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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...
  3. 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.
  4. 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. ...
  8. 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...
  10. 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,...
  15. I'm working on it. Each summer (and they're...

    I'm working on it.
    Each summer (and they're short here!) I try to take over part of the yard from lawn and the inevitable creeping Charlie and other weeds. This year I've made a great deal of...
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    I've made this recipe multiple times and everyone...

    I've made this recipe multiple times and everyone seems to like it.
    http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=896926

    I've used pinto and kidney beans, but the person who posted...
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    I need a large amount of alone time. When...

    I need a large amount of alone time. When everyone is home I can get it by working in my garden or going for a walk or bike ride. I maintain a very early waking schedule, which helps... I'm a...
  18. The Southwest in winter is lovely. Bisbee and...

    The Southwest in winter is lovely. Bisbee and Prescott, AZ, are nice small cities. Sedona is beautiful - stunning, really - but probably colder than you'd like that time of year... also has really...
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    It was a great year for black raspberries, and my...

    It was a great year for black raspberries, and my gooseberries are nearly ripe. I made some black raspberry/red currant jam, and froze a bunch of berries to combine with the gooseberries in another...
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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...
  21. 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!
  23. 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...
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    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...
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