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How NOT To Make Comfrey Fertilizer

DIY

This post originally had a different title. In the interest of full disclosure which is our informal policy here, after I actually made the fertilizer, I had to add the NOT. It all began well. I cut a lot of comfrey and packed it into a five-gallon bucket. I left it, covered in plastic, for […]

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Freezer Cooking Fail: Waffles

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  This was my first freezer cooking attempt with my good friend Missy.  We made waffles all day.  There was really nothing wrong with the recipe.  It’s just that we both have *sensory* kids.  Her’s are anti-crispy when it comes to waffles and most anything else.  Mine are anti-wimpy.  so her kids ate the dickens […]

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We Got the Moles

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I don’t like this. In case you can’t tell, what you see in the photo is a hole where a nice fat head of radicchio once grew. All that’s left is a splay of rootless outer leaves left to desiccate around the hole.  A mole hole. Short of putting hardware cloth beneath the entire garden […]

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Freezer Cooking Win…and Fail: Baked Bacon

Breakfast

  Those biscuits were awesome, btw, but I will get to those in another post.  Right now we need to talk PIG. My children really latched onto that “World Bacon Shortage” story back in September.  I think it’s a self-fulfilling prophesy, as they are eating bacon like “shortage” meant “extinction.” My husband used to bar tend at […]

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FLOP: Homemade Bake Mix and Whop Biscuits

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The picture says it all.   It was ALL BAD, y’all. I think my first mistake was the WHITE WHOLE WHEAT. I had the same problem with the homemade pizza crust (the yeasty version, not the bake mix-biscuity version that never fools anyone.)  My husband is an old pizza driver.  We aren’t afraid AT ALL […]

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