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1  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Canning: Salsa, Tomato Sauce, Pickles & Relish on: August 04, 2016 11:13:33 AM
    The past two days have been full of canning the two boxes of cucumber and tomato seconds I got at a local farmer's market.  After weighing, the totals were 31.8 pounds of tomatoes (though there were soft spots I had to cut out) and 24.9 pounds of cucumbers.  I have six cucumbers left (any ideas?), but every other bit was used in the following:

    Fiesta Salsa (7 pints) - used Ball Fiesta Salsa mix



Pickles - 6 quarts of bread and butter pickles, 6 quarts and 1 pint of dill pickles - used Mrs. Wage's mixes for both



Tomato sauce (7 pints) and Cucumber relish (12 half-pints) - Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving recipes for both



Things I learned:
  • you can fit more bread&butter pickles in the jars than you think
  • if using an All American Pro Pressure Canner, make sure you put enough olive oil on the rims so you can get the top off without use of a screw driver for leverage
  • a food mill is SO. MUCH. EASIER. to mush up tomatoes and remove the skins than removing the skins THEN mushing them up
  • it goes faster when you've a second pair of hands
  • I need more counter space and possibly a bigger pantry
  • canning is addictive ... now I want to do bbq sauce, blackberry jam, chicken broth ... Cheesy
2  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / October-December 2014 Featured Projects on: January 11, 2015 07:26:06 AM
In the final quarter of 2014, we had some delicious recipes posted!  Here are the feaatured posts from October-December 2014, as chosen by the 'This Rocks' button and my preference!  They are in no particular order.   


Animal Crossing Cake by pottermouth




Healthier Potato rosti brunch by schnerby




Turkey Cookies by SimplyFabulous!




Fruity Nutty Oaty Breakfast Bars by Ludi




Rice Krispy Jack-o'-Lanterns by GladyMakes



Congratulations!
3   / PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Featured Projects October-December 2014 on: January 11, 2015 06:40:44 AM
From October to December 2014, we had some amazing projects posted!  Here they are, in no particular order, chosen by the 'This Rocks' button and my own preference.


Trillium Bag by elderflower



Weeping Angel Bag by carolmb



Inspired Placemat Bag by etzatdebz



Military style ACU women's purse/messenger bag by Diver



Faux-leather bag by elsielorpu



"Get Carded" Strawberry Wallet by Mistress Jennie



Petal Drawstring Bag by The Raging Sloth



Congratulations!
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Christmas tags on: November 23, 2014 05:46:38 AM
For the Holiday Tag Swap, I made fifteen tags using paper, stamps, alcohol markers and other bits and bobs.  I really love how they turned out!

The first set:


and the backs:



The second set:


and the backs



The third set:


and the backs



Thanks for looking!
5  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Get 'Em Up Breakfast Recipe Challenge on: October 22, 2014 08:06:49 AM
There's a new cooking challenge!
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Holiday ATC Ornament Swap Round 2? on: October 11, 2014 05:52:08 PM
Any interest in another round of the Holiday ATC Ornament Swap?

Link to the first round: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=427765.0
Gallery from the first round: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=428938.0


7  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / July-September 2014 Featured Projects on: October 01, 2014 05:28:41 PM
Here are some of the absolutely delicious edible projects posted to the Cooking boards from July-September 2014, as determined by the 'This Rocks' button and my own personal preference.  They are in no particular order. 





Delft China Cookies by najaorama




Dairy Free Bubble Tea (can be vegan-friendly!) by Mistress Jennie





Pumpkin Spice Latte by sweets4ever




Provencal-Inspired Quiche by Margaret van Velthuyzen






"I want him alive..." Han Solo in Carbonite Cake by BenaeQuee




Preserving strawberries 3 ways by Acadian Driftwood



Congratulations!!!
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Featured Projects July-September 2014 on: October 01, 2014 05:08:54 PM
Here are some of the awesome projects posted to the Purses, Bags and Wallets boards from July-September 2014, as determined by the 'This Rocks' button and my own personal preference.  They are in no particular order.  





Upcycled leather backpack by chezlin



Owl Purse and Coin Purse by gozer



Sandwich wrap by Melladh



Mermaid purse by IndigoCharm



Snappy Purses (removable flaps!) by Calabaza



D20 Bags by 13anana


Congratulations!
9  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Vote NOW for your favorite Challenge Entry! on: August 25, 2014 12:53:44 PM
Please vote for your favorite entry in the New-To-You Recipe Cooking Challenge!
10  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / NEW COOKING CHALLENGE on: July 28, 2014 11:30:19 AM
There's a new cooking challenge!  Please check it out on the challenge board!
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