Our area sees a lot of power outages. Maybe more in another post about longer-term thoughts on dealing with them, but in this post, FOOD! During our last outage, I realized how much it mattered to be able to make a tasty, familiar meal at home. I tried a camping meal I had around, andContinue reading “Freeze-dried meal recipes”
Where has this been all my life?? If you’ve ever wondered “how many tomatoes are in a quart of chopped tomatoes?” or “how many peppers do I need to to get three cups of chopped peppers?” this site can help: http://www.howmuchisin.com/produce_converters/ There’s also a chart from the Old Farmer’s Almanac, which also includes pound conversions:Continue reading “Vegetable quantity converter”
So…if I were to teach a free online course about procuring and preparing locally-sourced foods, open to the entire world (so you’d also get to see what local food looks like in London and Delhi and Caracas), would you be interested in taking the class? It would be as much about community as the particularContinue reading “MOOC musings”
For the next 4 weeks Week 1 • Sushi • Salmon burgers and salad • Out? Prep for Thurs. dinner with colleagues • Pork loin, pasta, grilled veg • Pizza • Pot roast Week 2 • Sushi • Fried rice • Roast chicken • BBQ chicken, slaw, buns or cornbread • Pizza • Salsa fry-upContinue reading “This month’s menu”
Usually, I can’t get water to actually boil on the stove – but I found if I stoke the fire and get a full load of wood crackling, I can actually get a full, rolling boil on the soapstone stove. Fwiw, I’ve also found that a lot of the cooking I do doesn’t actually needContinue reading “Boiling water on a Hearthstone stove”
firstFenSnow, a photo by espring4224 on Flickr. This morning was the first snow we’ve seen in the new house!
So, this passive solar home had a lot of features that were good in theory but need some changes in practice. The rock pile is the main one. Theory: The rock pile is supposed to gather solar heat during the day and vent it into the living room (via floor vents) at night. There areContinue reading “What’s not working…yet”
Some foods store better than others. What foods do you think are so awful in any preserved form that you’ll only eat them fresh?
All in great shape – just getting ruthless with emptying the closets. Women’s shoes and boots – generally around size 7, though the Sorels are an 8 (too big for me) A roll-away bed An ashiko hand drum A Smile Time Angel doll A small exercise ball Snorkeling gear – two full sets with wetContinue reading “Selling a bunch of stuff on Craigslist”