Dirty oven? Clean it up!

I do not enjoy cleaning my oven, including the self-cleaning kiln/incinerator function. It is just so wasteful and kind of creepy. I also find the spray oven cleaner in a scary, toxic iron lung sort of way. In the same issue that inspired the closet overhaul (see Coming out of the Closet), MS mentioned cleaning […]

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Spring Cleaning – Coming out of the Closet

The April Martha Stewart Living magazine proposed an approach to cleaning out a clothes closet. Much like my place of employment’s lean methodology, the goal is to sort, simplify, standardize and sweep (the 5S’s). Looking for some motivation to overhaul the closet and a need to find a particular black tank top, I gave it […]

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Of Hashtags & Hashbrowns – Pommes de Terre Dauphinoise (Potatoes Baked w/Cheese) & Onion Biscuit Squares

Tweeterpated, twitterish, tweetastic, twitterific, tweepstakes….. For the longest time, I avoided Twitter, basically because I had no desire to follow #bieber, #littlemonsters and felt silly to even think about publically typing something like #LesNipplerables. Besides, it was the darts in the dress people. What changed? Two things 1) wanting to grow my Facebook, blog and […]

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Promoting culture: homemade yogurt

Promoting culture (yogurt) at home – who can argue with supporting and spreading culture? After making my own yogurt at home, I’m going with .. no one.  Seeing articles in a few of my magazines and a natural progression after canning (jam is the gateway can?), I went ahead and cultured my own yogurt. It […]

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