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Pickled Beets and Slow-Cooker Steamed Greens

Pickled Beets and Slow-Cooker Steamed Greens

Two weeks I picked a few of my favorite beets for the county fair.  They were the perfect size for showing- about 1 1/2″ in diameter or the size of a ping-pong ball.  I let them grow a little bigger and picked the rest today. My parents never had to...

Project Write-up: Simple Cotton Cafe Curtains

Project Write-up: Simple Cotton Cafe Curtains

GoalsAfter three months in our new home with quilts for curtains, it was high time to get crafty.  I like the look of half-cafe curtains and the kitchen windows are at the perfect height for them.  We can enjoy privacy and natural light at the same time. My new curtains...

Bruce the Yellow Lab Puppy: Nine Weeks

Bruce the Yellow Lab Puppy: Nine Weeks

 Bruce is 9 weeks old! At his appointment today the vet confirmed our suspicions: He is going to be a big guy (30 lbs already), he is very feisty, and that we will have to work very hard to train him.  As Dr. Sprank said, labs can either be couch...

Meet Baby Bruce!

Meet Baby Bruce!

We’ve been driving everyone we love crazy for last two years, hemming and hawing over whether to add to our furry brood.  Yesterday we finally jumped in! This is little baby Bruce.  He is a 7-week-old yellow labrador retriever.  I say “yellow” but he’s actually Tony’s color.  Tony started out...

Rhubarb Shortcake: A Low-Fat Vegan Dessert Recipe

Rhubarb Shortcake: A Low-Fat Vegan Dessert Recipe

I recently discovered that rhubarb can grown in the shade.  Not wanting to waste valuable sunshine space, I moved my rhubarb to under the maple tree. To move the rhubarb I chopped all of the stalks back to just a few inches.  I dug up the entire plant: Complex root...

A Bridal Shower for Jen

A Bridal Shower for Jen

I can’t believe my little brother is getting married in less than a month!  He has been with his fiance, Jen, for more than three years, so I have gotten use to the idea.  But still… He’s my little brother! We had a shower today to welcome Jen to the...

My Ebay Auctions- Ending Soon!

My Ebay Auctions- Ending Soon!

The highlights of my Ebay auctions for the week, all ending tomorrow and Monday. I have been cutting some of my favorite vintage sheets into fat quarter collections.  I rip my fat quarters to guarantee a true cut and cut them to a generous size. I keep any damaged pieces...