Super Simple Tomato Jam Recipe

At the start of summer, we planted two cherry tomato plants.

Wow… have they produced!!

We have feasted for weeks on gorgeous tasting bursts of summer.

The kids have picked them daily, popping tomatoes into their mouths while they are still warm from the sun.

We have eaten caprese salads, tomato mayo sandwiches, tomato and basil spaghetti, tomato ragu.

And, still, our little tomato plants keep giving us more.

Today, we made tomato jam and, boy, is it yummy!!

Best of all, it is SO easy to make.

 

Super Simple Tomato Jam Recipe : The Magic Onions : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

Ingredients :

 

*   3 lbs tomatoes

*   1 tsp grated ginger

*   2/3 cup sugar

*   1 tsp lemon juice

*   1/4 tsp salt

 

Method :

 

Dice the tomatoes roughly. I quartered the cherry tomatoes.

Add tomatoes, sugar, ginger, lemon juice and salt to a saucepan.

Bring to the boil.

Reduce heat and simmer until your jam thickens.

That’s it!! How easy is that?!!

We eat our jam on fresh bread and butter – half of it is gone already!!

 

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Yum!!!!

It’s not too sweet.

The tiny amount of ginger compliments the tomato taste so well.

We all agree… this jam is THE BEST.

 

Super Simple Tomato Jam Recipe : The Magic Onions : www.theMagicOnions.com

Super Simple Tomato Jam Recipe : The Magic Onions : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

Thank you, Mother Earth for the daily gifts you give us.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Tutorail : Felted Ball Mirror

I love my new felted ball mirror. The blues have such a wonderful beachy,  nautical feeling which is perfect for summer. It was super easy to make too…

 

Felted Ball Mirror Tutorial : www.TheMagicOnions.com

 

Materials Needed :

*   Felted wool balls in shades of blue ( from The Magic Onions Shop )

*  E6000 Glue ( a great glue for working with glass, found at craft and hardware stores)

*  A round mirror (found at craft stores)

Felted Ball Mirror Tutorial : www.TheMagicOnions.com

Method :

Work in a well ventilated area.

Add a blob of glue to a felt ball and stick it along the perimeter of the mirror, alternating the colors as you go.

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Voila… it’s that easy!

 

Felted Ball Mirror Tutorial : www.TheMagicOnions.com

 

It makes my mantle look like Summer.

Here’s a link to my Pinterest board that has lots of other felted ball craft ideas.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

 

 

Portraits of Us : Week 19

Granny is here for July.

We LOVE Granny so much.

Here she is playing Rummy with Teddy. They are so sweet together.

Also, do you see my crocheted throw? My mom brought it to me. It was crocheted by my Great Gran when she was 100 years old. Can you believe that! What a treasure. I am so honored to own such a precious heirloom.

Crocheted Throw : The Magic Onions : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

To help me cherish every little moment, I post a portrait of us each week. A photo of us doing every-day-little-things that I know I will miss in the years to come. When I’m missing these sweet times, I’ll come back and see that I did cherish them. I did drink them in and I did know how special it all was.

Here’s to these special, happy, days… all of them.

Here are the previous Portraits of Us.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Fairy Garden Feature : SIX

Look at this wonderfully colorful Fairy Garden made by Sophie, who is 7.

I love how bright it is.

And how there are SO many sweet things to play with. I can tell, Sophie plays in her Fairy Garden A LOT. I love that!

 

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Thank you for making this sweet Fairy Garden, Sophie… and thank you for entering it into the Fairy Garden Contest.

If this Fairy Garden has enchanted you like it has me, please share it with your friends.

And be sure to make a Fairy Garden with your own little ones and enter it into our Fairy Garden Contest. Not only is it incredibly fun to make a miniature garden like this, but there are such AWESOME prizes this year… worth $435!

Need more inspiration… be sure to check out these Fairy Garden links…

Important Fairy Garden Links :

Fairy Garden Page with lots of photos, links and ideas, tutorials and instructions.

2014 Fairy Garden Contest Rules and Entry Form

Detailed Tutorial on How To Make A Fairy Garden

AWESOME Prizes for the 2014 Fairy Garden Contest

 

Fairy Gardens : Pinterest : The Magic Onions

 

Check out the amazing PRIZES for this year’s contest (click on the image to see each prize in detail)…

Fairy Garden Contest Prizes : 2014 : The Magic Onions.com

Happy Fairy Gardening,

Blessings and magic,

Donni