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Well whatduhwe have here. Candied citrus peels. I know it’s not a good ole snickers bar, but it’s actually a little better and could possibly be healthier. Hmmm, now that I think about it I did use a lot little bit of sugar. While I was cutting the skin off of  I decided to try a teeny tiny bite of a peeling (urghhh not a good thing). I just looked at myself in an imaginary mirror and said “Jade, just wait till you cook these suckers down”. Wanna know how I made them and what my final thoughts are? Let’s get started.

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I love how beautiful they looked in these little containers!! Don’t you agree!

ingredients

♥ 1 naval orange
♥ 2 lemons
♥ 1 grapefruit
♥ baby jars
♥  paring knife
♥  nutmeg (personal amount)
♥  sugar (personal amount)

how to make candied fruit peel

how to make candied fruit peel

The day before I soak my baby bottles in ice cold water. This helps loosen the paper.
(Trust me it works)

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I like to use a paring knife for this next step but if you don’t have one use whatever knife you have.  You want to peel the fruit carefully. That bitter white pith needs to stay it’s tail as much on the fruit as possible. I mean, it’s ok if “some” stay on the peels but just try to not put too much.
HUzzzUHHH

how to make candied fruit peel

When you are done butchering your beautiful oranges and lemons slice them babies into strips like this. I keep them in separate piles  because I don’t like them mixed up! I sorta wish these were fruity gummy worms.

how to make candied fruit peel When you ready to get cray cray we will combine 4 cups of water with 2 cups of sugar in a small pot. Heat this until you see a cool looking boil and leave it for 4-5 minutes. Make sure to stir while this is going on. We want to spread out the sugar and allow it to dissolve evenly.

This is what you want to do next: 
♥ Reduce heat and simmer  for about 5-7 minutes (pop your oven on 200 degrees while this is taking place)
♥ Take them out of water and lay them on a rack to cool off
♥ Once they are cool pop these suckers in the oven to dry out. Leave them in the oven for about 1 hour
♥ When you take them out of the oven sprinkle sugar and nutmeg on them
♥ Last thing to do it EAT THEM!

Store them in a DRY location. I gave some as gifts so that is why I used little baby food jars. Mason jars work good too!
They are good for about a week

how to make candied fruit peel

I fell in love with these faceted oranges. I could jump through the screen to eat these juicy suckers.

how to make candied fruit peel

After I made mine, I put a little black pepper on them. I personally love pepper so this is not mandatory.

how to make candied fruit peel

If you are giving them as a gift you can throw a sticky label on them to identify the citrus. I used some from Martha Stewart’s line at staples. I love these so much. I have stock in them, fa reelz!

how to make candied fruit peel

I made brownies and threw gently placed some peels on top.

NUMMMMMM! I hope you enjoyed this post.

Would you add different spices on top of your? Let me know in the comment section below. See you in the next post Jaderbugs

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Well here goes another great month of “crafty” crafts. I am having so much fun doing the 12 month’s of Martha every  month. This month I received a great big box box full of Martha goodies. Of course I always open the box and the first thing I think of is “What can I make with all of these materials”…
Then I realize that would end up looking like a hot mess, haha. I have always wanted an herb garden, you know the kind  that is small, cute and you can keep it in your kitchen.  Can you believe I finally made one! You can too. Seriously, it so easy and fun. 

Let’s get started Jaderbugs!

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Isn’t this herb garden so cute! My favorite thing is that it looks quite elegant with the little white stripes wrapping all the way around the container. I never thought I would wrap yarn around something to display in my home but this yarn is so “fannnnncyyy”. (Say that like you are from the South)

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*Decorative paper
*Layering Punch, Flourish Frame
*Craft Glue
*Mambo Yarn
*Baker’s Twine
*Herbs
*Wooden Skewers 

You can purchase all of the items I used by clicking on the linky links!

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Get together whatever herbs you love and some garden soil.

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I wanted to show you how beautiful this mambo yarn is up close.
You can braid it, knot it, wrap it or make jewelry. You can even use it as a trim for home décor and fashion accessories.

It’s made of  75% Acrylic, 7% Wool, 9% Nylon, 6% Viscose, 3% Angora

yarn-wrapped-herb-garden-jaderbomb This new double punch punches a solid shape and the die cut shape. I think this is the coolest thing ever.
Another good thing is it stands up right on their own, which makes for easy storage.

 

 

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See, you can get the solid shape in a jiffy.

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 If you don’t want the solid shape you can get the frame. This frame will fit completely around the solid shape.

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 Get any container you want to put your herbs in.

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Start by adding a dab of hot glue on the container and gently placing the yarn on top of it.

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Continue wrapping until it is all covered. I love it just like this, right!

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Once you are completely done fill that baby up with soil and herbs.

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With your double punch, punch out the solid shape and the frame.  When you buy flowers or herbs they have that little label in the soil that says the name of herb and how to take care of it. I cut the picture from the label off then glued it on top of the solid shape. When done place the frame over it.

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 On the back I put the name of the actual herb just incase I forget.

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If you want the make the labels I just showed you you will need:

*Glue
* Skewer
*Baker’s Twine

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Spread a little craft glue on the stick.  Rub it thoroughly over the stick with your finger.

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Wrap the baker’s twine around the stick while the glue is still wet.

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VOILA! This is what you will be left with. A hunka burning love on your kitchen window seal!

I hope you enjoyed this post and would really love if you shared this wonderful craft!

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 *JANUARY craft HERE
* FEBRUARY craft HERE and HERE
*MARCH craft HERE

Check out some of my other crafty friends doing the 12 months of Martha also!

A  LITTLE TIPSY
A NIGHT OWL
DIY DREAMER
DOLLAR STORE CRAFTS
ECLECTICALLY VINTAGE
YOU ARE MY FAVE
FIREFLIES AND JELLYBEANS
DAMASK LOVE
MODERN DAY MOMS
SEW WOODSY
SOMETHING TURQUOISE
STUDIO DIY
SUGAR AND CLOTH
THE ALISON SHOW

 

Quote of the day: 
“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right”. -Oprah Winfrey

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I am so grateful to be here to share the happiness that goes on in my life quite frequently. Today I am sharing a recipe that I got from Martha Stewart’s cupcakes which is her best selling cookbook.

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It’s super delicious so I hope you make it ASAP. I swear when I took them out of the oven lil one already had 2 in his belly before I could even frost them. After I made them I saved some for us then I walked around my hood and delivered them to all of my wonderful neighbors. I thought about bringing some to “NEW” neighbors but then I thought they woud prolly say thanks, take it then throw it away (scared it might be laced with something).
{{{btw which is what I would do unless I “knew” them}}}
You never know these days! I have to say the elders love when I bring them baked goods, especially strait out of the oven.

Let’s get started. I attached a free printable of the recipe that I made for you! Enjoy

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If you want to print out this recipe click HERE to get the PDF file or you can just save the picture to your desktop!

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Don’t they look so yummy! Trust me they are. I hope you are having a great NEW YEAR so far. We had a magnificent day and I wouldn’t change anything so far!

Sending you BIG hugs and glitterbomb’s,

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