Feeling Alone-a Because of Corona? Get a Mental Break From the Quarantine with Grounded Goodwife! Two Hands on Free Zoom Workshops with on-hand ingredients! POSTPONED: NEW DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

Enjoy Part 1 of 2 Hands-on Free Zoom Workshops with on-hand ingredients presented by the mother daughter team Velya Jancz-Urban and Ehris Urban/Grounded Goodwife.

Part 1: Date and time will be announced soon!

Gingerly Adjust to a New Normal – DIY Ginger Ale: A super easy healthy homemade Ginger Ale recipe. It’s not only delicious, it’s perfect for nausea, to soothe an upset stomach, and fight colds. Plus, ginger ale from the supermarket contains GMO corn (corn syrup), carcinogenic caramel coloring, fake ginger flavoring, and the preservative sodium benzoate.

Extract me from this pandemic! DIY Vanilla/Almond Extract: Not only are grocery store extracts ridiculously expensive, they often contain corn syrup and fake dyes. And, it’s estimated that 95 percent of vanilla extract for sale commercially isn’t made from vanilla beans, but from lignin, a byproduct of paper waste products that can be used to create “synthetic” vanillin. This synthetic imitation is made from the leftover sawdust in paper mills and similar industries – YIKES!

Ingredients needed for this workshop include:

“Gingerly Adjust to a New Normal” DIY Ginger Ale:

– 1 inch ginger root

– 2 tablespoons lemon juice

– ¾ cup sugar

– 1/8 teaspoon active dry yeast

– water

– 2-liter container (preferably glass)

Extract me from this pandemic! DIY Vanilla & Almond Extract

– 6 vanilla beans

– 12 almonds (with or without skins – skins make the extract a little bitter, so your choice!)

– 16 ounces alcohol (we recommend vodka, brandy, bourbon, or rum)

– two 8-ounce glass jars

– Optional, to make lemon extract:

o 1 lemon

o Additional 8-ounce glass jar

o 8 ounces alcohol

 

Enjoy Part 2 of “Feeling Alone-a Because of Corona”- Hands-on Free Zoom Workshop with on-hand ingredients presented by the mother daughter team Velya Jancz-Urban and Ehris Urban/Grounded Goodwife

Part 2: Date and time will be announced soon!

Occu-pie my thoughts! DIY Maple Pumpkin Sugar Scrub: Over time, our skin cell’s turnover rate slows down causing it to look dull and feel slightly rough. A sugar scrub is a body treatment that is specifically created to exfoliate the skin, sloughing off dead and damaged skin cells, unclogging pores, and increasing blood circulation to the skin. Pumpkin contains vitamin A, C, and E, and antioxidants, which help fight sun damage and wrinkles. It also has fruit enzymes that help naturally exfoliate dead skin cells.

I’m going bananas! DIY Banana Face Mask- Wandering into your kitchen and putting a little fresh fruit on your face isn’t as crazy as it sounds! A banana is sometimes referred to as “Nature’s Botox.” Join us and wind back your clock…

Ingredients needed for this workshop include:

Occu-pie My Thoughts! Maple Pumpkin Sugar Scrub:

– 1 ¼ cup brown sugar

– 1/4 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)

– 1/8 cup maple syrup or honey

– 1/8 cup oil (olive, grapeseed, jojoba, almond – your choice!)

– Pumpkin pie spice, or cinnamon and nutmeg

– 8-ounce glass jar (Mason-type)

I’m Going Bananas! Face Mask:

– ½ banana

– 2 tablespoon honey

– 2 tablespoons yogurt

– Small mixing bowl

These workshops are sponsored by the East Haven Hagaman Memorial Library. The workshops are free and open to everyone! You can sign-up to attend Part 1 by going to the eventbrite page for part 1,or by sending an email to Cynthia at cgwiazda@hagamanlibrary.org

You can sign-up to attend Part 2 by going to the eventbrite page for part 2, or by sending an email to Cynthia at cgwiazda@hagamanlibrary.org. Once you have registered for one or both workshops, you will be sent a Zoom link via email to join the workshop.