Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Another week…

Well, Recipe Experiment #3 didn’t happen last week due to a number of circumstances that could not be avoided. Sometimes work and responsibilities derail all our good intentions, don’t they? I am, however, looking at recipes for this week. More on that subject to come.

I really don’t have a topic this week. Just some random musings, most of no real importance.

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What things have you found to be extremely useful in your kitchen? I’m talking about utensils, gadgets, etc. Two things I have found very useful and use pretty much every day are a roll of masking tape and a felt-tip pen. With those I can mark on packages the date opened so that I can track their expiration. I can label freezer containers so I can tell what they contain without opening them. Of course, I have a drawer full of odds and ends that I dig into on a regular basis. I’d bet most of you have one of those as well.

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I’m taking continuing education classes online, and realized just how difficult it is to study when you haven’t done it in several years! The first class is done, though, and I’m getting the hang of it.

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It’s just over 3 weeks till Spring! Won’t we all be glad when it finally arrives? The winter has seemed so long and so drab, and the early flowers and opening green leaves will be welcome sights. I’m looking forward to planting and working in the yard. Do you plant a vegetable garden? Long ago we had a very large garden, growing everything from corn to tomatoes. In our current location we gardened on a much smaller scale for several years, but the deer, rabbits and squirrels enjoyed the veggies more often than we did! So now we just grow flowers. I do miss my fresh tomatoes and peppers!

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Thinking of spring leads to thinking of spring cleaning! Do you do a full-scale spring cleaning? Even if we clean on a regular basis it seems that a lot of things like walls, windows, etc. just get put off until we have the time - or the inclination. I'm that way myself. I do dread it, though, and think I might try doing a room a week this spring. Of course, that involves getting all the supplies out several times, but my household and work schedules just do not allow for several days of cleaning at one time. Wouldn't it be lovely to have someone come in and do it for us?

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Well, that's all I have for now. As I said, it's a pretty random post, quite low on the importance scale! But I'm here, and just wanted to touch base with everyone. I'm working on the next new recipe on some other things for you, so I hope you'll check back often!

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Today's quote:

"It's spring fever...You don't quite know what it is you DO want, but it just fairly makes your heart
ache, you want it so!"

Mark Twain

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Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. Thanks for reading!

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