So, I've admitted this here before: I've never gotten around to seeing Star Wars. And, to be honest, I don't really like cantaloupe. But with a knife, a cantaloupe, and five minutes, you can have your very own planet-killing super weapon that even I could get into. Clever.
Don't just leave it for tomorrow...or for whomever you've suckered into washing the dishes. Just clean it up.
- Cracked Egg Cleanup: I
- Remove Oven Cleaner Residue
- Washing A Dishwasher or Washing Machine
- Refrigerator Cleaning
- Refrigerator Dust Bunnies
If Men's Health magazine says it's okay, then I'm with 'em...it's got "health" in the title, right? Doctors are never gonna decide whether certain foods are really good for you or not: margarine, avocados, nuts, Olestra. So, until they do, snack on these six "junk" foods that, apparently, aren't all that bad for you.
1. Pork Rinds (who knew deep fried pork fat wouldn't be so bad?)
3. Beef jerky
4. Sour Cream
Tap the pantry for unexpected meals and reduce trips to the supermarket. Stock it with frugal finds to lower grocery costs. Set aside...
With only two people in my house, there's always food to freeze. But that big iceberg of sauce can take hours to bring to temp, plus I usually don't need all of it. Sure, I could freeze things in smaller containers, but that wastes bags or those plastic boxes, plus it takes up much more space.
This tip from Lunch in a Box offers a solution:"A standard tip for freezing ground foods or thick sauces in small portions is to first put the food into...
Vegetarian Times offers 10 great tips to best steward your homes' most beloved appliance. "According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, the average American fridge uses around 1,383 kilowatt hours a year, which is 14 percent of your household’s electrical needs and about $90 a year. But there are simple steps you can take to lighten your refrigerator’s impact on your...
Men's Health editor-in-cheif David Zinczenko's new book, Eat This, Not That!, explores food choices at popular restaurants, supermarkets, and holiday treats. The book also explores the twenty worst foods in the country, and The NewYorkTimes.com Blog highlights eight of them:
- Worst Fast Food Meal: McDonald’s Chicken Selects Premium Breast Strips with creamy ranch sauce. Chicken sounds healthy, but not at 870 calories.
- Worst Drink: Jamba...
The School of Fibre Science and Technology shares the fruits of their research: a bookmarkable, clippable, or printable chart of how to treat almost any stain you can imagine. The techniques, tips, and ingredients are all there to guarantee your textiles stay clean.
The Urban Vegan offers some excellent ideas to save money and prevent food waste. The tips are intended for vegans, so that means that they can apply to everyone...unless you manage to survive on nothing but meat.
1. Bake your own bread.
2. Freeze your assets.
3. Cook beans from scratch and freeze them in ziplock bags.
4. Consider the long-term financial implications of organic.
5. Make your own faux meats.
6. Pack your own lunch.
7. Don't buy...
Of course, you'll never actually eat them, but that doesn't mean they can't say exactly what you feel. Just follow this brief how-to:
- Store-bought conversation hearts
- Rasp-style grater (like a Microplane)
- Rubber-stamp kit
- Food-writing pens
1. Remove the original message by shaving away the top layer with the grater.
2. Arrange your words in your stamp, and ink them with the food-writing pens. Alternatively, create your own stamp from the...
It's that time of year: all the plants to which you've so gingerly tended have returned the favor, with thousands of fruits and vegetables that you and your family can never eat.
Of course, you're thankful for the zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, and the tomatoes....the countless, countless tomatoes.
- Kayln's Kitchen suggests slow roasting tomatoes and...
Have a taste of Sofa Garden's Breakfast Food Pillows...."More Fun than the real thing, and 0 grams of fat."
I think the toast is my favorite, but it's probably because I hate pancakes...well, at least maple syrup.
I long for the days where I'll have enough space to properly compost my food waste. But, until then, I can find certainly find room
Solarcone's Green Cone is an enclosed system - a "four-part injected molded unit" -that helps release the nutrients from organic products back into the groundsoil. "The Green Cone reduces food waste to its natural components of water, carbon dioxide and a small residue. The solar-heated garden unit...