Category Archives: Food & Water

Ketchup Bottle for Pancake Batter

Ketchup Bottle for Pancake Batter

Here is another quick pinterest tip (It works great for special heart shaped valentine pancakes, or even more special W.T. pancakes for the good little boy in your life…
If you clean out an old ketchup bottle and fill it with a thin (but not watery) pancake batter, you can squeeze out precise amounts or add artistic flair without making a mess.
At my house, I typically make a mess as I use a measuring cup to scoop the batter out of the bowl and drip globs of batter throughout the kitchen. (Which reduces the hubby points for making weekend breakfast to less that zero). Continue reading

Wood Chip Mulch

Wood Chip Mulch

1One of the things I like best about running this website is all the cool people I get to talk to and learn from. The other day I was talking with YouTube personality Katzcradul and she informed me about Paul Gautschi and his wonderful film Back to Eden. I won’t go into detail here (except to say you really ought to watch the film), but I did learn about the importance of mulch, and decided to follow his method this year. Continue reading

Chalkboard Mason Jar Lids

Chalkboard Mason Jar Lids

Today’s tip comes from pinterest, and while it was designed for spices, it can work in the garage for nuts and bolts, or the reloading bench for small parts like shell holders.

Simply take a baby food jar (or any other size you want), and paint the lid with chalkboard paint. You can then write whatever is in the jar on the lid.

If used with spices, you can then easily store in a drawer beside the stove, rather than above the stove where the heat makes for a reduced lifespan of the spices. Continue reading

Braided Spaghetti Bread

Braided Spaghetti Bread

DSCN1088One (the) reason I am not good at either baking or gardening is that I try to run before I learned to walk.

I always want to try new and novel things before I get really good at the simple – well, that may be true, and I try to work on it – but every once in a while I find some neat recipe (or plant) that I manage to knock out of the park – which gives me enough confidence (hubris) to keep pushing the envelope…

This recipe is one of them, but I have to warn you – it is carb loaded… But since it is dead simple and really good I think it is worth it.

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