Monday, May 14, 2012

How to make Brown Sugar, Peanut Butter, and more

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Today I made Brown Sugar. All you need is white sugar and molasses. I ran out of the brown stuff and needed more. I put the white sugar in the food processor and pour in a bit of molasses. How much depends on how dark you want your brown sugar.
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I also made peanut butter. Peanuts are much less expensive than peanut butter-especially the natural kind. I use the unsalted peanut, because the salted ones make a peanut butter that's much too salty. Make sure they are roasted (although you could probably bake them in the oven for a bit). Into the food processor they go. I also add a bit of olive oil to keep it mixing and to moisture to it. You could add any kind of oil (peanut, canola).

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I am almost done making two 1900's costumes for my daughter and I for her coming of age ceremony. We are going to celebrate it at a historical site. Looking forward to the whole event!

My dad tilled my garden for me. I'm planning on making it into squares instead of rows. I may even plant marigolds and nasturtiums around it to keep bugs at bay and for color.

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