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    Some friends and I had a cooking morning a few...

    Some friends and I had a cooking morning a few weekends ago and my family just ate the butternut squash soup that we made that day, which was waiting patiently in the freezer. I usually add...
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    I decided to simplify the meal routine a couple...

    I decided to simplify the meal routine a couple of months ago, with a template for the week. It has been helpful, but the most helpful thing is cooking extra and having meals in the freezer. Here's...
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    For about 10 years, I've been making a PDF that...

    For about 10 years, I've been making a PDF that has a few photo highlights of the year and a greeting. I don't do a big letter to everyone. I email the PDF to everyone and then I send handwritten...
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    Greens make everything better! And more...

    Greens make everything better! And more beautiful, also.
    The one way that I've found dandelion greens to be palatable is on pizza. ;)
  5. Thread: New England

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    I lived in VT for a year as a child. I...

    I lived in VT for a year as a child. I absolutely loved it. My 3rd grade class went hiking on a local mountain, the school had cross country skis for us to use at recess, and the woods behind our...
  6. Thread: I confess....

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    ooooh... strawberries and real whipped cream. ...

    ooooh... strawberries and real whipped cream. Must do that soon... picking strawberries from the garden now, a month late due to crazy weather!
  7. Regarding teaching teens to cook: I hosted...

    Regarding teaching teens to cook: I hosted several lunch "cooking parties" for my high school daughter last summer - she invited about 6 friends. They chose the recipes in advance and I got the...
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    I did not know this existed! What are these...

    I did not know this existed! What are these called?
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    Only 5 weeks to solstice? Ack! Spring has only...

    Only 5 weeks to solstice? Ack! Spring has only just started here - I don't want to think about the days getting shorter so soon!
    This book sounds interesting... I'm going to look at the library. ...
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    We've hiked at Copper Falls State Park - a...

    We've hiked at Copper Falls State Park - a beautiful place!
    Last summer DD and I were in the Finger Lakes region of NY. "It's not fair!" she said. "They have thousands of waterfalls and Minnesota...
  11. Thread: Babies!!!

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    I love to see all the spring babies! It's too...

    I love to see all the spring babies! It's too early for the ducklings and goslings here, but I expect to see them in the next two weeks.
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    Our freezer is in the garage, so I leave it off...

    Our freezer is in the garage, so I leave it off in the summer to save electricity (plus, in the summer we have the garden). We're still eating it down but I hope to turn it off and defrost in 3...
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    I've grown a couple varieties of the curly kind -...

    I've grown a couple varieties of the curly kind - that seems to be more winter-hardy, and will even survive the Minnesota winter if covered with leaves and snow. That makes for faster kale in the...
  14. Thread: 2019 Gardens

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    The snow has finally melted off half of my raised...

    The snow has finally melted off half of my raised beds. I hope to get some cold-tolerant veggies planted this weekend (since we have had accumulating snow into May on occasion).

    Last spring I...
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    I've been making a sour rye all winter, but my...

    I've been making a sour rye all winter, but my sour culture is not as active as one I had going a year or two ago. I think I'm going to try feeding it with half rye, half wheat. It does have...
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    I love good bread and make nearly all of the...

    I love good bread and make nearly all of the breads that we eat.
    Some favorites are rye sourdough, sourdough with nuts and fruit, whole wheat bread with oatmeal, rosemary focaccia, pizza and other...
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    I'll echo what Teacher Terry said. My focus...

    I'll echo what Teacher Terry said. My focus would be on small towns across Europe, plus Scandinavia and the UK. Lots of walking, including hiking the Black Forest.
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    I had to iron school uniforms when I was a kid....

    I had to iron school uniforms when I was a kid. Since then, it's been my goal to wear as few items that require ironing as possible. I iron occasionally for a special event or for sewing. My mom...
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    It is RAINING. My family loves to hear rain...

    It is RAINING. My family loves to hear rain after the many months of freezing temperatures... plus, the snow is finally melting!
  20. Thread: Nashville

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    The Tennessee River Valley, north of Nashville,...

    The Tennessee River Valley, north of Nashville, was one of the most scenic places I saw on a summer cross-country roadtrip.
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    I lived in Tucson for a while. Lots to do there -...

    I lived in Tucson for a while. Lots to do there - so much that you'll have to decide what you want to do before really making a plan. Some suggestions:
    For science buffs: University of AZ large...
  22. Bidding farewell to an extremely stressful...

    Bidding farewell to an extremely stressful engineering career to take a (much lower salaried) job that I love. This would not have been possible without the years of saving and developing frugal...
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    Note that stainless containers will not be...

    Note that stainless containers will not be leakproof if they accrue dents. Perhaps look for sturdy plastic containers at the thrift store? That wouldn't create a need for any new plastic in the...
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    I like mason jars, too. They're perfect for hot...

    I like mason jars, too. They're perfect for hot foods as they can go into the microwave, and are leak-proof, unlike my pyrex containers. I use the pint size for lunch servings.
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    I had a similar realization recently regarding...

    I had a similar realization recently regarding keeping the house somewhat in order... that if I could do some of the not-weekly chores, such as straightening particular kitchen cabinets or wiping off...
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