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Soaked Oatmeal – Fastest Breakfast Ever {Recipe}

My hard-working husband has to get up most mornings at 2 am to get ready to punch into work at 4 am for a ten-hour workday, and if he is lucky, it will only be five days instead of six.  This makes breakfast very important for him.  It will fuel him through the morning until his 11:30 lunchtime.  Since I cannot get up with him at that ungodly hour, I make sure to have soaked oatmeal as ready as possible for him when he gets up.  It takes only 5 minutes in the morning before he can eat. Continue reading

Homemade Laundry Soap

I usually try to post deep and meaningful things on Sundays, but I need to come clean here (see what I did there?).  Being deep and meaningful takes work.  So today I am posting a recipe instead.  A recipe for laundry soap.  I have been making my own laundry soap for nearly ten years now.  It saves money, saves time, and saves the Earth. Continue reading

Too many raspberries cordial

Too many raspberries cordial

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Too many raspberries cordial {Recipe}
Here is an idea for all those raspberries spilling out of your fridge.
Too many raspberries cordial
Course Beverage
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Passive Time 1-2 weeks
Servings
pints
Ingredients
  • 2 quarts raspberries fresh is preferred, but frozen will work, too
  • 175 ml vodka 80-100 proof
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 quarts water optional if you want to dilute it
Course Beverage
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Passive Time 1-2 weeks
Servings
pints
Ingredients
  • 2 quarts raspberries fresh is preferred, but frozen will work, too
  • 175 ml vodka 80-100 proof
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 quarts water optional if you want to dilute it
Too many raspberries cordial
Instructions
Day 1
  1. In a very large (6-quart minimum) bowl or pot, dissolve sugar into vodka.
  2. Add berries. Cover and set aside for 1-2 weeks.
Day 7 (or anything up to 14)
  1. Strain out the berries using a single layer of muslin or a several layers of fine cheesecloth. Squeeze all the juice out.
  2. Transfer to storage jars and label. The vodka should take care of the preservation as long as it is strong enough. If you used a lower proof of vodka, you may want to store it in the refrigerator.
  3. Enjoy the boozy berries that are left over, but don't share with the kids.
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