French Yogurt, update.

Earlier this year ago, I wrote about my experiments in making homemade French yogurt (January 15, 2020). Since then, I have continued to make my own yogurt. Each week, I make anywhere between 20 and 48 jars of yogurt. While making yogurt, I have continued to learn more about what works best for homemade yogurt. Here are a few tips: Yogurt cultures can be kept in the refrigerator for a few days if not making yogurt each day. I have found that the four days of storage is the longest that I would recommend. After four days, the cultures do … Continue reading French Yogurt, update.

Wind chimes from wine bottle.

When I started making fused glass mushrooms, I had to ask friends for empty wine bottles because I generally don’t drink any alcoholic beverages and so we had none at our house.  In doing this, I was received several colors of bottles – dark green, olive green, clear, blue, brown and amber.  Since the green are the only ones that worked well for mushroom stalks, that left me to think about other ideas for the different colors of bottles. So, last week when I needed something to recognize an outgoing president of one of the organizations I am a member … Continue reading Wind chimes from wine bottle.

Glass Etching

 A few days ago, I realized that I had forgotten to order a plaque in recognition of the President of an organization that I am the Secretary/Treasurer for.  Since I only had a week until our spring meeting, I thought that it would not be enough time to order an engraved plaque.  So, I started thinking about what I could make to recognize my colleague.  After spending a couple hours thinking, I came up with an idea. For a while now, I have been wanting to try glass etching. So, I thought this might be a technique to create something … Continue reading Glass Etching