Cilantro Pesto

This is especially great over grilled fish or shrimp.   2 cups packed fresh cilantro 1/2 cup olive oil 2 Tablespoons heavy cream (don’t omit) 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice Salt to taste   Process together in food processor. Season with salt. Lasts in fridge several days.

Finger Paint

1/2 cup cornstarch 1 cup cold water 3 cups boiling water 2 tsp tempera paint   Dissolve cornstarch in cold water, add three cups boiling water. Bring to boil and remove from heat just before it clears. Add tempera paint powder.

Clay for Children

Without Play-dough readily available, my girls grew up forming this into all sorts of shapes. Making it is part of the fun.   About 3 cups of flour 1 cup salt 1 to 1½ cup warm water   Mix all ingredients together. Add food coloring if desired. Knead about 7 minutes. Keep in a plastic bag in the refrigerator to …