Monday, June 23, 2008

A Wrappin' Good Time.................

I was surfing at work (on my lunch hour) and found this great 'toot' on making a wrap skirt. More on the wrap skirt

Some inspiration skirts:

Celine pleated wrap skirt

Sandy Starkman's pretty in black and white

Sandy Starkman's beauty!!!! (this one is gonna be my insporation skirt!!) LOVE the waist band .

Sundance Wrap skirt

And that's got me thinkin'................. that would be a quick and easy addition to my wardrobe. Soooo I just might be stopping by JoAnn's on my way home to get some wrap skirt fabric.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

Dear Dad,
Thank you for being there for 15 years. You've taught me how to be a respectful and determined individual.
Thanks Dad for your love and compassion

Happy father's day,


Zucchini Relish

Zucchini Relish
10 cups of coarsely grated zucchini
4 cups of coarsely grated onion
2 red peppers minced
3 green peppers minced
5 Tbls of pickling salt
2 1/2 cups of apple cider vinegar
5 cups of sugar
1 tsp fresh grated nutmeg (optional or to taste)
1/2 Tbls of dry mustard
1/2 Tbls of mustard seeds
1 tsp of celery seed
1 tsp of turmeric
fresh ground black pepper
Mix the vegetables with the pickling salt and let set overnight in a non-metallic container in the frig.
The next day get your canning supplies ready.
Rinse the vegetables well and drain, set aside while you make the pickling liquid.
In a large pot combine the vinegar sugar and spices. Bring this to a boil, add the vegetables and stir well, bring back to a boil and then simmer for 20 minutes.
Place relish into your canning jars and process for 10 minutes.
This make about 16 cups or 8 pints of relish.
For canning help go here.
This is the first in a series of zucchini relish recipes I am making this summer. This one is a basic relish next up I will make a HOT relish.

Friday, June 13, 2008

The fruits (veggies) of our labors....

It all started with a few little seedlings and some seeds..................... As they grew, things changed very quickly.............
There was eggplant, peppers and broccoli.............

Zucchini and crookneck squash........

Throw in some cherry tomatoes........
And that was only the very beginning!!
This weekend I will be canning zucchini relish cause - this green stuff is taking over!!!!
(Help - with cherry tomato tips and canning advise please!!)
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