Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Upcyclers Monthly Challenge Reveal + 2 Recipes to share

It’s time for Etsy’s Team Upcyclers monthly challenge. This month’s item to upcycle was denim. There is already a ton of great ideas posted
For the challenge I made earrings with recycled aluminum computer parts, denim and copper.
I had so much fun working with the denim and I really like how they came out. I also liked someone’s idea for a trivet so much I made myself one. You can see it in the upper corner. :)

On the home front I taught my daughter how to make Mock Raspberry Jam using our green tomatoes from the garden. I absolutly love this recipe . You think the tomato seeds are raspberry seeds...very convincing and very delicious. It is such a great way to use up your end of season green tomatoes and you get a fairly high yield. We had 11 jars of jam from one small basket of tomatoes. My daughter made these Swedish cookies using it. They are light and crispy but a tad on the rich side.

Mock Raspberry Jam
2c. green tomatoes cut into small cubes and pureed.
1/2c. water
2c sugar
1 small pkg. raspberry jello

Place tomato cubes in blender of food processor with water and blend til smooth.
Mix ingredients in a med saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour into jelly jars store in freezer.

Rosen Munnar Cookies
1c. butter
½ c sugar
2c flour

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 13 x 9 inch cookie sheet. Cream together butter and sugar mix in flour gradually. Shape into 1 inch balls and press an indentation in the middle with your thumb. Fill the cavity with your favorite jam. Bake 10 to 15 min or until golden brown.
2-3 doz.

I hope you will give these both a try and let me know what you think.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012