Category Archives: February 2012

A Busy Weekend

Saturday started with a bit of snow, nothing sticking, but any snow is pretty exciting in the Willamette Valley.  The kids had basketball games and district solo competitions in music so we ran around a lot until afternoon.   When we … Continue reading

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Our new Floor – We Love it

I finally finished the flooring in the master bathroom this afternoon.  It all started at least two years ago when we noticed a crack in the vinyl flooring just outside the shower.  Upon closer inspection we discovered that water had been … Continue reading

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Citrus-Coconut Granola

4 cups rolled oats 1 1/2 cups walnut pieces 1 cup shredded coconut 1/2 teaspoon salt zest of two oranges 1/3 cup butter 1/6 cup agave maple syrup 1/6 cup tangarine honey 1/3 cup of orange juice Preheat the oven … Continue reading

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Checking in on My February Goals

I made a great meal of: I want to to use the upright chicken roaster that I found at the thrift store. Okay, this I cannot seem to remember, so it’s being moved to March (spring break seems like a good … Continue reading

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Fantastic Oatmeal – What?

I’ve always been okay with eating oatmeal, but I’ve never loved it.  Today, I fell in love.  I followed the recipe at Kath Eats Real Food.  This is the creamiest, most flavorful and delicious oatmeal I have ever had. 1/2 … Continue reading

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The Breadmaker Sourdough Experiment – Day 3

Today I’m going to try the sourdough recipe with no additional yeast. 1 1/2 cup starter 1 1/3 cup warm water 2 t salt 5 cups all purpose flour I’ve gotta say – – – I didn’t love it.  The … Continue reading

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Food Storage on a budget – 2012

I keep thinking that I should get back to working on my food storage, but the couponing has not been terrific for me lately. Even over the holidays, that last year were fantastic for baking supplies, the deals were pretty … Continue reading

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A busy weekend – Feb 5

What a busy weekend for the kitchen……. On Saturday, I finally got everything together to make soap. Joe helped me so it made things a little less hectic.  We added the 172g of sodium hydroxide to the 450ml of goats … Continue reading

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February 2012 Goals

I made a great meal of: I want to to use the upright chicken roaster that I found at the thrift store.  2/5 Update:  Don’t put the chicken on the roaster in the refrigerator.  I’m guessing it will break in … Continue reading

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