We don't have any face masks at the house, so when patterns started popping up, I was interested. True, it they're only 50-70% effective, but that's better than nothing! I did sewing for a LARP my friends and I took part in, so I felt it was a project that fit my skill levels pretty … Continue reading Trials in Sewing Face Masks
We've had a lot of down time lately, so I cooked another batch of Bean and Bacon soup. The post where I cooked it last time with the recipe is here. I soaked three pounds of pinto beans: I knew how much space they would take up this time, so I didn't have escapees. This … Continue reading Meal Prep: Moar Bean and Bacon Soup
It's still a little cold outside, but I decided to start some green onions inside. I use the standard onion starts and just grow them tall enough to be a green onion. Then I cut them, toss the remaining start into my outside garden to grow or not, and I have fresh onions for cooking! … Continue reading Green Onions, Meet My Belly!
My closet garden (not to be confused with a Lady Garden) has sprouted plants in nearly every glow-in-the-dark pot now! Here's an overview: So exciting! They're so frail, these little seedlings, but I'm really excited they're growing at all! EVEN THE ROSEMARY SPROUTED. I can NEVER get Rosemary to grow, but here it is: I'm … Continue reading Green Growing Things!
We're all stuck in the house, and this is a great time to get some reading done. And, if you don't have anything in mind, I want to introduce you to my favorite Urban Fantasy author. E-books are your friend, my friend. So, meet Patricia Briggs. You can find her work here on her official … Continue reading Favorite Authors: Patricia Briggs
Continuing my meal preps for getting sick, I made Chicken and Rice Soup. This is deceptive - it's my own recipe, and has no actual chicken in it, only bouillon and chicken broth. It's very mild and good for upset stomach especially. Here it is simmering: Very straightforward. This is made for a 20+ cup … Continue reading Meal Prep: Chicken and Rice Soup + Recipe
I have all my seeds now, so it's time to start my plants! Last year I started in December, which was ridiculous and led to very leggy, frail plants.. Lesson learned! I used glow in the dark pots, of course. Here's where I sorted what would go into pots, and I set the rest aside … Continue reading Starting Moar Plants!
In preparation for getting sick with the Corona Virus, I did some meal prep. I made Bean and Bacon soup! From dry beans! And so much bacon! Here's the recipe I used. I tweaked it a little bit. I have a vegetable chopper, so I chopped all the veggies finely so that they won't be … Continue reading Meal Prep: Bean and Bacon Soup
When my brother was little, he was frequently sick with chest ailments that hospitalized him. A nurse finally told my mom about Chest Percussions, and this reduced the number of emergency visits significantly. Not only that, but these are good for chest colds you may have. Are they good for the Corona Virus? Possibly, but … Continue reading Sick? Chest Percussions Are Your Friend
I received my Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds catalog several months ago and ordered then, but it turned out I forgot to order any tomatoes! So, you KNOW what this lead to. I made another order! Here are the tomatoes I picked: I ordered three types of tomatoes and saved three glow-in-the-dark pots for them, but … Continue reading You Knew I Couldn’t Resist: Baker Creek Seed Order #2!