And the winners are ...

Congratulations to the following readers who each won an Envirosax bag:
  • Angela Jiniel
  • Charis
  • Bel
  • MamaRose
  • Rachel Read
Please send me your postal details (rhondahetzelATgmailDOTcom) over the weekend so I can send them on to the Envirosax people who will send the bags out.

9 comments

  1. Congratulations to the winners... :)
    Rhonda I have been reading your blog for a few months and I have also back read as far as it goes and I just want to let you know that because of you and your life and family, my life and family have changed dramatically...for the better of course. Just a quick question, do you have a recpie for lemon butter or other recipes to use lemons as we have an overabundance of lemons and I don't think neighbours, friends and strangers can put up with anymore of us even giving them away. I have frozon alot of juice but would love to use some for recipes now.

    Thanks
    Danielle

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  2. Hello, just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your wonderful post, thank you - I'm really loving your blog too !

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  3. Congratulations Winners!!! Thank you Rhonda for hosting this giveaway and for the wealth of information you provide to us :) You are much appreciated!!!

    ~Sharon

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  4. Hello everyone, thank you.

    Danielle, my recipe for lemon butter is here: http://down---to---earth.blogspot.com/2008/11/making-lemon-butter.html

    However, it will only use up a cup of juice. The best thing is to freeze it and you're already doing that. Then you'll have juice for cordial during summer. Lemon cordial will use a lot of juice. It's easy to make. Mix equal p[arts sugar with water (4 cups sugar to 4 cups of water) to make a simple sugar syrup - when this has cooled down, add equal parts syrup to lemon juice. Dilute with iced water to drink. Store in the fridge.

    I made five jars of lemon butter yesterday and will have to start juicing lemons for freezing soon. All our lemons are still on the tree.

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  5. Congrats to the winners!!! Rhonda, just wanted to tell you that I made the dog biscuits today and our dog, Winslow, is most appreciative!! :) Silke

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  6. Congratulations to the winners...

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  7. Rhonda - I too love your blog. My middle child and I made your dog biscuits today, we used peanut butter and crushed garlic. She loved the cutting out and the dogs definitely appreciate the results. Thank you - Louisa

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  8. Congratulations to all the winners!

    Danielle and Rhonda, I have been using a recipe for Microwave Lemon Curd that is foolproof, quick, great texture and taste! I know this makes smaller batches but they are very quick to make one right after another!

    2-3 lemons
    1/4 cup butter
    1/4 cup granulated sugar
    2 eggs

    1) Finely grate thin outer rind of lemons. Squeeze lemons. Measure 1/2 cup lemon juice into a 4-cup microwavable container.

    2) Stir in rind, butter and sugar. Microwave, uncovered, on High for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until butter is melted and mixture is hot.

    3) Beat eggs in a bowl. Gradually add hot lemon mixture to eggs, stirring constantly. Return mixture to the microwavable container and microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. (Do not allow it to boil; mixture will thicken as it cools). Let cool.

    4) Pour curd into a tightly sealed container. Refrigerate up to 2 weeks or freeze for longer storage.

    Makes 1 2/3 cups

    It's wonderful to be able to freeze in 1 and 2 cup quantities and pull out to make tarts, mini-tarts or lemon butter for scones or toast. Hope you try it!

    Julie in Arizona

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