Monthly Archives: February 2012

Yogurt making trick

A couple days ago I shared my method for making yogurt here.  The biggest challenge while making it is keeping a constant read on the temperature so you know when to take the milk off the heat and when to add … Continue reading

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Yogurt

My daughter loves yogurt.  She asks for it with just about every meal, so if I bought it all the time it would add up fast.  I’m thankful that a couple years ago I learned how to make it myself by … Continue reading

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Garage Sale Success Story

I have a genuine love/hate relationship with garage sales (both my own and other people’s).  When I’m out garage saling, I love finding a great deal on something like my $1 spice rack, a barely used cast iron skillet, and a … Continue reading

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My Plant Diary

It’s pretty widely acknowledged that a great habit for a gardener to keep is writing in a garden journal with records of plants, weather, pest management, fruit yield, and other details that are easily forgotten from year to year. I … Continue reading

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Dinner under pressure

Back in January (pre-job loss) we realized that we had been eating out way too often, so I started cooking more meals at home and realized that I had to do at least a little meal planning to make sure we had stuff … Continue reading

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How My Garden Grows

After I realized how badly I needed to connect with real food here, I decided it was time to start growing something on purpose. I saw a great tutorial here on http://www.Instructables.com for growing my own container garden, so I picked … Continue reading

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My $3 dinner

Now that I’ve been cooking at home for a while on our self imposed “30-day eat at home challenge” I’m trying to stretch my creativity in what I make.  Enter the eggplant. I never, ever though that I was an … Continue reading

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