Oh, the Brokenness

Let me just start this one off with the warning that it contains semi-zealous ranting. I was washing dishes and got to the beaters for my hand mixer...my 10 year old hand mixer... that's seen a LOT of action in 10 years... we're talking Lebkuchen dough, folks. (Google it.) And one of the beaters just … Continue reading Oh, the Brokenness

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Canning Cherry Tomatoes

I did that thing I do...again... Where I have an idea of what I want to do, but there aren't any pre-specified instructions for it because no sane person has ever attempted it before. By golly, I may not be sane, but I am frugal, dangit! I had about 40 cherry tomatoes the size of … Continue reading Canning Cherry Tomatoes

My Tightwad Transformation

I'm not really a person who could be considered to be a tightwad. I do consider myself to be frugal, or at least I did... That is until I stumbled upon this book: To my surprise, I was already doing a few things to help save my family money and to stretch my husband's paychecks … Continue reading My Tightwad Transformation

Adventures in Canning

I canned some bone broth today! Which is mostly just exciting because I've never done it before, and terrifying because I've never done it before and a pressure canner is capable of literally exploding all over everything. I have wanted a pressure canner since I tasted a friend's home made fig jam three years ago. … Continue reading Adventures in Canning