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As soon as the water begins to boil, reduce heat to medium, add your desired fruit, do a quick stir, then add the lemon juice, lemon zest and the sugar. Stirring occasionally. Do NOT let it burn.
When you fruit mixture begins to thicken, watch closely. Continue to cook until it begins to have the same consistency as maple syrup. Turn off stove, let sit and cool. After cooling to room temperature, place fruit filling into the fridge and leave over night.
Cut just the sides of the rectangles into 5 slices on both ends, leaving the middle together. Place about 1/4 to 1/3 a cup of the strained fruit filling into the middle. You don't want a lot of liquids because it will bleed out all over your baking tray, and BOY, will that not be fun to clean! Wrap the pastry just like in the video and place pastries on greased baking tray.
(TIP: If you are struggling to remove the cooked filling juices from the tray - I put it on top of a burner, add soapy water and turn on that stove! Put on low heat and after 5 mins., start slowly and gently scrubbing with your plastic handled dish scrubber until the items are loose. If there are still persistent bits, dump the dirty water in the sink and repeat the process.)
Cook for about 10-15 mins. After 10 mins, watch carefully to avoid burning on the bottom of the pastries and cook until a nice golden brown. Though you don't want to burn them, you also don't want them to be too light on top or the bottoms wont stay together when removing them from the tray.
Let them cool for about 10 mins. on the tray before removing them to put the next batch in.
If you want to add an extra touch, right after removing them from the oven you can sprinkle some powdered sugar over the tops on the pastries.
Hey my fellow Coloradians!
It is International Women's Day!!!
I vote this is the day men should be offering to rub my feet as I walk passed!
*sigh* do the dishes, maybe?
Well... I guess for NOW I'll settle for basic human rights lol.
We'll work on that occasional foot rub thing...
#PressForProgress | #IWD2018
International Women's day began around 1910 after the suffrage in Soviet Russia. Though there have been claims that the day was commemorating a protest by women garment workers in New York, on March 8 1857, most researchers have dismissed this as a myth.
The Earliest Women's Day observed in America was National Women's Day, held in New York on Feb. 28th 1909 at the suggestion of Theresa Malkiel. But it wasn't until March 19th 1911 that International Women's Day was really marked for the first time - over a million people in Denmark, Germany, Austria and Switzerland began observing an International Women's Day!
To this day there is an International Women's Day to remember Women's Suffrage and celebrate women around the world!
The 2018 theme is
" Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives "
Here is what a few folks on Twitter had to say on Women's Day, 2018!
What will YOU do today?!
For my Women's day, I am going out to lunch with a gal-pal and sister-in-law, Kara Belle. We are heading over to the Crystal Park Cantina in Manitou Springs.
Meet me there for a margarita?
Speaking of which, that is where we are having our up coming networking social on March 21st, stop by from 5:30-8:30PM. We are spotlighting the Eagle's Nest Ranch this month! Come out for our Girls Night Out Margarita MADNESS!
Come network for your business while making friends and having a blast!
Bring some business cards and let's have a drink!
First 50 people to arrive will receive a SWAG Bag!
Invite is below, see you there!
Helping families, with autism and special needs, find the resources for services and therapies in the Colorado Springs, CO area. We have been helping to give a voice to autism awareness since 2005 - assisting the public, private institutions, and companies coordinate services and therapies.
Goal: Open the Help Autism Center Ranch for autism and special needs. "
They are in the process of raising funds to construct the Help Autism Center Ranch, a safe environment where families can bring their children, a place oriented towards them and their special needs - The ranch will also have a special focus on adults with high functioning autism, the ranch will include a facility for adults which will help them live a more independent life while still having access to the care they need when they need it. At the ranch, not only will there be stables with horses, there will be onsite clinics and medical facilities with an array of different services available, they will have trained professionals available 24/7 for any needs, and they are even planning to have a movie theater at the ranch which will feature family friendly films for everyone to enjoy!
We had some wonderful vendors featured this month!
Their contact info is below!
Special thanks to our photographers for the night-
Thank-you to everyone who helped make this event a success!
See you next month!
Please join me in all my adventures by following me on facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest and, of course, on this blog for the beautiful city of Colorado Springs! Stay tuned for announcements on local get togethers and networking opportunities! Get a babysitter and lets have a GIRL'S NIGHT OUT!