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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. ...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  11. 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...
  14. 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.
  15. 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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    I've been going through the house all summer and...

    I've been going through the house all summer and cleaning and decluttering to get ready for fall semester when my schedule of classes and tutoring picks up again. I'm feeling great about my progress...
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    Go for it! I think you will find it very...

    Go for it! I think you will find it very freeing. And I agree... 40 isn't old (I was there a few years ago... it's just a number). I truly think you're only as old as you feel, and I stay active...
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    We have a basement closet pantry. It's probably...

    We have a basement closet pantry. It's probably about 50" x 24", so not far off from your dimensions. When we moved in, it was a 2-rod closet, and the higher rod is higher than usual for closets. ...
  19. Thread: Colanders

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    I also have strong feelings about colanders! ...

    I also have strong feelings about colanders! Must have feet that allow the water to drain. A colander that is bathed in water from the sink is gross.
    I agree that the mesh is harder to clean. I...
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    I've not had a regular DEXA scan before, but I...

    I've not had a regular DEXA scan before, but I had one of those heel scans a few years ago. It was alarmingly low given that I am still in my 40s! I did some brief research and it seems that those...
  21. Thread: Hello All

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    Welcome! I'm an engineer and spent 10 years in...

    Welcome!
    I'm an engineer and spent 10 years in the semiconductor industry in the Southwest before moving "home" to the upper Midwest (I grew up on the east coast... but this is my right place to...
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    Lots of good tips here! Energy and and water...

    Lots of good tips here! Energy and and water efficiency is always at the top of my list, too.
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    Glad you're back, Steve!

    Glad you're back, Steve!
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    I was 30 when I got married. DH and I paid for...

    I was 30 when I got married. DH and I paid for our entire wedding. His mother hosted a rehearsal dinner but we did not ask her to do that, and we would have paid for that if she had let us. ...
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    In family activities, I am the leader. DH is...

    In family activities, I am the leader. DH is fine with that most of the time. When we have a home repair project to do, it can be difficult because we both know the best way to solve the problem,...
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