Thursday, October 23, 2008


So this morning I went out to the garden and picked the last of the ready-to-eat pole beans. Then we had them for dinner!! I just don't know if it gets much better than that. I had about 1/2 a lb, maybe more maybe less. It was enough for us and even enough for Shinerman to have seconds.

For dinner you say? We had some lamb stew meat from Burgundy Pasture Beef, marinated with olive oil, rosemary, thyme, and mint (from the herb garden). I seasoned the green beans with the leftover herbs. All this was roasted at 500deg. It took about 30mins, prep included. I rounded it out with pita bread, hummus, lettuce and red onion.

Speaking of the garden, we have several plants in there growing some sort of vegetable that we can't identify. They look sort of like tomatoes, but we didn't plant any. I'll have to do some research and figure it out - although it might come to light when they're ripe.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

bags in cereal boxes

We eat a box of cereal almost every two weeks here at the Green H. I buy the organic stuff - brand and type depend on my mood. This week I bought Envirokidz Koala Crisps. No, they aren't really healthy, but they looked good and I was feeling generous towards the littlest man.

We recycle the boxes, but what to do with the bags? You can't recycle them, so I went on the web looking for some ideas. I stumbled on this site. It's out of commission and archived so I decided to list the uses here instead of just linking.

I've used them for a couple of these, including crushing crackers and freezing food.
What about you? Because I know you're not throwing them away, right? :)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

HFCS anyone?

So your FND sent me this link. It gives us another reason to cut back on High Fructose Corn Syrup. It's making us FAT!! Well, that and you know all the other nasty-ness we shove too much of into our mouths.

Apparently our bodies digest HFCS differently than regular fructose (sugar). But it's natural you say! Please remember people this stuff is processed - putting that much work into an ingredient just screws it up.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Too many clothespins!

We have a really cute tote bag with a front pocket that we use for our clothespins. But since we dry so many clothes on the line we needed more clothespins. Of course then the darn things didn't fit into the pocket anymore and the bag is just sort of hanging from the hanger hook.

A solution has presented itself - a clothespin bag made out of a kids button-down shirt. It's genius! I get a new bag and make use out of one the littlest man's out-grown shirts.

Now I just have to borrow a sewing machine...or perhaps one of my friends who sew could do it for me? hmmm, indeed...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Where oh where...

have I been you ask?

bleh - I've been in Boston working 13+ hours and falling asleep in bed while I tried to get more work done.

But enough whining, I'm back baby!

Thanks to all ya'll who wrote me asking what the heck was I doing - Love you too!

Got mags?

Have some magazines hanging around that you haven't gotten around to recycling yet? Well, Denton is hosting a magazine exchange just in time for cleaning up prior to the ramp-up to the holiday season.

When: October 25th 9am-12pm
Where: Emily Fowler Public Library

Any leftovers will be recycled.