Category Archives: Food & Drink

Five Home Purchases We Never Regretted

Please pay for your purchases and get out. And come again! – Apu It’s still unseasonably cold here–just stupidly cold for November–and I’ve never been more thankful for our super-thick goose-down duvet. If this duvet is anything to go by, … Continue reading

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Easy Yum: Strawberry-Rum Jam

Your jelly stays right in the middle, where it’s supposed to. I don’t know how you do it, you’ve just got a gift I guess.  – Homer Simpson The underlying secret to keeping jelly (or jam) in the middle is … Continue reading

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Our Quartz

Earlier this year, we installed quartz kitchen counters. We chose a low-contrast white “Riverstone” quartz offered through Menards. While all the fabrication is done for you, you have to provide and confirm measurements, then pick up and install the countertops. … Continue reading

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Strawberry Fields

We’re going to be in a pie! – Ralph Wiggum We only have about a quarter of the lawn left that we had when we bought the house, and I’ve got my eye on the rest. We’ve replaced it with … Continue reading

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Hops on Top

Well, dang blast it! – Grave digger We are fortunate to live on a great block that includes a pack of children ranging from about six to eleven. Today, a kid’s toy was caught in a tree next door, and … Continue reading

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DIY Instagram Coasters

Today, we are so happy to host Christine and Jan from Little House on the Corner, one of our favorite DIY blogs. Please jump over to check them out–they are prolific and terrific!  – Stacey & Kevin Hi Guys, it’s Christine … Continue reading

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Anglo-American House of Pancakes

Back up a bit now. When are the pancakes coming in the mail? – Homer Simpson Yesterday was Pancake Day in England, and Chez D’oh. Shrove Tuesday is better known in much of the world as a last-ditch party before … Continue reading

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Got Wine? Got a Printer? You’ve Got a Gift!

Homer: Remember when I took that home wine-making course and forgot how to drive?  Marge: That’s because you were drunk! – The Simpsons Luckily, our shopping is done, but there have been many years where we were stuck for a gift … Continue reading

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Advice to a Novice Canner

 Ok, roll film…tip the acid vats…aaaaand action! – Director of Fallout Boy I recently canned beets (UK: beetroot), a job that wins first prize in the category “Incredibly Messy Kitchen Event.” The kitchen ends up looking like a scene from … Continue reading

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Glassy Garden

Usually it’s just soup for one, salad for one, wine for three. – Edna Krabappel I’ve been assiduously saving cobalt and green wine bottles so I could have a bottle tree this year. Time got away from me and I … Continue reading

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