Coffee stains do not have to be a bad thing. This piece is made by
carefully controlling the coffee stain (ink!) with a pen and paintbrush
on a sheet of paper.
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Coffee Ink

You can make natural ink from many things around your house. This recipe from The Organic Artist shows you how to make ink from coffee to create a wonderful sepia-tone that will give your art projects a vintage look. This sepia-tone Read More

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Food Crafts

Make Your Own Cutting Board Conditioner!

I've been describing Beeswax Alchemy as a "dangerous" book. As in, I really don't need another set of hobbies, but Petra's book has me really close to buying a big block of beeswax next time I go to the Farmers' Market! I love that she Read More

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Food Crafts

How to Make Sure Beeswax Is Easy to Measure and Melt

The beginning crafter who wants to work with beeswax will probably buy it in an ready-to-use form. But, what if you have access to large amounts of wax, but want to make sure it's easy to use later? Petra Ahnert, author of Beeswax Alchemy, Read More

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Food Crafts

Three Kindle Big Deals to Celebrate Spring!

Two tasty (and one crafty) books are Kindle Big Deals from March 13 to March 29. That means that you can get Kindle versions of them for only $2.99! Try something new or add the digital version of a book you already love to your Read More

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Food Crafts

Preparing Encaustic Medium

What can you make with beeswax? Candles, sure. Balms, bars and soaps? Absolutely. You may be surprised to hear that an ancient form of art, called encaustic, also relies on beeswax to work. In Beeswax Alchemy, (due out in a few short Read More

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Food Crafts

How to Make Chocolate Mendiants with Yummy Toppings

It's our first day with the new look! What do you all think? How about some candy to celebrate? Today, I have a fun idea for making these quick and tasty mendiants from the book The Complete Photo Guide to Candy Making. This is kind of a Read More

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Food Crafts

Food for Thought: Art Lab for Kids

"Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is." ~ Mark Twain Image via Shutterstock Looking for a simple, fun art project your children can enjoy over summer break? Chew on this: snag some garden produce or sweet citrus, and Read More

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Recipe for Potato Bondas

For today's Tasty Friday post, I thought I'd share this recipe for potato bondas (fritters) from the book World Food Cafe Vegetarian Bible: Over 200 Recipes From Around the World. It includes my favorite new ingredient- Read More

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Recipe for Smoked Trout Gougeres

I love all things "smoked" so this recipe for smoked trout gougeres from the book The Minnesota Farmers Market Cookbook: A Guide to Selecting and Preparing the Best Local Produce with Seasonal Recipes from Local Chefs and Farmers sounds Read More

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Food Crafts

How to Paint Details on Molded Candy and a Giveaway!

As a special Tasty Friday post, I have a fun giveaway along with a tutorial on how to paint details on molded candy. You can get yourself in the running for a copy of the new book, The Complete Photo Guide to Candy Making, and as a special Read More

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Food Crafts

Recipe for Coconut “Bacon”

Whether you're vegan or just wanting to try healthy recipes, this one for coconut "bacon" from the book Superfoods for Life, Coconut is definitely one on my "to-try" list! Coconut Bacon America loves bacon! But please try this Read More