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Festive Delights - Happy Holidays!

Friendship Tea

Into a large bowl mix:

1 jar Nestea (56g)
1 1/2 cups berry sugar
4 cups orange crystals
4 cups lemon crystals
4 tsp. ground cloves
2 tsp. cinnamon

Store into smaller jars or apothacary containers.
Put 2 Tble. of dry mix into a mug, add boiling water.Serve with a cinnamon stick.

Hot and Mulled for Cold Tummies

1 liter apple juice
1 liter grapefruit juice (unsweetened)
2 cups brown sugar
1/4 cup black molasses
1/4 cup jam (your choice)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. all spice
1 tsp. ground cloves

Heat to just below boiling until
1/2 hour before serving.

Add: 1 liter sweet red wine or cranberry juice and continue to mull for 1/2 hour more.

Slice lemon and/or orange and float on finished mulled drink.

Christmas Crafts

Dancing Mothball Centerpiece

Half fill the bowl to be used with water. Measure.

To each liter of water add:

1 Tbsp. Citric acid
1 Tbsp. Baking soda

Color the water if desired using food coloring.

Add 6-8 mothballs (depending on the size of container you may want to add more or less)

When effervescence ceases, add more citric acid and baking soda.

NB: Use only fresh ingredients.

Do not use scented mothballs such as cedar, pine, or lavender etc. The additives will destroy the effect.

Onto a ceramic or plastic saucer arrange chunks of coal to resemble a small rock garden. (broken chunks of brick or concrete can be substituted)

Mix in a glass jar:

6 Tbsp. Salt
6 Tbsp. Bluing (Mrs. Stewarts Liquid)
6 Tbsp. Water
6 Tbsp. Ammonia

Mix well. (salt will not completely dissolve)

Spoon onto rock garden wherever you want your garden to grow, including the saucer. For special effect, add a touch of green or red food coloring to duplicate growth of flowers etc.



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