Did your washing machine kick the bucket and you need all your cash for the new one? Or maybe you don’t want to haul a bunch of rowdy kids and all their laundry out in public (been there, not done that!). Maybe you live in an apartment and are tired of feeding quarters to the […]
Did you know that you can make your own sour cream? I recently discovered that making sour cream is SO EASY! All it takes is cream, and something to culture it with. You can make sour cream using raw vinegar with the mother, milk kefir, yogurt, or even buttermilk!
Making chili powder seemed mysterious to me until I did a little research. Then I realized it’s as easy as it sounds essentially all you have to do is grind the chilies into a powder. Genius! Chili. Powder. You could do it with a coffee grinder, a mortar and pestal, and probably a food processor, […]
Farm fresh, hard boiled eggs have a reputation for being difficult to peel. If you need pretty hard boiled eggs and don’t want to wait for them to age, try steaming them instead!
Sometimes it seems like there’s only two options, buy the not-so-eco-friendly cleaning supplies, or put a lot of time and effort into creating your own. I’ve never been one for meticulous grating bits of soap into a pot on the stove, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t more ecological options out there. It’s a good […]
Last year my family belonged to a CSA where we would get heirloom tomatoes. These tomatoes were grown just a couple miles from our house, and were delicious, so I decided to save the seeds for this year. Tomatoes self pollinate, so it’s easy to save seeds even if you don’t grow the plant in […]