I've become hooked on Plarn. What is Plarn? Plastic yarn. Now, I haven't brought home a plastic grocery sack in about three years, but plenty of my friends and family do. I decided it was time to take some of those extra bags and turn them into something sturdy, cute, and reusable. I gathered bags from everyone I could think of, and began cutting them into one-inch strips that I could crochet with, like yarn. It's time consuming, but the end result is worth it. Here's a quick tutorial on how…Continue
Posted on August 17, 2010 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments
OK, admittedly I don't bake it daily, but it sure is a regular occurrence around here. For the past year and a half I've been baking my own bread, because I have a gluten sensitivity. There are commercially produced gluten-free breads available, made from tapioca flour, brown rice, and some other stuff, but frankly, they just aren't that good. For $5 a loaf, I expect my bread to taste like more than packing foam.
There are a lot of great GF bread recipes - I especially love…Continue
Posted on June 15, 2010 at 12:55pm
One of the things I love about Mexican food is that it lends itself well to garden-stuff. Pretty much anything I find in my yard, I can convert into a Mexican dish. I had some cilantro that came up unexpectedly, and some rogue green onions that wintered over, as well as some lettuce, so I thought tonight would be a perfect evening for some light south-of-the-border fare.
There's a nice Mexican restaurant around the corner from us called Senor Patron, and it's run by the…Continue
Posted on June 11, 2010 at 7:54pm
I mentioned to a friend the other day that I have a rain barrel in my garden, and she replied that she was going to buy one over the Big Home Improvement Store for around $75, because it was on sale. I told her that I had made mine for about $20 last summer. It sits beneath the downspout at the rear of the house, and one good rainstorm will fill up all fifty gallons. I have a hose coming out of the bottom so I can use it to water plants -- because it's sitting up on four concrete blocks,…Continue
Posted on June 10, 2010 at 1:30pm