Saturday, June 30, 2007

MineFull promo stickers

I just love my new etsy promo stickers made by Jelene at etsy. Can't wait to start slapping these on packages!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Wisconsin Street Team Contest Entry

This is my entry for the Wisconsin Street Team's wood violet contest. The photo is of a wood violet that I discovered on a hike in the park I live across the steet from. It's adhered to a glass tile to make the pendant. I've added it to my etsy store. I'd have to say that the purple and green color combination is one of my favorites.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Rhubarb Nectar Recipe

Here's a fantastic recipe that was brought to my attention by a friend on flickr. It's a great way to use the larger stalks of rhubarb and makes a refreshingly tart summer drink.

Rhubarb Nectar:
*10-12 stalks of rhubarb, cleaned and chopped
*1 lemon, unpeeled and chopped
*1 lime, unpeeled and chopped
*1-2 oranges, unpeeled and chopped
*1 piece of fresh ginger root, about 1-2" piece, chopped

Add all ingredients to a large pot and simmer over a low heat until the mixture is mush, about an hour. (stirring now and then of course)

Place a colander over a large bowl or pot and line with a piece of cheese cloth.

Pour mixture into colander and strain. Gather up edges of cloth and wring tightly pressing with a flat spatula to strain out all the juice.

Pour nectar into jars or bottles and refrigerate or freeze.
(tip: freeze in ice cube trays for individual serving sizes)

Rhubarb Nectar Mixers:
1 part rhubarb nectar
3 parts tonic water or club soda
(1 part vodka-optional)

Friday, June 1, 2007

My Mom asked me to make her a purse with this Vino fabric. Maybe so she can take it on one of her many quilting excursions. Wine+Quilting=?