Friday, December 19, 2008

Taking a break

No more new posts until after the New Year. Happy holidays... see you next year. :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Squeaky clean face

Baking soda, again. Make a lather or use your favorite face cleansing cream, then add a half teaspoon of baking soda and mix it in well. Clean your face with this and rinse well. Your skin will be super clean, but won't feel dry like some exfoliators make it.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Save potatoes

When you have potatoes that are not keeping well, save them by partially cooking and then freezing. This works especially well with fries. Cut and bake on a cookie sheet at 400 degrees for about half the cooking time it takes. Or boil, mash and season, then freeze in meal size portions.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Keep your feet dry

Cold and snow and wet weather! Winter is upon us and if you're boots leak or you don't have anything waterproof, here's a cheap way to survive: Put on your socks, slip your feet into bread sacks (double if they're thin) and put on your shoes or boots. Your feet will stay dry.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Winter snacks

Are you still eating winter squash from the garden? Besides saving a few seeds to plant next year, save the seeds for snacks! They're all edible; just make them like pumpkin seeds. Clean and soak overnight in salt water, then roast at 250 to 300 degrees until done lightly toasted, two to three hours.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Potato starch

Make your own potato starch for soup recipes by boiling a potato in water to cover. Keep cooking it until the water becomes very cloudy, drain and use this for a soup base.