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by MackerelCat
Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Daily Check in Sept 25, 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2754

Re: Daily Check in Sept 25, 2015

Good morning, frugal friends. We're having a lovely rainy morning, which we needed because it's been rather dry lately. DH is taking a nap on the sofa, so I won't be doing any noisy housecleaning until he wakes up. Maggie, they just don't make appliances like they used to. I think there's so much em...
by MackerelCat
Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: DeCluttering
Replies: 395
Views: 104081

Re: DeCluttering

I cleaned and organized the baking cupboard today and then did the same for the pantry. Decluttered the last of our original Rubbermaid containers, which are 30 years old, scratched up, and have cracks in the edge of the lids. I've been slowly replacing the worn-out stuff since early in the spring a...
by MackerelCat
Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Question about herbs
Replies: 5
Views: 9390

Re: Question about herbs

I once had a blueberry-lemon-lavender sorbet that was amazing. At the funeral for my aunt, who was an avid gardener, some of her friends made lemon-lavender sugar cookies for the reception. Here's a nice link that talks about the difference culinary uses for lavender: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/di...
by MackerelCat
Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Daily Check in Sept 24, 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 4209

Re: Daily Check in Sept 24, 2015

Rinty, can you set the phone to silent ring so that you don't have to answer calls from the school, and even better, your little helper won't hear it? Sorry the trip to the Job Centre was not very fruitful.
by MackerelCat
Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Daily Check in Sept 24, 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 4209

Re: Daily Check in Sept 24, 2015

Cheers for Maggie for her son getting his driver's license, and for Jackie's DH being on the road to recovery. Today I need to do some tidying around the house, especially in the kitchen cupboards and pantry, as we've been doing some stock-up shopping and I want to get things arranged right. Hope ev...
by MackerelCat
Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Daily Check in Sept 23, 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 5165

Re: Daily Check in Sept 23, 2015

Janet, I saw a recipe the other day for tutti-frutti jam that's mostly pears but has a chopped orange, 3/4 cup of crushed pineapple and 1/4 cup of marischino cherries added. It sounded great and would look so pretty in the jars. Rinty, can you just turn your phone to silent so that DH won't be jumpi...