Tuesday, August 4

Make it from scratch carnival #127 - Aussie host!

Thank you to Stephanie firstly for selecting Frills in the Hills as host for this Make it from scratch carnival. It's wonderful to have it here in Australia and show some of my aussie readers some of the wonderful contributions and also possibly get them to join in! Click here to view some of the past and submit to future carnivals!
Prepare your taste buds and have your shopping lists at the ready for the cooking submissions!

Stephanie from Carnival Flagship Make it From Scratch shows us we don't need to waste cabbage - make your own Cabbage Preserves! It looks beautiful too - check it out!

Caterina from The Kitchen Novice shares her amazing (and easy) Onion Soup recipe. I'm so going to make this!!

Homemade tomato sauce anyone? What a great idea! Emily from Be In Health Now tells us how to do it!

This summer we're going to be growing our own tomatoes so this is perfect! You don't need fresh tomatoes though - you can used tinned for a no-fuss and colour/preservative free solution to yummyness

For those who are watching their artificial colours/flavours Jennifer from Foodophiles shares her Homemade Chocolate Syrup! It's not only better for you, it is more economical than store bought - and the added bonus of knowing exactly what you're eating!

You could possibly even serve that yummy chocolate syrup along with Katie's Healthy (and Yummy) Fruit Pizza - this post from Kitchen Stewardship has great detail to step-by-step instructions on how to make your own sweet crust and serve with topped seasonal fruit! I'm definitely going to give it a try!

I literally salivated whilst reading (and planning in my head) to make this Mounds Pie presented by Local Nourishment. For those in Australia, this is a Bounty Bar Pie. Can you imagine all that chocolate and coconutty goooodness? Yum. This is on my list FOR SURE.

Cricket from Smiling Country Ranch will be very popular with the aussies given that it's citrus season here at the moment - these Lemon Lime Bars with a Coconut Macadamia Crust look mouth watering!

Linda from LJM's Kitchen presents Cherry Almond Cupcakes - just how CUTE are these?
And now for the much-coveted crafts submissions:

Rose shows us how to make your own Seashell Adorned Picture Frame at her blog The Fine Craft Guild - and shows you that you don't have to live by the sea have it at your home every day -you can pick your shells on vacation and frame your favourite beach picture! You may also want to check out the post on How to live in a Coastal Cottage (residing many miles away)

Cyndi L presents Fishing for Trout posted at Beading Arts. Cyndi shows in step-by-step detail how she constructs and finishes this piece which is perfect for teaming with a V-neck blouse or dress to show off the beautiful colours!

You scrappers out there don't miss out either - Opted Magazine shares with us some Scrapbooking Organisation System that is both easy for anyone to do and inexpensive!

Fellow Aussie blogger Our Red House has a fun and inexpensive way to make your own bubble mix! It will occupy the kids for ages and is suitable for all types of bubble makers - make your own big ones from coathangers or any of the other suggested options!

Now this submission really impressed me! RecycleCindy from MyRecycledBags.com shows us how she's Lining a Crocheted Plarn Purse (plarn is recycled plastic bags!) The crafters out there are going to LOVE this one!

Ever thought of making your own exercise equipment or health/beauty remedies?

Since the outbreak of Swineflu or just having little ones around - do you find you're using more Purell (aka Aqium hand gel here in Australia) these days? Kristen from Frugality in the Making shows you how to make your own inexpensive sanitary hand gel to keep in your purse or at the sink

Naturi Beauty shows us how you can make yourself or a friend a natural a nourishing and healthy hair conditioner made from aloe for parched hair.

Got a home cleaning remedy? An invention that makes your life easier around the house?

Silicon Valley Blogger presents True Frugal Living: Homesteading In The Wilderness posted at The Digerati Life. SVB reports that these people are in fact, relatives who live in New Zealand. They live in the wilderness and make things from scratch as a lifestyle!

And lastly, but not leastly, Vicki presents Easy pool-cleaning shortcut posted at Funny about Money.

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11 lovely comments:

Rina the Mama Bear on August 4, 2009 at 3:06 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Great carnival! Awesome job hosting - stumbled!

Should really have remembered to submit this week...grrrr.

KrustyTheCat on August 4, 2009 at 3:12 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Good job Liss!!! I'll try remember next week.

Rose fr FineCraftGuild.com on August 4, 2009 at 5:51 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

These are great submissions... I am going to check out that lime bar, which indeed look scrumptious, the scrapbooking organization system, as my desk is ** again ** a mess, and like the fish necklace idea, and hopefully she'll show us how to make that centerpiece as well...

thank you too for submitting my posts... I am having loads of fun with the BEACH THEME projects around the house, and slowly but surely, life is becoming that beach... ;-0)

Happy summer living...

Amanda (frugalmama) on August 4, 2009 at 7:29 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

you're a clever cookie, this is great from scatch as i'm dealing with a preservative/additive free diet for my junk food king 7 year old son. i'm going to try the chocolate syrup! thanks, darls

jskell911 on August 4, 2009 at 7:56 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I am loving these ideas! Thanks for including mine.

Stephanie on August 4, 2009 at 8:46 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Well done! Thanks!

RecycleCindy on August 4, 2009 at 11:15 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Wow so many wonderful posts for the Make It From Scratch Carnival. I love the layout you used and a fantastic job hosting. It's always so fun to see new hosts and how they share the weekly carnival. Thank you for hosting and including my recycled bag lining project.

Cricket-Smiling Country Ranch on August 4, 2009 at 11:24 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Thanks for hosting, I can't wait to check it all out! Ditto on the layout, looks great and easy to read :)

FunnyAboutMoney on August 4, 2009 at 11:31 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Great carnival this week!!!! Recipes are awesome, and perfect for the party I'm planning when my job comes to an end: the Great "Canning Day" Party. I'm gunna can a bunch of special things for my friends and ask everyone to bring a donation to the food bank.

That cabbage...perfect... I'll bet that chocolate syrup would be nice in a pretty little jar, too... So many really good and interesting posts!

And maybe after I'm canned I can move to the bush in New Zealand and live happily ever after on lobster and garden veggies. :-)

Execumama on August 7, 2009 at 7:04 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

LOVE this post! I'm a Naturi Beauty Concepts fan myself, and that aloe recipe is a must-use!!

Naturi Beauty on August 7, 2009 at 1:08 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

This Carnival is great. I am absolutely in love with all of these great, green ideas. Thanks for bringing all of this together!


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