I've been reading lots of sewing books lately, and one common theme is to have a cutting station that's counter-height to ease back strain. This makes sense -- my back has been pretty achy from leaning over my desk to cut fabric. And my ironing board is rather wobbly and really un-fun to use, so I wanted… Continue reading Fabric cutting and ironing station (Ikea Hack)
We bought two cast iron skillets for camping a few years back, and I had basically relegated them to "not good enough for the kitchen", except for cooking homemade corn tortillas. But then I got a double-burner griddle which took over tortilla duty. During a kitchen deep-clean last week (which started with an oven window that was… Continue reading Seasoning the cast iron skillets
Sewing is one of those things I come back to every now and again. And after recently watching a wonderful class on Craftsy.com called "Sew Ready: Machine Basics" it got me amped up to sew something, specifically something useful. I've had to bust out the stain remover lately because of the way I like to… Continue reading Canvas Ticking Apron
I'm starting my indoor herb garden with basil and oregano. I love fresh basil on Italian dishes but hate paying the high cost of a little clamshell of fresh basil at the store. And while I've never cooked with fresh oregano, I find myself reaching for the dried oregano often for salad dressings and sandwiches.… Continue reading Indoor herb garden
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