Ella loves to make potions, so whenever possible we try to make some juice. Her favorite is rhubarb juice.
chop several stocks of rhubarb to make roughly 5 cups, the more red in the stock, the more red the resulting juice will be.
place in a pot and cover with water.
Add 1/2 cup each lemon juice and honey.
Add 3 cinnamon sticks.
Place on stove and bring to a boil, turn down and simmer for about 30 min (or until the rhubarb has become a fine pulp).
Strain and pour juice into glass jars. Enjoy the colour and flavour.
One or both of the big girls usually help. They measure and place everything in the pot. They also stir while it’s cooking, and check to see when it’s done. They top up the potion with more water as needed, and have been known to add apple juice, orange juice, green tea, and various herbs and spices to the potion to see how things turned out. The recipe above is the one we like best.
After making our potion, the girls decided to make gummy worms, and lips, tongues, brains, bugs…and other creepy halloweeny stuff.
1 1/3 cup juice
4 packets (1tbsp each) gelatine
honey (if desired)
prepare molds of choice by lightly brushing oil onto molds with a candy brush. Too much oil will make the candy taste off, and leave it greasy.
place 1/3 cup of juice into a small dish and sprinkle gelatine powder over top. Allow to sit until moist (about ten minutes).
heat the rest of the juice until almost boiling. Dissolve honey, if desired, into hot juice. Turn off heat. Pour the gelatine and remaining juice into pot and stir until dissolved. Pour into prepared molds. Allow to sit until firm, about ten minutes. Placing in the fridge will speed the process.
Remove from molds and enjoy.