Sunday, 22 February 2015

Refreshing Virgin Mojito DIY Recipe

 My husband and I love having mojitos whenever we are out for drinks. But these days we hardly even have the time to go out on our own. So, I decided to concoct my own home version of the virgin mojito. My version is also suitable for the kids to drink as I excluded the rum. If you like, you can also add Barcardi for the added alcohol flavour.

Ingredients Needed (Makes 3 cups):

- 10 mint leaves
- 8 limes
- 1 bottle of 7-Up (600 ml)
- Sugar (4 tablespoons)
- Ice cubes

1. Cut the limes into halves then squeeze out the juice and sieve for the unwanted seeds.

2. Add the mint leaves, 7-Up, sugar and lime juice into the food processor to blend. This will break up the mint leaves and release the refreshing minty smell.

3. Pour the concoction into a cup and add ice. Now you are all ready to enjoy the cup of refreshing virgin mojito in the comfort of your own home.
As mentioned earlier, please feel free to add Barcardi if you want the alcoholic version of the mojito.
Now sit back and enjoy your cup of homemade drink!

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Firecracker Craft for CNY

Chinese New Year is just round the corner, so the Little Mini Makers finally got round to making CNY decorations for our house.
We decided to make firecrackers decorations since we have many spare red packets or "ang paos" to brighten up our home.

Materials Needed:
- Red packets (20 pieces)
- String
- Tape
- Stapler
- Tail

1. First roll up the red packet and staple the ends together.

 Make 20 of these rolls. 10 for each side of the firecracker.

2. Next tie up the top of the string in a loop to hang the firecrackers. Then cut out a small piece of string and tie it on the original string like so. This part is to stick the firecrackers to it, one on each side.
 3. Use sticky tape to stick the inside of the firecracker to the small string.
 4. Continue adding the small string below, and then stick the firecrackers to it.
 5. Repeat this process until you have finished sticking all 20 firecrackers. 10 on each side.
6. Lastly, stick the tail onto the end of the firecrackers. And this is the completed firecracker all ready to be hung.
 Gong Xi Fa Cai to everyone! May the Year of the Goat bring everyone Happiness & Wealth!
This is the firecracker decoration hanging inside our house.