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Mom, canner, reader, sci-fi geek, she who loves car seats

Canning tip #2

Don’t be stupid like me and put a sharp knife (used for whatever purpose) into the sink where it can be obscured by veg.  You will get cut.

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Canning tip #1

You will get burned eventually.  Don’t sweat it.

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How to make Applesauce – and other adventures in food

This week has been a busy canning week!  Everything is ripe.  But, because we finally ate up the last jar of applesauce from 2009 in August, (I made an overabundance, being able to pick up burlap bags full of seconds … Continue reading

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How to make Radish Pod pickles

I tell ‘ya, radishes are the plant that just keeps giving.  You can eat the root, the leaf, AND the seed pod.  I let my radishes bolt, because I save seeds.  The first year I did this, I left too … Continue reading

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Mama Weinstein’s Bombay Burger…

So, on Friday, as we were having a family dinner, I made the best burger that I’ve ever made.  They were awesomely nummy-goodness-sex-in-your-mouth. So, without further ado, here’s the recipe. 2 lbs ground beef 1 tbsp cumin powder 1 tsp … Continue reading

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How to eat the whole radish. Recipes!

Let me count the ways I love radishes… Ok, so I know most of you really don’t like ’em.  They’re small, strange, and spicy.  But…I recall them as the thing to eat when at a family gathering on my father’s … Continue reading

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Sewing machine – some basics and a bit of a life ramble

It occurs to me, as I have spent the better part of my “time off” either sewing or reading since January, that sewing is fast becoming a lost art.  I’d like to be working with my kids to change this, … Continue reading

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How to make your own (cheap) grow shelves

Much of this post is a repeat from one I did a few years ago, but here, in the great, cold north, we’ve not even begun our starts yet because it’s been too cold.  So I give you how to … Continue reading

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Where for art thou, oh my potato brush?

Potato brushes.  Everyone’s seen them and they’re in every grocery store in the continental US and Canada, right? Sigh.  So I thought too.  But the lowly potato brush is nowhere to be found.  No grocery store in town has them.  … Continue reading

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Steig Tattler jar lids

If you’ve never seen these, they are a re-usable jar lid that takes approximately 3 uses in order to break even.  In other words, if you used 3 metal, non-reusable lids, you’d pay for one of these.  I jumped into … Continue reading

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