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    A breakfast, not a dinner. Took this camping...

    A breakfast, not a dinner. Took this camping with us.

    Breakfast or Dessert Pies
    Makes 3, 4" mini pies
    In food processor, process about 8 dates until well chopped. Add a heaping handful of...
  2. Itchy bites - straight vinegar (as long as they...

    Itchy bites - straight vinegar (as long as they have not been scratched open!). Learned this from my German grandmother. This works great in the initial very-itchy stage.
    We also use the baking...
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    I concur on leaving the mulch. Here, things are...

    I concur on leaving the mulch. Here, things are covered with snow for 6 months anyway, so that's how I console myself to wait to change things that I don't particularly like!
  4. Here are things that have happened to my garden...

    Here are things that have happened to my garden here in MN over the past 10 years:
    - raccoons took a bite out of every green tomato on the vine and left them hanging there. (This didn't happen...
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    Frugal gardening

    A couple of years ago when we had some construction on our property I had the soil that would have otherwise been hauled away dumped in a pile in a shady, little-used area that is not visible from...
  6. I've started another box for donations and it's...

    I've started another box for donations and it's mostly full already. Started decluttering craft stuff. Giving away stuff that we've tried but don't especially enjoy more than most of our other...
  7. After our big trip in May I tackled many...

    After our big trip in May I tackled many organizational projects that did not get done during my usual cleaning time, which is winter, because I was buried in course work for the classes I was...
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    None. I will occasionally watch a movie with DH...

    None. I will occasionally watch a movie with DH (maybe once/month at most), but I have to have a book or some knitting at the same time. I can't just sit there and watch the screen.
  9. Thread: Ticks

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    CathyA, DD was unfortunately misdiagnosed when...

    CathyA, DD was unfortunately misdiagnosed when the rash first appeared. We had just arrived in another state to visit relatives - a state in which Lyme is very uncommon. I had never seen the rash...
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    bae's church looks good to me. We go to a...

    bae's church looks good to me.

    We go to a small UU fellowship that has no minister. We love the community and the un-churchiness. By that I mean that there is no dogma and everyone is free to be...
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    I've been simplifying things to accommodate my...

    I've been simplifying things to accommodate my new life as a student. Dropped several volunteer activities. One of them I strongly resisted dropping, but after I did it was such a huge relief... I...
  12. Thread: Ticks

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    MPR reported that this would be a bad season for...

    MPR reported that this would be a bad season for ticks because they were protected under the thick blanket of snow all winter here in Minnesota.

    My daughter had Lyme last summer and we don't want...
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    Timely discussion as we'll be packing soon too...

    Timely discussion as we'll be packing soon too for a longer trip.
    I've never had an empty water bottle taken by security. We have traveled w/ both stainless and plastic. Will probably go with...
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    For shade, impatiens or begonias will flower...

    For shade, impatiens or begonias will flower well... you could add some ornamental green vining plants for contrast. variegated vinca (periwinkle) is nice, does great in shade, and will overwinter...
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    nasturtiums are good in nutrient-poor soil (which...

    nasturtiums are good in nutrient-poor soil (which a window box will be after a while) and they are drought-tolerant. same for portulaca.
    ivy geraniums are very pretty in window boxes, but may not...
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    We drive old cars, we live in a small house, we...

    We drive old cars, we live in a small house, we eat at home almost 100% of the time (and I pack lunches for all 3 of us every day). No tv subscriptions, cheap phones.
    We DO travel.

    Spending...
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    You're not alone. I don't feel obligated to...

    You're not alone.
    I don't feel obligated to answer the phone, either.
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    Fresh produce is what fills our cart on every...

    Fresh produce is what fills our cart on every trip there: organic lettuce, carrots, avocadoes, apples, bananas, pears, kiwi, organic strawberries when in season. Sometimes mushrooms, asparagus,...
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    I like to make vegan salads for potlucks. They...

    I like to make vegan salads for potlucks. They are delicious and very satisfying, and there is no need to worry about keeping hot. Some of my favorites:
    - wild rice, celery, apple, carrot, bell...
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    If you just want a portable snack, take a small...

    If you just want a portable snack, take a small container or bag and fill it with mixed nuts/seeds and dried fruit. Add coconut, chocolate chips, or homemade granola if desired. Easy, no cooking,...
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    vagus nerve?

    vagus nerve?
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    Recent meals cauliflower bisque and...

    Recent meals
    cauliflower bisque and quinoa-asparagus salad
    rosemary-garlic chicken and green beans
    spinach-tofu enchiladas with green chile sauce
    curried rice salad
    gumbo with chicken, ham, okra...
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    Great that things are working out. It just...

    Great that things are working out. It just occurred to me that you started a new garden and then had back pain. Is it possible that overwork in the garden (bending, digging, lifting) triggered the...
  24. The most important thing to me is peace and quiet...

    The most important thing to me is peace and quiet outside. We always check out the yard first. If I can hear traffic or if a neighbor has a super-annoying dog, we look elsewhere. Yeah, the dog...
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    Colds can turn into a vicious cycle for me if I'm...

    Colds can turn into a vicious cycle for me if I'm not alert to remembering that this happens: the constant post-nasal drip makes me swallow more often. More swallowing means swallowing more air,...
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