Monthly Archives: August, 2011

Sweet Carrot Pickles

I’m sad to report that the giant carrots seem to be all gone now.  For two weekly visits in a row (last week and this week), I have been unable to find the giant carrots at the Farmer’s Market.   My son thinks they are freaks of nature, he has not been enjoying the über carrots. …

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Project Marriage….In the Bedroom. A trick and a treat.

Now, don’t go all dirty minded on me. Yes, I’m talking to you. For shame! This month’s challenge from the lovely Lori @ MommyFriend and Tina @ Life Without Pink  is (this is a direct quote) “We are challenging you all to make a change (big or small) in your bedroom.” I decided to play …

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Can it up! Pickles…a how to.

Canning is a wonderful way to keep summer fruits and vegetables for use in the winter. It’s an especially great thing to do if you are trying to live frugally and make use of in-season produce. My bloggy friend Allie of Forgotten Beast and I are going to be writing some very detailed, step by …

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Garden Gab, week 21….a cool down, a loss and a nursery rhyme

Mary Mary quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockle shells And pretty maids all in a row, And pretty maids all in a row. That’s how the nursery rhyme goes, however I was disturbed when I looked up the meaning of the rhyme. It’s about Queen Mary, torture and executions. …

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Thankfulness Thursday-Things to think about…

My sweet Sister-in-Love over at SomeGirl’s Website hosts”Thought-provoking Thursday”.  Sometimes I take part, usually I just lurk.  The articles that link are usually uplifting and (as the name states) thought-provoking. I am also linking up with Shell @ Things I can’t say~ for pour your heart out. I had an eye-opening experience this week.  It’s …

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Freezer cooking on a small scale…

When I say freezer cooking…you say? Eek! No way! You’re a crazy lady! Okay, maybe not, but I’m sure you’re not giddy. Freezer cooking to some sounds like a whole day, 30 meal affair. It does not have to be….. Don’t be scared, it’s not so bad. Freezer cooking does not have to take up …

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Shhhh…..Secret cupcakes.

Yesterday, I talked about my love of soup and/or cake when I’m feeling less than wonderful, I was not kidding. I made cupcakes for desert Monday night. Hee Hee. *twitch* *twitch* pardon the sugar high! *twitch* *twitch* Sugar high after a warm, hug in a cup. if having soup and cupcakes is wrong, I don’t …

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Meatless Monday: An altered soup recipe, for my love.

We had a lazy weekend.  I am recovering from a sinus infection and ear infection, so I am feeling a bit cruddy.  When I feel cruddy I usually want soup.  Soup or cake.  Cake….no 😦 soup.  It’s more filling and won’t cause a sugar high. I know, it’s summer…and I am posting soup recipes?  The …

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Garden Gab Week 20…Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!

The weather here is HOT, that’s not a shocker or a secret. Today is the 35th day in a row that the temperature is expected to hit 100 deg F or higher.  Today is expected to be 107 deg F.   In fact my entire 7 day outlook is 100 deg F or higher.  Meh. The …

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Things I’m loving Thursday……..

You all want to know what I love right?  The narcissist in me really wants you to say yes.  Since my narcissistic side is really small, I’m okay if you’re not on the edge of your seat, dying to know what I love.  The stubborn in me plans to tell you all about it, whether …

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