It turns out it’s easy to remove labels from plastic tubs like yogurt containers. All it takes is pure acetone, which is apparently in the beauty section near the finger nail polish removers. Using that stuff, the label wipes right off.
It may be in the middle of February, but that’s no reason you can’t have a taste of summer with the newest drink I made with DIY Cocktails. It tastes just like a Orange Creamsicle.
The drink is also seasonal because it uses fresh-squeezed orange juice–you can get oranges at their cheapest right now. (You can also use store-bought orange juice if you don’t feel like squeezing oranges.) With cream, simple syrup, and vodka, the Orange Creamsicle Cocktail tastes like the popsicle–only more sophisticated.
Orange Creamsicle Cocktail
(Makes one cocktail)
1 1/2 ounce vodka
2 ounces fresh orange juice
1 ounce cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ounces simple syrup
Squeeze the orange juice. Combine juice, vodka, simple syrup, and vanilla in a cocktail shaker. Add ice. Add cream. Close and shake thoroughly. Strain into a glass and top with sparkling water. Enjoy!
If made right, vegetable sandwiches are healthy, satisfying, and delicious. The key is to use fresh, quality ingredients (good bread; no crunchy tomatoes). Here’s 10 Tasty Vegetarian Sandwiches I want to try:
Smoky Vegetarian Beet Reubens: beets, mayonnaise, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese.
Vegetable Sandwich with Hummus and Pesto: radishes, carrots, cucumber, tomato, pesto, and hummus.
Portabella Mushroom Cheesesteaks: mushrooms, peppers, onions, cheese.
Avocado Caprese Grilled Cheese: avocado, tomatoes, and cheese.
Green Goddess Sandwiches: avocado, fresh mozzarella, zebra tomatoes, cucumbers, pickled onions, and Green Goddess Mayonnaise. (YUM.)
Roasted Vegetable Sandwiches with Zesty White Bean Spread: roasted peppers and zucchini with a white bean spread.
Veggie and Hummus Sandwich: cucumber, tomato, avocado, sprouts, hummus.
How crazy is this? The Ketchup ‘n’ Fries Plant grows both potatoes and tomatoes. One plant grows about 500 cherry tomatoes and over 4.5 pounds of white potatoes.
It might sounds like crazy GMO stuff, but actually a much more natural process–both tomatoes and potatoes are nightshade plants, meaning they’re related. So, this is a cherry tomato plant that has been simply grafted onto a white potato.
Sounds pretty fun to me. This plant would be great if you had limited space in a garden. I’m wagering it would do pretty well in a container, too.
So you like the look of the pearl bobby pins from the recent Chanel fashion show. What do you do? Pay $350 for Chanel’s bobby pins? No! You make your own. It’s an easy project using wire, bobby pins, beads (or pearls), and glue.
This is giving me lots of new ideas for my beading supplies…
Check out this DIY Thrifted Owl Lamp. It’s made out of a $4 ceramic owl from the thrift store that has been spray painted white.
I used to have a little ceramic owl like that–kind of wish I’d kept it now.
Check out these gorgeous glass panels made from recycled glass by Daniel Maher Stained Glass. They are made from serving bowls, platters, lids, and jars.
The panels, which are hand-crafted, cost between $1,000-$4,000. Whew.
This elephant-shaped It’s a Wild World Caddy is so cute. $19.99
Check it out: A Tutorial For Installing Baseboard Drawers in the kitchen. Pretty cool.