For the second year in a row, the Mother Earth News Fair had me surrounded by people who get me.
Back when I was dancing, my life was hyper-organized. It had to be. I was working full-time and between training with Kurt and practicing on my own, I was dancing twenty hours a week. During my dancing career, each weekend day I prepared double-batches for dinner, measuring and freezing up the leftovers. Quickly I ended… Continue reading Do What Works
I was so excited to try my hand at making an aged cheese on January 2nd - my last day off before returning from the holidays. What a great way of starting the new year. I had already purchased all the remaining supplies I needed. I was raring to go. It was going well. I heated… Continue reading Trial Run
This past holiday season brought with it not only our new house, but I received some awesome kitchen implements. I've previously written about another culinary right tool for the job - which ended up being more of a miss ultimately. Hopefully these end up having more longevity. The gift I got from DH2U was the… Continue reading Right Tool
A little while back, there was a television commercial that portrays cable tv subscribers as settlers. My mind does not make the leap to where someone who has cable gives them a pioneer mentality – Yes, I know it is supposed to mean that they are completely behind the times, but self-sufficiency is not a negative… Continue reading Settling for Self Sufficiency
I am a sucker for kitchen gadgets: I've written about my sauerkraut maker (which has ultimately ended up molding more often than fermenting) and DH2U's grandma's food mill (a classic!). I thought I was over it ... until I saw an awesome price on something I'd been considering buying anyways - turning zucchini into "noodles". I… Continue reading Gadget Queen