Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Make Your Own Magic Shell

I finally did it! I made my own Magic Shell....finally after many many references Larissa made to me about making my own with coconut oil and cocoa.
Tommy and Christine gave me a lovely glass jar of organic virgin coconut oil and so I decided to take the plunge and try it.
Here is the recipe, so very simple.
Magic Shell
In small saucepan, combine
2 Tablsp. coconut oil
4 Tablsp.. unsweetened cocoa
1 Tablsp. honey
Heat gently until coconut oil has melted and all is combined and liquid-y.
Take off heat. Using a teaspoon, drizzle the dark liquid over your ice cream. It will harden almost immediately. I like
Very can add chopped nuts..that is even better.

Make Your Own Easter Grass With Wheat

2 weeks or so before Easter, soak some wheat kernels (also called wheat berries) overnight.
In the morning, drain them in a sieve and then plop onto about 4 layers or so of wet paper towel that is nestled into a favorite bowl or container.
Keep a squirt bottle filled with water nearby and occasionally squirt with water. Depends on where you live as to how much. In the desert here, I squirted it twice a day. If using a basket, have some plastic wrap on the very bottom of the basket, then put the wet paper towel on top of that.
This was about 13 days later...
If you have a cute critter to stick in the grass, do so This was on top of a screw on lid of a cantiner I got at Dollar was perfect!...and of course some small eggs: