Looking for things to do,
to keep busy,
staying home, to stay safe,
during this pandemic.
I decided to try
drying fruit for decoration.
I dried oranges, apples,
pink grapefruit, and limes,
causing a lovely scent around the house.
I sliced them approx. 1/4 inch thick.
I don't own a food dehydrator
I dried them naturally.
I sponged them with paper towels
to remove some juice.
Placed them on a rack so the
air can get to them underneath
and placed the rack over a cookie sheet
in the oven.
I had one pink grapefruit.
I did slice some too thin.
But these are the prettiest when dried.
They were 10cents each at the grocery store
because they were getting old.
I put them in the oven 200 deg. F
for an hour, turning them after 30 minutes.
After taking them from the oven
I put them on a rack near the heaters
and let them dry naturally for a few days,
turning them each day.
They are so pretty on the Christmas Tree
with the light shining through,
giving a stained glass effect.
Pink Grapefruit is my favourite.
The red light behind enhances it.
I made a wreath
with Oranges and Apples.
(I did get Annie in the photo)
Ok, she moved.
Also in a centrepiece.
I put in some cloves and allspice.
Gives a nice natural aroma.
Annie made the basket with jute rope.
I will give some to the birds,
at the feeder, as a special treat.
Maybe I dried them too much.
This is the first time I dry fruit.
I have the feeling, it won't be the last.
I will be joining Sandi at No Place Like Home
Thanks Sandi for the great party.
Stay home and stay safe.
The vaccine has arrived in Canada today.
I believe it is manufactured in Belgium.
Although anyone with allergies
will not be able to take it, that's too bad.
Hopefully, another vaccine or
something else will be made available.
Let's hope next Christmas,
the virus will be behind us.
Thanks for your visit. xo