Coupons 101

January 7, 2012

It seems to me that most people are hesitant to use coupons.  They either think it takes too much time or give off the impression they are stingy or poor.   Let me first off clear the misconception that it is embarrassing to use coupons – look at it as a challenge and I love the […]

Cumin 101

October 13, 2010

Throughout the world, cumin is second in popularity to black pepper.  It’s pungent flavor is a must in Asian, Indian, North African, Middle Eastern and Latin American cooking, most notably Brazil.  Cumin is a member of the parsley family.  Cumin seeds resemble caraway seeds in that they are oblong and ridged in shape as well […]

Collecting – Mercury Glass

February 26, 2009

  I have a large mercury glass collection. I became fascinated by a butler’s ball, which is a large mercury glass ball on a pedestal (all one piece) that was used on a mantel in earlier days so servants could view into an opposing room to see if their master needed anything without physically being […]

Bacon Tip

November 25, 2014

When you buy prepackaged bacon from the supermarket, remove it from it’s original packaging and wrap in parchment paper when you get home. This will remove a lot of the liquid and slimy texture normally associated with this. You will also find it fries up better too!

Majestic Pines 101

February 17, 2009

I live on Majestic Pines, and since I love botanicals I brought the two together. When I moved here, I thought it would be best to remove all the pine trees, but I have since come to love them after finding out so many fantastic things about them. The Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris in latin […]

Ironing 101 – cloth napkins

March 6, 2009

Now I know some people say ironing is a chore, I would tend to disagree. I find ironing to be relaxing and my perspective is it is all in how you do the task that makes a difference in how you perceive it. I recently entertained for forty people and decided I would show you […]