Say Goodbye to Summer and Have Fun Doing It!
Say Goodbye to Summer and Have Fun Doing It!
I know it seems hard to believe but summer is coming to a close. The long, hot, lazy days have already gone bye bye for many people and the cooler temperatures are taking over more and more frequently. Autumn is arriving and even though that is exciting, have you said good bye to summer?
If you have ever tried a Magic Eraser Sponge, I bet you were amazed. I know I was. At our old house (before we moved to our homestead) we had a shower enclosure in the second bathroom. The bottom of it was always dirty from my husband showering after work. He is a diesel mechanic and many times he arrives home quite black, and it seems that most of that black ends up on the shower floor. I tried so many things to clean it and it just took old fashioned elbow grease to scour it off. The older it got, the harder it became to get clean. That is, until I tried a Magic Eraser!
There is at least another month of grilling time left this summer. Have you felt your grill skills have been a bit lackluster so far this season? Do you feel that other grillers know tips and tricks that you are not privy to? Then you have come to the right place. Below are some grilling tips guaranteed to put you on the road to being the neighborhood grillmaster!
Fall is my favorite time of the year for crafts. I know its not really fall yet, but I can wish, can't I? I can also get an early start in making some end of the summer and autumn projects. Nature is just full of things that are great to use for crafts like pine cones, branches, leaves, pussy willows and my personal favorite: corn husks.
Last week I made my first of the season salsa. I like my salsa in a kind of unusual way: smooth, but thick. My husband and I do not like raw tomatoes, so we really prefer that our salsa not have big chunks of tomatoes in it. Because of this, I have made my own
recipe for smooth and thick salsa. It has extra tomatoes, is cooked and then blended. These three things make it the perfect consistency for us. I wanted to share it, in case there are others out there that also prefer a smooth and thick consistency in their
salsa. This is how you make it!
Gathering your own seeds is a great way to save money, and to have fresh, viable seeds to plant every year in your garden. Collecting tomato seeds is really easy to do, and it is a great way to make use of those tomatoes that are split or damaged that you would not want to eat. Here's how to do it.
With the 4th of July right around the corner, this is a subject that many people will find useful! Outside barbecues, pool parties, picnics and outdoor sports all will cause people to be out in the sun longer than they normally are. Many people will use common sense and make sure to generously apply sunscreen, but even then it can be washed off by sweat, or watered down by swimming, leaving part or all of your skin open to the burning rays of the sun. Some, of course, will not wear sunscreen at all, so they are doubly susceptible to getting sunburn. Ouch!
A Delicious Chilled Salad for Summer Meals
If you garden like I do, you have an abundance of fresh vegetables in the summer months. I have so many that I keep a separate folder of recipes just for vegetable recipes that are great cold summer meals. This cauliflower salad recipe is one of my favorites. You can make it as a side, or as the main dish. It's easy to make and extremely inexpensive if you have a vegetable garden!
Hard to believe it's been 9 weeks since we bought our meat chicks. In that time they went from chicks to teenagers to adults ready to harvest. It really was unbelievable how quickly they grew up, so much faster than the laying hen chicks we bought at the same time. I would say the rate at which the meat birds grew was almost double to the rate of the laying hens, on the same food. They also ate a lot more! I noticed the meat birds didn't really do much of anything other than eat and roost.
Well, this is Memorial weekend. Most people have Monday off work, so it is the perfect time for a cookout. But cookouts are so common, what can you do to make yours different and special? Make it a Mexican fiesta! Everyone loves Mexican food, but instead of doing the same old tired taco/burrito menu, make traditional cookout food but with a Mexican flair! Here's some great recipes to make your fiesta cookout the most memorable ever!
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