Monday, November 11, 2013

Sunbonnet Strawberry Basket

Lately I've been part of a vegetable share group and so I have been up to my eyeballs in things I normaly don't eat... like green stuff and fresh fruits!  Sometimes I can be creative in making something good, like ginger pear jam, and other times my cooking is less than desirable, like the soggy apple strudel.  LOL  Anyway, my husband can get quite resourceful too, when he wants to, and one of his favorite canning recipes are "Fibblesnork™ Über-Garlic Pickles."  What are those?  And what does it have to do with strawberries?  You'll find out... just keep reading...


The image I used on this project is Sunbonnet Strawberry Basket from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and I also used the Party Banner Metal Die, also from LMMS.  I thought this image was the closet thing I could get to for pickles, and I'm sure if I wanted to I could have colored them green.  But I liked the strawberries, so I kept them as such.  :D


Now on to the recipe for some strange pickles!  This is a creation from one of my husband's friend, Todd Lehman, and used to be posted online but it's hard to find now days.  We didn't want to loose it and so where sharing it here.  You should try it one of these days... it's totally worth it!  Enjoy.  :D

Fibblesnork™ Über-Garlic Pickle

Stolen from without permission, because he let fibblesnork.com lapse, and the recipe needs to be preserved.

Ingredients

  • 1 (one) 32-oz. jar Claussen® half-spears
    For top quality, use only Claussen pickles, found in the refrigerator section. Do not use any other brand unless they are uncooked and refrigerated. Cooked pickles are limp and soggy. Uncooked pickles (like Claussen) are firm and crunchy. If you know of any other uncooked refrigerated brands, I'd like to hear about them.
  • 2-3 Habenero peppers, sliced
  • 4-5 Serrano peppers, sliced
  • 2-3 Jalapeño peppers, sliced
  • 24 cloves garlic, pressed or finely chopped
    That's not 2-4, as in 2-to-4, that's twenty-four cloves — a whole head of garlic.
  • 1 tbsp. crushed red pepper flakes

Procedure

First day

  1. Drain and discard 1 oz. picklewater from jar.
  2. Remove pickles from jar, cut into ¾″ slices, and return pickles to jar.
  3. Add garlic and peppers to jar.
  4. Cover jar (close lid tightly) and shake vigorously for 2 minutes.
  5. Refrigerate.
  6. Scrub hands thoroughly.

Subsequent days

  1. Shake for 5 seconds every 24 hours.
  2. Taste becomes fuller with each passing day.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Lavender

Welcome to the LMMS and MMCS blog hop! We have some amazing new for you ... did you know you can now get Little Miss Muffet Stamps from My Mum's Craft Shop?! To celebrate, the Little Misses have got together with the DT from My Mum's Craft Shop to showcase some of the images Kitty is now carrying in store.

You should have arrived here from the fabulous AUDREY!
But if you get lost along the way, you can start HERE.


As with all blog hops, be sure to leave some love along the way, as there are prizes (you'll have to Hop to the end to find out what they are!) to be had for 3 randomly drawn commenter's!  Winners will be announced on Saturday 16 November at the My Mum's Craft Shop Blog.



For my project, I used the Sugar 'n Spice Dolls Lavender and this is one I actually colored a couple of months ago but thought this was the perfect opportunity to show the final project.  This is one of the images I colored using only four colors which was a challenge the started with Faye.  :D  I'll eventually find a similar challenge to challenge Faye and toss some glitter over on her court.  He he he


I used Copic markers and the colors I used are RV34, B52, YR20 and BV23.  I also used the blender and some study paper too!

You're next stop on the hop is the awesome CARLA!
See you at My Mum's Craft Shop... Have Fun :)