We have an abundance of cucumbers from our garden right now. I made this recipe for the first time today. It.Was.So.Good! I didn’t have any jalapenos on hand so it didn’t have that kick to it, but it was delish nonetheless!
For supper I topped my hamburger with it. Again, it was so good!
Chop, combine, cover and refrigerate until serving.
ALWAYS use gloves when working with the peppers… and NEVER touch your face!
Yield: 2-1/2 cups.
- 2 cups finely chopped fresh pineapple
- 2 cup finely chopped seedless cucumber
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup chopped onion (red adds a nice color – I didn’t have any today)
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 4-1/2 teaspoons chopped jalapeno pepper, seeds removed
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Your Bundle” – Homeschool Edition sale is here!
For one week only (July 21-28) save up to 92% on bestselling
homeschooling products, including MANY from Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 list!
Take a look at the bundles:
This bundle features complete curriculum using
Included are popular products: Write From History, Sheldon’s
Learn all about Charlotte Mason and enjoy a special bonus (a $90 value
& PreK Bundle
Teach your littlest ones about God’s amazing creation and the value of virtue using our Tot & Preschool Bundle!
Included are popular products from: We Choose Virtues, Character
This bundle gives you a complete Christ-centered preschool program, including age-appropriate character-building tools, a stick-figure Bible study, a creation-based coloring book, a handwriting curriculum, an independent activity guide (for those times when you need a moment to focus), and much more!
K-3rd Grade Bundle
Teach your K-3 children basic skills and core truths through easily understandable
|Elementary: 4-6th Bundle
This bundle features Wordsmith Apprentice from Common Sense Press,
You will also find “Mapping the Word With Art“, a highly
Middle School Bundle
Your middle school students will tour the classical world and develop academic excellence using our Middle School Bundle.
This bundle features Learning Language Arts Through Literature and
Also included is a popular history timeline/book of
|High School Bundle
Your high school students will develop academic mastery and intellectual maturity using our High School Bundle.
This bundle features a New Testament Bible curriculum, an introduction to
|Bundle Just for Moms!
Save money, strengthen your marriage, and streamline your schedule using
Whip your home into shape and train your children to do their chores effectively
Your OWN Bundles
Would you rather hand-pick your selections?
You can choose any 5 products priced $19.99 and under for just $25 ~ a savings
You can choose any 10 products priced $19.99 and under for just $39 ~ a savings
SO many amazing products to choose from!
BUY MORE & SAVE MORE!
*Lots of ways to save!
*The B2G1 50% off offer applies to pre-assembled or “Build Your Own”
|You might also be interested in:|
Whether you need these DVDs as part of your curriculum this year, or if you want to give them away as birthday or Christmas gifts, here is your chance to get a set of all three for FREE!
The giveaway ends July 24 at midnight and I will announce ONE winner Friday morning, July 25, 2014!
You can see video samples here:
Or if you are in a hurry
you can buy the bundle today and save $15!
Save $5 off each DVD
A sweet friend gave us a couple of gallons of blackberries…big, juicy blackberries! Which means my very capable assistants and I had to get busy!
Now… the downside of blackberries are all those little seeds.
The first thing I did was run the berries through the food processor. Let me just say, I LOVE THE FOOD PROCESSOR! It really does make kitchen work so much faster!!!
Then my hard-working Cherish used this old-fashion strainer and wooden pestle, which you can find at thrift stores and yards super cheap!
We made 16 pints of jam and syrup.
I adapted this recipe from AllRecipes.com, added lemon juice, butter and 1/2 a package of pectin rather than 1/3 package. Butter makes all the difference!
4 cups blackberry juice
4 cups white sugar
1/3 (2 ounce) package powdered pectin
3-4 T lemon juice
1/2 stick of butter
We followed the directions on the package.
“Any child who can spend an hour or two a day, or more if he wants, with adults that he likes, who are interested in the world and like to talk about it, will on most days learn far more from their talk than he would learn in a week of school.” ~ John Holt
The high school years are the best years to homeschool. Their foundation has been laid, their basics have been learned and now the ball is in their court. These are the years to start nudging them to fly as they are pointed in the direction they need to go.
These are the years they need to be taking responsibility to learn and grow. You can only force feed so much, these are the years they must be feeding themselves under your supervision. You can make your 5 year old eat her peas, but at 15 years old she needs to choose which vegetable she likes and know it will benefit her health.
The high school years are the worse time to throw kids into a classroom where all their freedom to learn is taken away as they conform to be force fed more. As they prepare to stretch their wings to fly, lets give them room to grow, to explore, to soar high in the direction they are being called!
The reasons to homeschool through high school are the same reasons for the earlier grades except more intensified! Between YouTube, Pinterest, Khan, NeoK12, co-ops, tutors, other homeschool parents and endless curriculum there is no reason why homeschool is not do-able.
Here are some great articles why you should homeschool through high school:
1. Continue the Family-Building Process
The teen years are a strategic time to cement relationships that last a lifetime. Parents can continue as the primary role models. You can make sure that your teen is instructed and discipled consistently each day with moral training and sound doctrine.
2. Cement Family Relationships
Relationships are the most important thing in family life. When teens are away from home for six-to-eight hours a day, subtle changes begin to erode relationships at home. Divided allegiance or “serving two masters” can shake their foundation. The result is weakened family ties and parental influence.
3. Provide an Excellent Learning Environment
Receiving one-on-one instruction is the most effective way to learn. At home, academics have priority, and there are no classroom distractions. Conversely, studies show that barely one third of the school day in traditional high schools is dedicated to academics.
4. Individualize Education Based on Needs
You can customize your teen’s education to provide motivating opportunities to develop gifts and abilities. In areas of academic weakness, you can provide extra time and help. No classroom setting can offer this consistent and loving support.
5. Accelerate Academic Progress
Many homeschooled children are academically ready to do college-level work between the ages of 14 and 16. Additionally, researchers have found that age/grade isolation or segregation actually inhibits socialization. Available data demonstrates that homeschooled children are ahead of their public school counterparts in maturity, socialization, and vocabulary development.
Recommend Resources for High School
Do Schools Kills Creativity? (video)
If you need it, you’ll find it here! (Home School Legal Defense)
Homeschooling the High School years?
You’ll want to grab this when it goes on sale next week!
This bundle features:
New Testament Bible Curriculum
Introduction to Psychology
A full year of math curriculum
Resources for World History and Geography
College Prep Tools
Creative Writing Course
Anatomy Science Unit study from Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 picks, and more!