Fashionable Insanity

2017-07-13
Fashionable Insanity
I recently visited a pioneer house, turned into a little musuem. Along with hand made furniture, wagons and farm tools there was a display of women'ts dresses.  . My tour group, clad in jeans and t-shirts, shared a collective sense of disbelief at the tiny proportions of these heavily layered garm... Read More

Weaponized Vegetables

2017-06-12
Weaponized Vegetables
My kitchen is a graveyard of dead veggies. Bin and bags of carrot tops, potato peels, cantelope rinds, slimey lettuce, shrivveled oranges and brown apples cover the counters. It’s starting to get kind of gross. Good thing I have a Bokashi Composting Bucket According to the Planet Natural Reasear... Read More

Squirmy and Smelly

2017-03-14
Squirmy and Smelly
Look at all this stuff! Banana peels and cauliflower cores and pepper seeds and damp teabags... It all needs to go somewhere, but I can't bring myself to dump it all in the trash, the same trash as the junk mail and used kitty litter. Somehow, the idea has gotten lodged in my brain that organic mat... Read More

Flugar

2016-10-18
Flugar
  This is my grandmother's cookbook - the classic of southern cooking, Mrs. Dull's. Holding it brings back my grandmother's voice, her dusty apron, the green beans and potatoes simmered on the stove while corn pone toasted in the oven. The food she made was always wonderful, and every meal was fi... Read More

Aloe Magic

2016-10-01
Aloe Magic
I read long ago that aloe juice was good for the skin and especially burns. Ho hum - there are so many claims for healing this and that - I never paid attention. Then, I got burned. I'm not even sure how it happened. I lifted the lid off some steaming vegetables and yikes - a blast of hot steam bl... Read More
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