#Lose500 {week 5/52}

It’s been a couple weeks since I posted, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working. Quite the opposite. At last count, I’d rid this home of 43lbs of stuff. And I’m positive I’ve  gotten rid of (at the very least) 200lbs in the last few weeks. 257lbs to go and it’s only week 5?? Dude. The boxed I emptied: … Read More

Pickling Spice Recipe

No additives. No preservatives. No MSG.   Nothing but real food and goodness. I’ve tweaked this recipe to my version of perfection! Pickling Spice 2 cinnamon sticks (crushed) 5 bay leaves 6 tablespoons mustard seed 2 teaspoons whole black peppercorn 1 teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon whole cloves 1 teaspoon mace 1 teaspoon dill seed 1 teaspoon ground ginger 6 teaspoons … Read More

Spicy Spices

We cook a lot You probably already know that though. and I’m sick of how cruddy the spice cabinet looks We buy bulk from a local spice store: Molly Bea’s Ingredients (so inexpensive compared to the McChain store) Not wanting to spend mega-bucks on spice containers (ugly spice containers) the beautiful herbs and spices just sat. Ugly. Until inspiration struck! … Read More

Freezing Sweet Corn on the Cob

Freezing sweet corn on the cob is so simple. 1. Shuck it (take the husks & silks off) 2. Blanch it (Boil it for 6 minutes) 3. Cool it (in ice water) 3. Freeze it (in Ziplocs) That’s it. At $2.00/dozen, I’m freezing about 10 dozen on the cob and 5 dozen off the cob. $30 for a year’s worth … Read More