Posts Tagged ‘Buy’

Posted at November 8, 2011 by 0 Comment

Cumin, or DIY ground spices

Okay, seriously, who grinds their own spices? I mean, who that isn’t a famous chef with lots of spare time and a super picky palette? Not me — usually. But it just so happened that this past week we made a ...

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Tuesday Challenge: Window Screen Repair

  If this post had a subtitle it would be: Or, Should You Buy Those Little Tools That Won't Get Used After This One Project Is Over? In case you're wondering, a spline roller is just such a tool. A cheap tool ...

Posted at July 26, 2011 by 4 Comments
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3 Things To Definitely Buy (Not DIY)

Oh, I've wanted to write this post for a long time. Because as much as I believe ...

Posted at July 12, 2011 by 8 Comments
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Homemade Peanut Butter

Sigh. I had high hopes for homemade peanut butter. Really, I did. And I blame the Des Moines Downtown Farmer’s Market. There’s this vendor there that sells fresh veggies and also, over to one side, peanut butter and other nut butters: ...

Posted at June 28, 2011 by 8 Comments
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Cheez-Its

ReadyMade, the magazine (side note: Oh, Ready Made, how I miss you!), did a cheese cracker taste-off recently. They compared two types of commercial cheese crackers (Cheez-Its® totally included) and a homemade cracker, and compared them on price, taste and ...

Posted at May 31, 2011 by 2 Comments
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Eggs! (Or, Are Backyard Chickens Worth It?)

In May of 2009, I made the grave mistake of showing my husband an article about backyard chickening in Portland. I had either forgotten or had not yet realized how tenacious Rob is when he decides on a New Hobby, ...

Posted at May 17, 2011 by 6 Comments
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Closet Shelving

Rob and I share a closet. And not one of those grand, walk-in, almost-second-bedroom closets. ...

Posted at February 08, 2011 by 0 Comment
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Pretty Storage Boxes, Part Two

So, last week I attempted to make a storage box, wrapped in fabric, that was attractive and sew-free. I did that because a) I figured that not everyone has a sewing machine, and perhaps it would be more universal, ...

Posted at January 19, 2011 by 1 Comment
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Pretty Storage Boxes

So, walking through Target the other day, I got lost in the storage section. Does that ever happen to you? You wander in there, and before you know it, you’re thinking “Why, yes, I DO need 8 different shapes and ...

Posted at January 11, 2011 by 2 Comments
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Beef Jerky

You ever decide to try something new, and the whole adventure seems ill-fated from the start? Like, one thing after another just refuses to turn out right? Welcome, my friends, to… Challenge: Beef Jerky So, I wrote a draft of this blog ...

Posted at January 04, 2011 by 3 Comments
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