Sunday, June 29, 2014

Strawberry Rosemary Sauce or Strawberry Catsup

Strawberry, rosemary and lemon come together
to delight the taste buds in this delicious sauce.

Packaged up with Whisker Graphics products
this sauce would make an awesome food gift.

In a large heavy bottom pot add two pounds of strawberries.
That have been washed and trimmed and cut into quarters or
in half depending on their size. To the berries add the juice of
half a lemon and a few peals, two 5" sprigs of rosemary and
a little less than a 1/4 cup of sugar. The amount of sugar depends
on personal taste and how sweet your berries are. Turn the pot
on medium high and stir until the juice of the berries start to run.
Then reduce the heat to low and cook for about an hour.

Occasionally sir the mixture and mash the berries with the back
of a wooden spoon.

The strawberry sauce will thicken nicely once reduced.

Let cool and package into mason jars. This recipe makes about
three cups. Keep tightly covered in the fridge for up to a week.

Although, this stuff probably won't be around
a week. This stuff is equally good on a turkey
burger as it is on vanilla ice cream!!!
It's strawberry sauce meets strawberry catsup.

For gift giving, place in a pretty mason jar and label.

Cute as is but, why not go a little further??

Place the jar in a Bigger Bitt Bag fold over edges.....

embellish with a paper lace doily, tag, antique spoon and a
little bit of Divine Twine. Perfectly delicious and pretty too.

Love the detail on this little spoon. Vintage silverware is the best!

Thanks to Whisker Graphics for having me back as a guest designer
and for all these sweet packaging supplies to play with.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

DIY Table Cloth Weights

Don't ya just hate it when you are trying to enjoy yourself at a
picnic and the wind comes by and whips up your table cloth?!
Drives me nuts! So, I try to have some festive table cloth
weights stashed away for windy out door eating occasions.   ;)

With this awesome collection of patriotic Divine Twine and
some drapery rings and festive 4th of July doodads I made a
set of table cloth weights.

I started by painting the drapery rings. When they were dry
I embellished the rings with some bakers twine, securing
the twine with glue.

Once the twine was set I added a few little
flags and glittered stars to the rings with hot glue.

This was a fun and quick craft. There is still plenty
of time to make a set of your own.

The drapery rings have just enough weight
to keep the edges of the table cloth down and
the clips hold well too.

Happy summer!


Drapery rings
Paint and paint brush
Whisker Graphics Divine Twine
Hot glue and glue gun
Flags and glitter stars

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