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Crafts

DIY Candles

Hey! Don’t you think candles are really good for relaxation and de-stressing. It also adds up to the decor of the room. But these are equally expensive. So I will help you out in making aroma candles of your own with very minimal stuffs required.

INGREDIENTS:

Glass Jar

White candles

Wax Crayons

Candle wick

LETS MAKE IT:

First melt the candles on a double boiler. Take the wax crayons of the colour that you want your candle to have and melt it along with the candles. Take the glass jar, dip the wick in wax and place it in the center of the bottom of the jar. Wrap the top of the wick around the pencil and secure it. Now pour the melted candle in the jar and let it rest. There you are, your candle is ready. Now you can decorate the jar from outside as you want to and enjoy.

Thank you!

Categories
Gardening

Croton Care

Crotons are very bright variegated plants. Their leaves come in various colours like red, yellow with different kinds of patterns. They are an absolutely lovely plant for keeping indoors. So here I am to help you to know crotons better.

  • The botanical name of this plant is Codiaeum Variegatum.
  • There are many varieties of the same: Banana croton, Bush on fire croton, Gold Dust or Gold Sun croton etc.
  • Crotons can be a little poisonous for the humans as well as pets. If it is digested in huge quantities it can cause stomach inflammation, abdominal problems etc.
  • Crotons get their bright colours because of sunlight. It can be kept indoors where it gets sufficient light. Without light the leaves will fade and be just green.
  • Make sure not to keep them under direct sun outside. It can cause the leaves to burn.
  • If the leaves are drooping down then your plant needs to be watered.
  • Crotons should not be kept in extreme weathers. It should be moderate like around 80 degree Fahrenheit.
  • It thrives in places where it is humid. So make sure if it is a dry place, you can always spray water around it to make it misty and humid.
  • A croton should be watered when the top soil of the pot is dried up completely.
  • The soil should be selected carefully. It should have well drainage which can contain moisture or else the root will rot.
  • If you see white colored bugs all over your plant or in the crevices of the stems, then you need to do some checks really fast. These are Mealybugs. They will eat your plant and completely destroy it. So when you see something like that, make sure to take a piece of cloth and remove the bugs as much as you can with the cloth and then spray dish wash and water mixture everywhere on the plant. The bugs will die instantly when it gets in contact with the dish wash water. Make sure dish wash and water is in the ratio of 1:4. Leave it for 4 hours and then wash your plant. You plant will be fine then.

Hope this content helps especially to the first time plant parents.

Thank you!

Categories
Recipes

Lemon Coriander Soup Recipe

YUMMY LEMON CORRIANDER SOUP

Lemon Coriander Soup is one of the most trickiest soup recipes ever. But it is also the tastiest. Lemon as a component is tricky to use as lemon juice when heated a lot becomes bitter in taste and completely ruins the soup. Here is the easiest and the yummiest recipe of Lemon Coriander Soup recipe which if followed step by step you wont regret it.

INGREDIENTS:

Veg Lemon Coriander Soup!!! 🍲
*Carrots (finely chopped) – 1 small
*Capsicum (finely chopped) – half
*Onion (finely chopped) – 1 small
*Spring onions (finely chopped)
*Chillies (finely chopped)- 1 or 2
*Ginger Garlic paste – 2 tsp
*Lemon – 1
*Coriander leaves
*Salt
*Pepper powder
*Lemongrass (optional)
*Vegetable oil
*Water – 2.5 glasses
*Cornflour (optional)

RECIPE:

Pour little oil in the pan (don’t pour a lot). Throw in the carrots, chillies, onions and ginger garlic paste. Mix all of it till the smell of the ginger garlic paste fades.
Throw in the capsicum when the carrot starts to soften. Fry it for a minute or two.
Then pour in the water. Now when it starts to boil, we will add salt, pepper powder, lemon squeezed and lemon grass (optional). Let it come to a boil and then add lots of coriander leaves as per your taste and spring onions. Give it a nice boil and your soup is ready.

BONUS:

  • If you want your soup to be dense then add cornflour.
  • However for non veg you can boil chicken and use the shredded chicken from the same and use the chicken stock instead of water!!!!
  • Do you know that this also has advantages when it comes to health? Importantly, it is a healthy recipe which can help in weight loss. For more information, check out the link mentioned below:

https://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/weight-loss-this-lip- smacking-lemon-and-coriander-soup-may-help-you-lose-weight-2111701

In conclusion, I hope that you guys love this recipe and let me know in the comment section.

Stay home guys and make delicious recipes and enjoy!!!

Thank you!

Curious Owl

Get in touch with me: http://curiousowldiy.in/contact/

Categories
Recipes

Fluffy Pancake Recipe

HOMEMADE FLUFFY PANCAKE

Have you ever tried making pancake at home and it did not fluff up as expected. If you want to know the secret behind fluffy pancakes then you are at the right place.

Homemade Fluffy Pancake 🥞
This recipe can be made with all the ingredients available at home!!

INGREDIENTS:

*1 1/2 cups of flour (maida)
*4 tsp of baking powder
*Pinch of salt
*1 egg
*1 1/4 cups of milk
*1/4 cup of oil/butter
*1/2 cup of vanilla essence

RECIPE:

*Take a bowl and add all the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt) and mix it well.
*Take another bowl, add all the wet ingredients (egg, milk, oil/butter and vanilla essence) and mix well.
*Add both dry and wet ingredients together and mix it slowly because if you mix is too much the pancake won’t be fluffy.
*Put a little butter/oil on the fry pan just to spread it on the whole surface of the fry pan and keep the stove on medium low flame.
*Put 1/3 Cup of batter on the fry pan and let it cook for sometime.
*You can flip the pancake when you see bubbles on top of that and cook it for a minute or two.
*Serve it with whatever syrup you like or use maple syrup. Garnish it using butter cubes or any kind of fruit.

BONUS:

I have used honey as the syrup and also have mixed half a lemon in it to bring down the sweetness of the honey.
If you want to add some flavours in the pancake like chocolate chips or fruits, you can add it after you have mixed both wet and dry ingredients.

Here is a link below so that it helps you guys make your pancakes fluffier: https://sayyes.com/2014/08/5-tips-for-making-the-fluffiest-pancakes

I hope you guys will like the recipe…. Stay tuned for more such updates!

Take care 😊

-Curious Owl

Get in touch with me: http://curiousowldiy.in/contact/

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