Day 183/184/185

Day 183 – Luggage Tag

With only a few short days left before our spring break trip to Las Vegas, I thought that a travel inspired project would be perfect to do and what better place to stick a Gnome than on  handmade luggage tag!

Day 184 – Mini Bike Book

I saw this tutorial on and though it would be fun to do. It’s a really quick and simple craft to make and has limitless possibilities depending on how you want to stylize the inside squares. The folded up size is 2″ square so a little bit bigger than a matchbook, but closes much the same with a staple near the bottom that you tuck the flap into. I chose to do a bike theme as I’m starting to miss riding my bike and can’t wait for the snow to melt.

Day 185 – Better Than Butter Tarts

If I were to host a Vegan dinner party, these would be served (along with some pumpkin pie) for dessert. They are so ridiculously good that I ate two within a few minutes of taking them out of the oven, burning my tongue in the process (it was worth it).  I like making my own pastry so I whipped up a quick recipe but you could easily just use premade tart shells for these… to eat one more!

Better Than Butter Tarts

1 cup raisins
1 tbsp vegan margarine
3/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp ground flax seeds
3 tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla extract
12 unbaked pre-made pastry shells (3 inch)
1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 400F. Put raisins into a medium bowl and cover with very hot water. Set aside for 10 minutes. Drain hot water off raisins and add margarine, sugar, flax seeds, water, and vanilla. Stir together well. Spoon 1 tbsp of mixture evenly into each tart shell. Sprinkle each tart with finely chopped walnuts. Bake for 15 minutes and serve at room temperature. Makes 12 tarts


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ginn
    Mar 06, 2011 @ 23:12:50

    Just curious, what’s the difference between vegan margarine and regular margarine?


  2. Joel
    Mar 07, 2011 @ 22:53:37

    typically most margarines have Whey in them which is a milk product.


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