Partnering with Aroma Foundry, we made Citronella Candles with Essential Oil to keep the backyard bugs at bay. Here’s how we did it- in a few easy steps (pictures included). Try this summer craft with your kids!
Java. Coffee. Kaffe, Café. It doesn’t matter what you call that deliciously addictive morning brew that us mothers rely upon to help us wake up and give us the energy to keep up with our kids, as long as we have a mug of it somewhere within reach. I became Starbucks obsessive as a new mom. The coffee I knew in Greece was a tiny ceramic cup of thick sludge, bitter or overly sweet when loaded with sugar…
We were visiting the city and I decided to treat everyone to a iced slush- it was a chain fast food place, the same as our local fave, so I assumed we’d be getting the same thing. I took a slurp of my iced lemonade and received a nice mouthful of lemonade and bleach- ugh! Never again, I decided and headed home to recreate my favorite chilled drink in the comfort of our own home- with our own non-chlorinated well water.
So, you’ve introduced your child to the kitchen, shown them around the necessary utensils and started them at the basics. What comes next? Once they (and you) are comfortable in the basic level, perhaps it is time to kick it up a notch and introduce them to the next stage: Intermediate Cooking.
“I’ll make breakfast, mom.” Those are the words I both dreaded and wanted to hear. As my daughter whipped up ham and cheese omelets for everyone, I realized my days as chef in our kitchen were numbered. When she added the spinach, “because it tastes better with spinach,” I chucked my apron into the closet and decided that maybe it wasn’t such a bad thing. But not every child has access to a resident chef, so where do you start when you want to teach your child how to cook?