Preserving the Blueberry Days of Summer

Blueberries – By Robert Frost (excerpt) Blueberries as big as the end of your thumb. Real sky-blue, and heavy and ready to drum. In the cavernous pail of the first one to come! And all ripe together, not some of them green. And some of them ripe! You ought to have seen. My home bushes […]

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Did Somebody Call a Plumber? To fix a slow draining front-loader…

DON’T! I’d call a plumber if it’s a bachelorette party (bow–chicka–wow–wow), but not if your washer is a bit sluggish in the draining department. It’s a quick fix-a bit like a box of chocolates and eating a Tootsie Pop, all in one. SITUATION: You know that aggravating feeling when it says 1 minute remaining on […]

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What does Scoby Scoby Do? An overview of the mother behind kombucha

SCOBY is an acronym for symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, but is also lovingly known as a mother or mushroom. SCOBY’s are the cultures responsible for turning sweet tea into a vat of good-for-you substances – labeled as kombucha. Want to know more about kombucha? Consume my Champagne of Life post, among other great […]

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Who threw the spices out? Who? Who? Who-oo?

No, not an owl nor the Baha men. I did, all part of the cleaning trend and motivation (read lit a fire) in the Kitchen Counter Cooking School. Once again, the author reminded me of things I know and treasure. This time it is don’t keep around old spices (Old Spice, is ok) and buying […]

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Baking Bread Together

Nothing beats the smell of fresh baked bread, nor the taste and crusty crust right out of the oven. In the BeHi Hood there is a tasty bakery who fires up their ovens every morning. You can smell it when out for a walk. Not quite as intoxicating, and no where nears as preserved, as […]

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How to load the dishwasher & thoughts on potty training from a non-mom

Flying on airplanes, apparently like staying at a Holiday Inn Express, makes you smart…… On a recent Southwest flight, I was perusing their April inflight magazine, Spirit, and stumbled across a catchy statistic. Did you know that 41% of couples squabble over how to load the dishwasher? Why no, I didn’t know that. But I […]

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