We finished up the Civil War study by having a strawberry party (they were popular during the 1860's). Since they are out of season here now (the prices are high), I limited our strawberry selections to whatever we could make with 4 pints of strawberries! We were able to make strawberry pie, strawberry shortcake, strawberry scones, and we still had some strawberry sorbet that I made last year when we went strawberry picking. I'd like to have this strawberry party again during late spring when we are able to pick fresh berries.
While we were waiting for all these delicious strawberry items to bake, we tried to extract the DNA in a few strawberries. This was fairly easy to do! This is the site we used here and it has an explaination on what is happening. Once we had the DNA strand floating the kids looked at it under the microscope!
We have some pear trees in our yard and this year they have produced many pears! We just finished picking them and are sampling the many different things we can make with pears!! We have canned pears which are DELICIOUS!! We used this recipe here. We have already canned about 10 big jars and still have buckets of pears left over!! We plan on doing more canning in the next week or so as the rest of the harvest ripens!
We tried pear crisps today as well and they came out very good! I think the next time we make these though, I'll use a little less brown sugar in the mix as we had a lot of the topping . We used this recipe to make it.
Welcome to our little space on the web!! I'm a mom homeschooling my kids and blogging about our school days. My kids are 19, 17, and 14 years old and we share a household with 2 crazy cats, an African grey parrot, 2 hermit crabs, and a turtle.
Curriculum we are Using...
Rosey-17 year old
-Sonlight British Literature
-Math U See Pre-Calc
Goosey-14 year old
-Tapestry of Grace Year 1
-Math U See Geometry
-Bible Road Trip Year 2