Thursday, January 29, 2009
As accustomed as I am to not having original thoughts shut me up on this blog, today I think I will copy Fake Plastic Fish. Yesterday Beth made wonderful mustard and eliminated one more plastic condiment bottle from her clutches. Today I will make Catsup in an effort to eliminate a plastic bottle from mine!
This recipe is from the All Things Frugal site. I unashamedly stole it. First gather your ingredients:
1 Can Tomato Paste
1/4 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon Cumin
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cloves
2 Tablespoons Cider Vinegar
Mix together, cover and refrigerate. (Note the human power mixer I used whereas Beth used an electric blender). *Electric-power consuming Fake Plastique Fish? Fake plastic Fish is really an Electric Eel?
This is how much I got out one batch plus about enough to cover two weenies- Refrigerate and it should keep for a month
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Great things are happening at The Seattle Free School. Right now , their blog has a few free "quick" classes on doing things, one is how to make microwave popcorn, we looked into that yesterday and let me say it is genius! Imagine no more chemically laden microwave popcorn. No more plastic wrap on the package of microwave popcorn. A bag for about 20 cents!
Seattle Free School is just that- you learn from the experiences of others. The Seattle Free School is for the community by the community. All are welcome. No money ever exchanges hands- all that is exchanged are skills, knowledge and experiences.
I have taken a couple of cool classes put on by them- one for preserving food that I grow, and a class on Sprouting. Both are excellent classes. I notice their blog has a "quick class" on making your own Laundry Soap
The Seattle Free School- free lessons for free thinking people!
Monday, January 26, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Here is a video on creating newspaper pots or you can learn orgami and fold your own pots.
Even easier is taking egg cartons and planting your starts in the egg compartments- just remember to poke a hole in the bottom of the compartment first!And make sure it is a cardboard egg container not a styrofoam one!
You can get fancy and buy a "pot maker" But I think a glass or a spice bottle works just as well as a tool for making paper pots.
Monday, January 12, 2009
How to make the mini wreaths!