cones, cinnamon broom, essential oils ( citrus, sandalwood, vanilla..)

Collect acorns
Pine cones
sharpie
Metallic paint (gold or silver)

Please watch my video for step by step instructions, and ideas for each center piece.🍁

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Fall never looked better

I love long walks with or without my music playing in my ears. Walking with my family is a different walk, since I tend to walk slower and usually get engage in some kind of conversation.

This year I have paid More attention to my surroundings. I am guessing with dozens of new constructions I am more aware that the green land around where we live and walk is starting to shrink. My green and hilly views are turning into constructions sites, that are growing in number every month. How many mixed used structures do we need? This tends to be the trend in our city!!

My pictures of fall trees are beginning to mean more than capturing the foliage this year. I find myself thinking this year might me the last year I am at aww of their beauty and sense of forever strength.

I hope I am wrong, but for now I am taking as many pictures as I can. To remember how beautiful natures is, and how much we all need to be surrounded by its beauty.

Are you looking to buy a sweater?

Madewell

Madewell cable sweater

You are in luck because every style is in for fall & winter. Oversized or cropped sweaters, slim cut cashmeres, and chunky popcorn knits are also very in for this winter.

I personally love big cable sweaters (sort of a fisherman’s look) and when I need to dress up a bit, a very thin cashmere keeps me warm, and I also add layers for a more stylish look.

Long sweaters are always stylish since you can wear them with leggings, wide-legged pants, or skirts.

Cropped sweaters are a cool look and it is still in for this winter  and a much better look to me unless your belly button is peeking out.

Colors are also a very important aspect of clothing, so remember rust colors are in this year.

Free People

Banana Republic

D54A32AC-4919-4857-BA22-1685C568C728 J. Crew cashmere

 

Belly warming Fall Drinks

hot chocolate, Hot apple cider, spiced hot chocolate
A cup of hot chocolate with whip cream, hot apple cider, spiced hot chocolate.

Apple Cider, Spiced Hot chocolate, Hot Chocolate, Warm Pumpkin Spiced Drink, All these drinks are nonalcoholic, so enjoy it with your family.

Apple Cider
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups apple cider
Garnish with
whipping cream, Caramel topping, Ground cinnamon

Spiced hot chocolate
milk 3 cups (cow’s, almond, rice, soy)
2 tablespoons cacao powder
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch of ground chilli or cayenne pepper
1-2 cinnamon sticks
3-4 star anise

hot chocolate, Hot apple cider, spiced hot chocolate.
Hot chocolate, Hot apple cider, Spiced hot chocolate.

Hot Chocolate
1 ounce semisweet or dark chocolate (Ghirardelli)
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (Hershey’s )
2 cup milk
1 tablespoons granulated sugar to taste
pinch salt

Warm Pumpkin Spiced drink
1 cup whole milk, heated until very warm
1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Whipped cream, optional
Cinnamon, optional

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Fall Festivals

Lollipop game
Pull a lollipop with a mark, and win a prize.

Most schools and neighborhoods have made Fall Festival activities a memorable day for kids. It is a great opportunity for older kids to volunteer, and parents to help their school to create a fun, active day for their neighborhood.

 

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Goats & exotic chickens

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Petting zoo

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More chickens

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This little guy needed a break

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Goats, bunnies & ducks

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Kids loved the petting zoo

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