Tomorrow night, a great old band, English Beat, will play live in my hometown of Denver. I don’t think I’ll be there, but I’ve had this song in my head. Here’s a hint — the photo at right is about remedying a slip-up. I rent a shared office part-time. Usually, I bring my own coffee from home in the morning, in a nice stainless steel mug that my husband orphaned.
Denver’s city compost program continues, and how to get started with composting.
This is a super-awesome blog post about tapping a maple tree in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood — ooh la la! Anyone have a maple tree in their back yard?
Homemade curry powder is good. Curried egg salad is even better.
And let’s finish up a week of wrap-ups with some financial and savings blog posts:
Let’s continue wrap-up this week! I don’t know about you, but everything is so gray and cold around here that I did a double take when I saw this tulip photo in my online album. Really? Those grow in MY garden? They will be back in just a few months? Whoo hoo!! So this selection of links is garden-themed. If you’re like our household (especially Mr. Cheap and Mlle. Cheap), the winter weather has you poring over garden catalogs. Mlle. Cheap has requested a garden of her own this year (after all, she’ll be 9 years old!) and has lofty plans. Cardoons, anyone?
Things are busy around here, and I continue to have some issues with auto-publishing — so here’s a post I meant to have out last week, better late than never! This week, I loved these blog posts – hope you will too!
As you might know, a very famous coffee chain makes a popular fall and winter beverage called the pumpkin spice latte (let’s give them a little nickname … PSL for short). I admit that I’m among those who rush out each fall and suck down the spicy, sugary goodness. In fact, a conservative estimate would put my PSL spending this fall alone, starting as soon as it was launched in September, at $40 or more. Often, buying designer coffees is my main cash outlay, so I don’t really mind if I spend $4 or $5 a pop on them, but I do try to frequent independent coffee shops. Sadly, the PSL lures me in to the chain again and again, so that I forget what my favorite stores even look like — not to mention the calories and sugar (with nonfat milk, 260 calories and 48 GRAMS OF SUGAR!, and […]
Homemade anisette, complete with non-fatal user error
12 Days of Christmas: In the root cellars …
This year I’m celebrating the holidays with a “12 Days of Christmas” series on the abundances of our kitchen and garden. Share your experiences, too, and happy holidays! On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me … 8 oranges’ peels, candied 7 dozen pounds of pork … and fat to render 6 farm-fresh eggs, 5 daikon pickled for banh mi, 4-some gallons of beer, 3 quarts of applesauce, 2 half-gallons of sauerkraut, and 1 quart of yogurt, homemade.
Every banh mi is better with pickles.
Homebrewing your own beer takes us to the 4th day of Christmas abundance.
12 Days of Christmas: Homemade applesauce
12 Days of Christmas: Sauerkraut
12 Days of Christmas: Homemade yogurt
We’ve come to the last week of our weekend winterizing challenge! For this week’s post, I dug deep into my home’s winterizing challenges to stop the chill breezes from blowing in our house. The leaky mail slot
How to be your own chai wallah …
This afternoon and evening, I’ve gained my 15 minutes of fame with Denver’s Channel 9 television. My daughter and I participated in a local reporter’s story about shopping healthy — and on a budget — in these tough economic times. You can find the story and video at KUSA-TV’s Web site here. If you’ve found my blog from that story, welcome! You might be interested in a few previous posts that I mentioned in my full interview with Channel 9.
I’ve meant to make my own mayonnaise for some time, but it took something of a crisis to drive me to it.