Daily Archives: 26 June 2009

Hand-made Birthday Cards

Hand-made birthday card

Hand-made birthday card

One of this week’s tasks for the Dairy Diary was great. I escaped copy-writing and management for a day and got my teeth into some card-making.

It was hard to believe I got paid for having so much fun!

For the 2011 Dairy Diary I am putting together a feature on how to make inexpensive cards. I managed to make use of old ribbons, buttons and even wool that I have leftover at home. They looked pretty good when I had finished them (if I do say so myself!)

In the future I am going to try and be really thrifty and save lots of odds and ends in a craft box to use on hand-made cards. Whether I will actually find to time to make another card who knows!

As I was working from home I took to opportunity to test one of the recipes for the 2011 Dairy Diary too – Tasty Tomato Potatoes – easy, healthy and yummy. Try it and tell me what you think.

Do we have any budding card-makers out there and what inexpensive (or free) materials do you use for your craft projects?

Tasty Tomato Potatoes

Tasty Tomato Potatoes

Tasty Tomato Potatoes

Baked potatoes filled with a delicious tomato, onion and cheese filling. Mmmmm.

Time 35 mins
Serves 4

Baking potatoes 4
Butter 25g (1oz)
Tomatoes 4, skinned and finely chopped
Spring onions 6, trimmed and sliced
Cheddar cheese 175g (6oz), grated
Double Gloucester cheese 50g (2oz), grated
Eggs 2, beaten

1 Preheat the oven the 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Cook the potatoes in the microwave for 5 minutes. Then bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes.

2 Melt butter in a small pan, add tomatoes and onions and cook for 5 minutes until softened, stirring, until most liquid has evaporated.

3 Mix cheese and eggs together, add to pan and stir continuously over a low heat until thickened.

4 Split open each baked potato and top with cheese mixture.

Find more scrumptious recipes in the Dairy Cookbooks.

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