Saturday, July 11, 2015

Using essential oils in cooking

Using essential oils in cooking   From Cristy -- really good point that if you're using a strong oil like cinnamon, etc. dip a toothpick in...even a drop is too much usually.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Pruning tomatoes

The heritage Boxcar Willie tomatoes are loving their Garden Patch boxes with the water reservoirs in the 95 degree summer heat.

Time (ok, past the time...) to prune 'em. 

One of the big advantages to using these grow boxes this year is that I can have the vegetable garden on the side of the house.  We're working on getting old elm roots out of the ground on that side...but with these boxes I don't have to worry about that.

Last year some mysterious "tomato-eating critter" kept stripping the vines.  Yup, that would be Gus, the Tomato-Loving Pug.  I caught him snarfing down the ripe ones...This year he can't get to them.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Amazing GAPS-Friendly Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Yogurt Cheese Frosting

My daughter-in-law just emailed me this link for carrot cake cupcakes from the blog Health, Home and Happiness by Cara who lives in Montana.

Click the link for the best kind of carrot cake (in my opinion) with pineapple and coconut, too.

Eager to try it.

Memorial Day remembrance in Prescott, AZ

Listening to KDDL Country radio today I heard that there was a tradition of a moment of silence for fallen heros.  Bubba and Bugga are setting themselves a reminder on their iPhones.
"To ensure the sacrifices of America ’s fallen heroes are never forgotten, in December 2000, the U.S. Congress passed and the president signed into law “The National Moment of Remembrance Act,” P.L. 106-579, creating the White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance. The commission’s charter is to “encourage the people of the United States to give something back to their country, which provides them so much freedom and opportunity” by encouraging and coordinating commemorations in the United States of Memorial Day and the National Moment of Remembrance.

The National Moment of Remembrance

encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation. As Moment of Remembrance founder Carmella LaSpada states: “It’s a way we can all help put the memorial back in Memorial Day.”

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hanging Stuff on 100-year-old lath and plaster walls

DecorAdventures by Jessica has good information on how to hang things on these old plaster walls.  We have some spots to re-do eventually and a new mirror to hang.