Friday, July 22, 2011

Pool fun with your little one

The swimming pool and kids go one in one. Having fun playing games in them is even better. They engage kids with hours of fun and activities. One of the most popular is Marco polo. Children love this game as well has adults. It also provides exercise while in the water. What time is it Mr shark is another fun water game. It also helps teach little ones the time while having fun in the pool. There are also a ton of pool tools that can be bought. Simple games like having the kids push rubber duckies with their noses across the pool is so much fun, and fun to watch. Carnival pool games can also be created with throw rings and ping pong balls. Water guns are also a great treat. And everyone loves water balloons. What ever you choose, make pool time fun time with your little ones.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

DIY tomato paste

What you need to start making your own tomato paste:

2 dozen medium tomatoes

1 to 1 ½ tsp. salt (or to taste)

3 tsp. basil

3 tsp. oregano

1 tsp. sage

2 tbsp. canola or extra virgin light olive oil

Food always taste it best when its right from the garden to your kitchen. So to get started making your own fresh homemade tomato paste you will do the following. First score a ring around your tomatoes, carefully cut only the skin, not the flesh. Then blanch your tomatoes in a large pot of boiling water for about 30 seconds. After place them in ice cold water to cool them down. You want to peel the skin off after they have cooled, the skin should basically fall of pretty easy. Then core your tomatoes, and make sure to remove all the seeds. After that dice the tomatoes and put back into the pot, that has all the water removed. You add your salt and simmer on med for one hour. Keep a good eye on your paste and stir to prevent sticking. You can pour the tomato paste into a metal colander to sieve. The juice of the tomatoes will pour right through into a bowl. Use a wooden spoon to press the tomato flesh through the sieve.
You want to then return your tomatoes to the pot adding your basil and oregano and sage. Then you will cook on med for another couple of hours until it is your desired thickness. The best test is to see if it is sticking to a spoon. Add some canola or olive oil to your paste and stir well. Make sure to cook your tomato paste immediately an store in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can also freeze the paste in a freezer safe bag or container.

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