Waste Not

| April 6, 2010

Two quick ideas for using up often wasted foods: 1. Stale bread or bread heels… tear them up into a bowl, and sprinkle cheese on top. Drizzle water over it, and season to taste. (I like a tiny bit of a salty seasoning like french fry seasoning, and a handful of minced onion.) Optionally, add […]

Growing Onions

| June 16, 2009

I’m a big fan of gardening for increased self-sufficiency. One of my favorite things to grow is something that provides food without costing anything extra. Green onions are perfect. You buy green onions anyway, right? Next time you buy them, use only the green parts and then take the white bulb parts and bury it […]

Permanent Marker on Computer Monitor

| December 18, 2008

What do you do when you realize that a Monkeytot has written on your LCD (or other kind of) screen with permanent marker? You ask Artgal. And Artgal promptly tells you to use a dry erase marker to clean it. And it works. One caution: use Heloise’s advice, and wipe into the mark, not out […]

Healthier Coffee

| November 19, 2008

If you want a quick and easy way to less guilty coffee, consider switching from half and half to evaporated milk. It contains about the same number of calories, but is much lower in fat. You will be surprised at how creamy it is, and it is more nutritious. Plus, for those on a budget, […]

Another use for old socks

| November 5, 2008

I just can’t bring myself to throw away old socks. I’m sure that the moment the trash collector comes, the partner will turn up, even though I haven’t been able to wear the pair for two years because I’m not sure there is a partner. Enter the pony tail holder. I keep running out of […]

Whiteboard Idea

| October 31, 2008

I get these bees in my bonnet. When we’re lucky, they’re inexpensive or they pass. Today, it’s a moneysaving idea, and I’m looking forward to implementing it as soon as I get a chance to get out of the house. It’s a personal whiteboard for each kid old enough to read. If you homeschool, you […]