Kitchen

Cast iron skillet cleaning that will change your life

November 12, 2016

I love to use my cast iron skillets. They have been passed down throught the family. One even made a move from Kansas to California in the 40’s. I plan on passing these on to my daughters so they can continue to use them in their kitchen. But, caring them can be a chore….until I discovered this.

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Garden

Grass Clippings

November 5, 2016

We have a lawn in our yard. We water it and mow it regularly. Even during the drought we took care of our yard and we did’t let it dry out. I have been living in Souther California long enough to know the droughts don’t last forever. I didnt want to lose my lawn and have to pay the expence to replace it next year.

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Garden

Growing Nutritious Sweet Potatoes

October 15, 2016

We eat a lot of sweet potatoes. The are more nutritious than regular russet potatoes and are much more flavorful. “Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin A, vitamin B5, B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, and, due to their orange color, are high in carotenoids,” said San Diego-based nutritionist Laura Flores.

They are a better source for starchy carbs and are low in sodium. They have fewer calories that all white potatoes and they are very versatile.

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Garden

Apricots for the Future

October 8, 2016
Basket of Apricots

Quite a few years ago my husband planted an apricot seed in a pot. It was just from the grocery store produce we ate, nothing special. He had a vision. I didn’t realize he was a planner, yet he is the most patient man I know.

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Garden

Productive Beach Trip

July 5, 2016

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We have our family traditions and I am always trying to implement as may as I can so my children can have fond memories to look back on. They now have the opportunity to look forward to our yearly traditions.

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