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    Mostly vegan. I eat occasional salmon and dairy....

    Mostly vegan. I eat occasional salmon and dairy.
    I use stovetop pressure cookers... last weekend, I had 2 going at once to cook up different batches of beans.
    I find that legumes that are...
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    I understand the avoidance of plastic for...

    I understand the avoidance of plastic for anything hot or that will need to be heated... and acidic foods such as tomato sauce, etc. For storage I also use glass. But for my salad that is kept...
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    I am somewhat mystified by the mason jar salad...

    I am somewhat mystified by the mason jar salad thing. I take salads for lunch everyday, but I pack them in plastic containers - either wide and flat, or a cube shape, roughly 4 cups. Much easier to...
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    I use dried fruit to sweeten jam from tart...

    I use dried fruit to sweeten jam from tart fruits, and I add sugar slowly and taste as I go. I use the low-sugar pectin and it will gel with no sugar, so a minimal amount is needed, just if the...
  5. Wishing you and your family all the best in this...

    Wishing you and your family all the best in this new phase!
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    Got a late start to the garden due to snow and...

    Got a late start to the garden due to snow and cold. But now my kale, spinach, lettuce, and peas are all up. I've started some tender plants in pots. My daffodils are smiling cheerily all over the...
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    steamed spinach finely chopped broccoli (lightly...

    steamed spinach
    finely chopped broccoli (lightly steamed)
    roasted mushrooms
    roasted eggplant
    salsa
    feta
    black beans
    taco-seasoned lentils
    fresh cilantro
    green onions
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    Cooks Illustrated says that a Dutch oven with a...

    Cooks Illustrated says that a Dutch oven with a heavy, tight-fitting lid can readily be substituted.
    http://www.cooksillustrated.com/equipment_reviews/966-tagines
    Kally, can you post the recipe?
  9. DH and I have been ordering prescription glasses...

    DH and I have been ordering prescription glasses (for nearsightedness, reading, progressives, and presc. sunglasses) online for years. Between the two of us we've probably ordered 20 pairs of...
  10. I was considering espalier for a south-facing...

    I was considering espalier for a south-facing wall of our house until I realized it would be a real hassle next time I needed to paint the siding.
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    My family did a full elimination diet almost 4...

    My family did a full elimination diet almost 4 years ago. It has permanently changed the way we eat. Although I was focused on a healthy diet before our experience, eliminating so many foods made...
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    love it! I "dust" about once/year. By then,...

    love it! I "dust" about once/year. By then, it's actually cleaning, not dusting.
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    I think I've read somewhere that a tbsp. or two...

    I think I've read somewhere that a tbsp. or two of corn syrup subbed for some of the sugar can create chewiness in lowfat cookies made without butter.

    If you compare the sugar content of corn...
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    I use turmeric regularly but like most healthful...

    I use turmeric regularly but like most healthful plant-based foods, know that it is overall effective as part of an anti-inflammatory lifestyle and that I'm not likely to feel any immediate effect. ...
  15. Late for the turkey recipe, but for future...

    Late for the turkey recipe, but for future reference: I always cook turkeys in a covered roasting pan, breast down. Just put onion/carrot/celery in the pan (no water), and season the turkey with...
  16. Thread: The Draggies

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    Big problem here too. I think I finally can...

    Big problem here too. I think I finally can mostly beat it after 10 years in MN. I keep the same sleep/wake times all year, though sometimes get up earlier in summer; morning light as soon as...
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    yes, check your extension website. When we moved...

    yes, check your extension website. When we moved to MN from AZ I had a lot to learn, but found the adjustment fairly easy once I knew when the changes of seasons were. More difficult than that was...
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    I never watch tv and only listen to the radio...

    I never watch tv and only listen to the radio intermittently when driving. I find the news to be highly stressful most of the time, largely because of the sensationlist way it is presented. I skim...
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    I use it as a visual search engine, and bookmark...

    I use it as a visual search engine, and bookmark things with it. Not all web pages - just those things that are faster to search visually... such as gardening, crafts, cooking. For instance, if I...
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    I like silk long underwear for everyday use in...

    I like silk long underwear for everyday use in winter (I live in a very cold climate). I can wear it indoors without sweating, and it eases the transition from inside to outside. If I will be...
  21. Thread: No 'Poo

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    I've tried several variations on the no-shampoo...

    I've tried several variations on the no-shampoo theme and none worked for me. Baking soda stripped my hair far more than shampoo does. What does work for me is simply using shampoo less often,...
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    I do heat things very often with our microwave,...

    I do heat things very often with our microwave, but I also find it an excellent location for proofing bread and putting prepped food where it is out of the possible reach of our cats!
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    Yes, in fact! I love my salad spinner! We eat...

    Yes, in fact! I love my salad spinner! We eat salad every day and I like to have it dry without using and having to wash lots of kitchen towels.

    Your post was the height of irony for me, Iris...
  24. Thread: Rye bread

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    Two books to recommend: Laurel's Kitchen Bread...

    Two books to recommend: Laurel's Kitchen Bread Book and Peter Reinhart's Whole Grain Breads.
  25. Thread: Schooling

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    Just begin. It will be a new environment and if...

    Just begin.
    It will be a new environment and if you end up choosing the 'wrong' program, you will discover the right path as you work your way through. That's what happened to me - in my first...
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