Sunday, June 22, 2014

Ecig Lanyards and Rhubarb Lemonade

Ecig Lanyards
I mentioned a little while back that I wanted to add some lanyards for electronic cigarettes after doing a custom order. So here they are!
I have no idea if they will take off or not so I started with 5 in my better selling beads. Only time will tell! They have a ring on the end that fits most vaporizers. 

I hope to make more ladies feel stylish while they are kicking that unhealthy habit! These are available at Miss Val's Creations.

Rhubarb Lemonade
Ok. This should really be called rhubarbade! This is something Jim saw on a cooking show and wanted to try it since there is rhubarb growing in his yard. If you have rhubarb growing in your yard, this is a fun thing to try!

Here is what it looks like growing.
Its leaves at the top can get crazy huge as portrayed here with my ghostly white size 7 foot.
Jim's dad told me that the leaves are poisonous so they are not to be eaten! Just the stalks.
So Jim cut them into a size that fits comfortably in a large pot. They were cut close to the ground with a knife. Pulling out the roots will destroy the crop.
This gets washed and then boiled to taste. This is where we don't have numbers. It has been made twice so far by basically winging it! Then strain out the rhubarb. Brown sugar was used to sweeten it and cut the tartness of the rhubarb. So the only ingredients are rhubarb, water and sugar.
The color is beautiful and it tastes quite a bit like lemonade! Jim waters his glass down to this beautiful champagne color.
I hope you are all having a beautiful summer season. It finally feels like summer with somewhat normal weather in Massachusetts!

Thank you for stopping by! ~Val

19 comments:

  1. Hello ,Val:
    Beautiful ,new collection of lanyards:-)
    I also like the rhubarb.Except for something fine to drink made from it,I also bake the rhubarb pie-similarly to the popular apple pie.It tastes really good.
    -Best Greetings to You-
    -Halinka-

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  2. beautiful lanyards ... hope more people are kicking that habit!! The rhubarbade does look delicious! I would never have thought of that. We always had rhubarb growing in the yard when I was growing up, but usually made a crumble with it (mixed with strawberries which sweetens it) ... they are crazy big leaves and yes quite poisonous!

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  3. Hi Val,
    Beautiful lanyards, those would also be pretty with detachable pendants. The only items that I have had with rhubarb are a strawberry and rhubarb pie and strawberry and rhubarb jelly. This rhubarb drink sound very refreshing.
    Therese

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  4. These lanyards are a great addition to your shop...I hope they sell well!
    My grandma makes a delicious rhubarb pie. This drink looks tasty as well!

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  5. I hope you ate the rhubarb too! There's nothing tastier than stewed rhubarb! I ate a lot as a kid. Also rhubarb jam and pie. But no one ever thought of making rhubarbade -- clever!

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  6. ooh, that sounds good! i love rhubarb anything!

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  7. Those lanyards are a great idea! I love the aqua and mixed green ones!
    The rhubarb lemonade looks and sounds delicious! Too bad the rhubarb over here is all but gone. They don't last very long :) Thanks for sharing the recipe - I'll keep it for next year!

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  8. I love rhubarb cake! I tried to grow it in my garden but it didn't work out. But juice must be delicious. Have a lovely week!

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  9. I love rhubarb! We eat it all the time ;o) And, we juice it too ;o) We juice rhubarb and apples together. Great drink ;o) Thanks for your recipe ;o) Will be trying it ;o)
    You new lanyards are excellent! Great idea! I hope they take off for you ;o)
    Big Hugs ;o)

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  10. Now this is really interesting (rhubarade)!!

    The lanyards are a great idea, Val, and they are so pretty.

    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

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  11. Hello dear Val! Long time no visit :) How have you been? I hope your summer is going well!

    Mmmm... rhubarb lemonade is so tasty. Yesterday I made rhubarb turnovers and today we had rhubarb cobbler for dessert. Might as well enjoy it while it's around :)

    Have a great week! Hugs!

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  12. Beautiful necklaces. I love rhubarb, I used to go and pick it when I was a little kid and just eat it till I was sick, haha. But, it's lovely!! Happy Monday doll xx

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  13. great idea for laynards....and I have never tried rhubarb.
    Debbi
    -YankeeBurrow

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  14. Hey, we have the same foot size! Ok, now let me focus. I've started noticing those electronic cigarettes. I hope your lanyards are a hit!

    I've been curious to try rhubarb. One of my blog friends has a nice crop each year and raves about all the delicious dishes made from it. Out of sheer curiousity, I recently purchased some rhubarb strawberry jam from World Market. It was delicious and so now I must see about finding and trying the actual rhubarb to see if I like it solo. That rhubarb lemonade sounds interesting and yummy!

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  15. Love the lanyards! Years ago I had a rhubarb tree but I never did anything with it. Those leaves are gigantic!

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  16. I like the lanyards. They look perfect for carrying keys when on the go without a bag. Maybe picking up the girls from a bust stop.

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  17. Oh yum! I love rhubarb! I used to eat it in England but have never seen it here.

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  18. I got my first electronic cigarette kit on VaporFi, and I love it very much.

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Thank you for stopping by! I love reading visitor comments! ~Val