Category Archives: Jan 2016

January Goals – :{

On My…… I didn’t do very well on my January goals.  Maybe a few will have to spill over to February. A nasty bout of lingering bronchitis brought things to a screeching halt for the second half of the month. … Continue reading

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A Weekend in January

This weekend was a nice lazy one.  A little shopping (groceries), a little cleaning, a little cooking (creme fraiche, butter, yogurt, granola and pilaf), a little napping …….. I cleaned out a couple of cabinets in the kitchen.  I started some … Continue reading

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Preparing for Emergencies – Lighting

We are in pretty good shape for emergency lighting.  We lost our power on New Year’s Day, a few times.  When I woke up at 5am it was really dark, really dark.  I snuck downstairs to turn on a few … Continue reading

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20 Weeks of Food Storage – Week 2 – Sauce

This week $15.00 – – – Total spent $15.00 This was one of those weeks that I decided to start bulking up the pantry for emergencies, went to the grocery for one thing, and found a great deal on something … Continue reading

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Forgotten Skills – sourdough and butter

This afternoon I started a new sourdough culture, signed up for an online bagel class and cultured a quart of cream for butter…… I was gifted a dry San Francisco sourdough starter from a very nice man that lives near-by. … Continue reading

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Make-Ahead Scottish Oatmeal

Make on Sunday night and store in the refrigerator.  Just add a little water to reheat in the microwave, add some toppings and go. Ingredients 3c Water 0.5 t Salt 1c Bob’s Red Mill Scottish Oatmeal 0.5 t Cinnamon 2 T Real … Continue reading

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January goals for 2016

A while back on a forum I belong to there was a monthly post with some of the things below. At the end of January I would like to be able to say………. I baked: a great batch of scones … Continue reading

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