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May 2008

I’m not quite sure, but the Bio Bag might be the solution to one of my composting problems. If you’ve read any of the earlier posts on this blog you’ll know that I’m a proponent of composting, but have a few logistical issues to iron out. One such issue is collecting all of the lovely… Read More

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I managed to save money and trash over the holiday weekend by making my own coleslaw. My laziness almost sucked me into purchasing the bag of pre-cut cabbage and carrot to make coleslaw, but my frugal nerve got very irritated when I saw that it would cost $4 for a bag that wasn’t big enough… Read More

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Veggie Burger Anyone?

Summer is here and the grill comes out of hibernation and my seasonal meat-eating debate begins. I love grilled food! I especially love grilled vegetables. Vegetables seem to gain a whole new personality once they’ve spent a few minutes on the grill That’s all well and good, but being raised in a meat-eating family, a… Read More

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In an earlier post I mentioned that in addition to my dish washing detergent I added baking soda to my dishwasher and my dishes came out sparkling clean. Well it seems that adding baking soda to the laundry detergent helps to boost the detergent’s cleaning power and the clothes also come out softer. The baking… Read More

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The Killer Birthday Cake

My daughter decided that she wanted to have a sleepover birthday party.It was a last minute thing so the preparations were done quickly.We decorated downstairs, came up with a theme and invitations went out the week of the party (it really was a last minute thing). I ordered pizza and picked up a cake and… Read More

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As I look at some of the things we tend to throw out I was trying to figure out how to use them again. Just how many plastic water containers can one creatively include in a home’s décor? There’s got to be a better way to reuse some of our containers. One day while surfing… Read More

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Yet another use for baking soda. I’ve found that mixing equal parts of baking soda and dish detergent (whether its Homemade Laundry Detergent or store bought) to the dishwasher dispenser has produced spotlessly clean dishes. No more water spots on the glasses or the silverware. The silverware is so shiny that depending on how it… Read More

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I found a neat website called Love Food Hate Waste.  If you’re anything like me, the thought of throwing away food makes you sick.  It would probably be more efficient to take 25% of the groceries I buy and throw them in the trash immediately.  It would save me the time and energy of thawing… Read More

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Natural Sweeteners

Honey

After reviewing my last entry I realized that my writing style had taken on the same style of the American news media. American news media tends to go for blood and gore. The glass is half empty rather than half full. If it bleeds it leads. My last post on high fructose corn syrup was… Read More

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Save the Ducks

I was in the middle of preparing dinner and realized that I needed more mayo for the meal. I asked my daughter to get me a jar from the pantry. She pulled out three jars of mayonnaise, which were all attached by a three-ringed hard plastic holder that was inserted around the necks of the… Read More

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