Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Of swaps and cards and recipes...

I can share what I sent in my tea swap parcel now, as Belinda has received it. I hope she thought it was worth the wait! Shocking photo, but it was sent before I realised so it will have to do. Belinda has a pic of the stitchery on her blog if you want a better look.
Lots of cards thrown in..and quilty sticky notes-guess whose?? -plus Jodie's tea set pattern and Chicken soup for the Tea lovers soul. Thanks very much to organizer Stephanie at Loft Creations.
Speaking of cards, I am packaging off a few this week to some winner girls who are being very patient!! I had been waiting on new stock and here is some that has arrived...for them and the market i have to do this weekend.
DN is the model...
Gift cards.
And the new thing I am very excited about, promotional posters...thanks to Jodie at Ric Rac who helped me in this direction!! I am going to do the card of DN as a big poster with the verse for my sister, that's one of her favourite sayings.
CUCUMBER CHIPS or Zucchini and cucumber chips...or just zucchini chips! ( Some people call this Pickled zucchini and cucumber.-I see that more as the whole veggie!))
Put in a big bowl ....

3 lbs cucumber (or 3 lbs of mixed), 1 large onion thinly sliced, some diced capsicum, mainly for colour (red) and 1/4 cup salt.

Note: I do all the slicing on my V slicer, makes it nice and quick and uniform. I do the cucumbers, etc on the thicker side and the onions on the thinner side.

Put 3 cups of vinegar, 3 cups sugar, 1 cup water, 1 desertsp mustard seed, 1 teasp celery seed, 1 teasp tumeric, few peppercorns, 1 teasp curry in stainless steel saucepan and bring to boil.
Pour that over the vegies and let stand for 2 hours.

Bring all to boil and put in small jars with metal lids...hot jars, seal hot.

BIG thing...don't boil for long, you want cucumber/zuch still slightly opaque and crispish, not soggy and see through.
Like this!
Hot bottles, sealed hot, so you get the sound of the button clicking and sealing down on your lid.

I would do about 3 times the recipe, with huge zucchinis I often peel them, to stop it being too woody, but make sure I put in some young green ones as well for colour.
Have fun, Tracey


Stephanie said...

Such a cute stitchery saying and I love the teapot fabric you used. I'm lucky to have some of your wonderful cards. :o) Will you be making cards of your gorgeous yellow fields of--can't remember what your crop is now but gorgeous.

clare said...

Wow your cards are great .
clares craftroom

QuiltedSimple said...

Love the cards and I cannot wait! Thanks for the recipe - I'll definitely be trying it.

Owens Family Adventures said...

Your cards are wonderful! I still have the ones you sent to me in a box in my sewing room. When you hit it big I totally plan on auctioning them off to the highest bidder AND GETTING STINKING RICH!!!!! hahahahahahaha
hugs my friend!

Julie said...

oh, i thought you had forgotten kris & i. so glad you haven't. the cards look adorable...can't wait!
julie :)

Jodie said...

Tracey, your posters look fantastic!!!

Chookyblue...... said...

your parcel looks great.......love the latest cards.......hmm better chat to Ric Rac........

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