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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Encouraging Hearts and Home 07.02.2020

Planning A Staycation, Brown Sugar Peach Ice Cream, Mosaic Garden Art, and Simple Embroidery for Beginners are this week's featured posts. 

Hello and welcome!

Our time at camp is going well, we have met so many nice people from all over! Most of the campers are from our own state of Montana, but we see more and more license plates for surrounding states as well as one from as far away as New York...which as it turns out is a state we hope to visit someday.

I have been working on different dried fruit (so easy to pack and store when camping!) poached in black tea and honey syrup. I have to say, it is so delicious, even though when I poached the dried figs I had in the camping pantry, they were not very pretty. My second attempt was with home-dried plums and those little jewels were delicious spooned overcooked oatmeal. The method couldn't be simpler, and it is perfect for just about any dried fruit you have in your pantry. You could even change out the tea flavor if you choose. 

Encouraging Hearts and Home 07.02.2020
Black Tea and Honey Poached Dried Plums served for breakfast over oatmeal.

Tea and Honey Poached Fruit
by the seat of my pants!

2 black tea bags
2 c water
2 c (loosely packed) dried fruit
2-4 T honey (if your fruit is sweet like figs, use the smaller amount) as desired
dash of salt

Place water, tea bags, and fruit in a medium-sized pan. Bring to a boil. Turn off heat and let "steep" until room temperature. Remove tea bags (do not squeeze out, the tannins will affect the flavor), bring back to a boil, add honey and simmer until half of the liquid has evaporated. 

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Let cool. Enjoy!


And now, for This Week's Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop!

Join your Encouraging Hearts & Home Co-Hosts each week for encouragement and support for your heart & your home. We hope to provide a space that builds each other up and lends a helping hand along the way. With all the negativity in the world, let's shine a positive light!

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Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household.

Brown Sugar Peach Ice Cream.

Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household.

Mosaic Garden Art.

Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household.

Simple Embroidery Stitches for Beginners.

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  1. Thanks for featuring my brown sugar peach ice cream! It's one of the best things I've made all year.

    1. Like I said I know my hubby will love it! He remembers the strong smell of peaches each time he went to visit his grandparents as a young boy. Peaches remain his favorite fruit.

  2. Thanks for hosting! I'm sharing link #45, memo board thrift store upcycle. Have a fun 4th of July weekend!

    1. Looking forward to seeing your Memo board! Have a safe weekend, we are off camping...

  3. That is extremely interesting poaching in tea. I've never seen that before. Looks good. Thanks for sharing it.

    1. I have tried dried figs and our own home dried plums. Each was delicious. The figs are not as pretty as the plums, brown food never is!


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