1/29/2013 10:40:46 AM
Here is an easier way to blanche vegetables, such as green beans, before freezing them.
11/27/2012 8:33:07 AM
The author devises an inexpensive and very effective way to block cold winter winds from blowing into her kitchen via her range vents.
11/14/2012 4:02:54 PM
The author figures out a way to outsmart tree-damaging rodents.
11/13/2012 4:44:25 PM
The author figures out how to make matzoh balls, a comfort food from her childhood, without matzoh.
11/2/2012 1:47:43 PM
Researchers have found that inhaling a bitter substance calms and dilates the airways. Can sniffing horseradish also calm and soothe the mind? Sniffing horseradish works for Ellen Sandbeck; can it work for you?
11/1/2012 12:33:08 PM
Feeling blue? Try these simple happiness exercises including bouncing on an exercise ball and smiling while holding a pen or pencil in your mouth.
10/23/2012 4:03:33 PM
Delicious latkes made with potatoes and Jerusalem artichokes are tasty and nutritious.
9/24/2012 5:23:33 PM
A humble homegrown pumpkin yields delicious seeds and tasty pies. Meanwhile, a beautiful and fancy dessert squash disappoints and is thrown to the dogs. Recipes ensue.
9/20/2012 4:05:59 PM
A chainmail fillet glove revolutionizes a cook's potato-peeling technique. Plus, get recipes for potato and pumpkin curry soup and toasted pumpkin seeds.
9/18/2012 9:43:09 AM
Description of garlic planting on a two-year cycle: from tiny topset bulblets, to large single bulbs, to large heads.
9/18/2012 9:22:09 AM
A single, volunteer potato produces 10 pounds of potatoes in a hot bed. A recipe for addictive, oven-fried potatoes.
9/10/2012 12:48:46 PM
A wolf spider lives on our window sill, with a little help from her friends. Watch this video of a wolf spider catching a moth.
9/10/2012 10:46:40 AM
A shocking first hand experience with the noisy demise of an ancient carbon monoxide detector.
9/6/2012 9:15:07 AM
Musings on growing and eating garlic, and why you should "Never Eat Your Seed Garlic"!
8/17/2012 1:47:27 PM
Musings on a few delicious, nutritious edible weeds, plus a salmon salad and purslane recipe.
6/23/2012 11:08:59 AM
Ellen Sandbeck, who has nearly a quarter century of experience as the Head Worm Wrangler of Laverme's Worms, writes about how to make and run a homemade vermicomposting bin.
5/14/2012 4:23:30 PM
After years of impatient waiting, Ellen Sandbeck finally finds red LED night lights, which save energy while preserving melatonin production.
4/26/2012 2:28:38 PM
A very lively potato salad recipe that is always a hit at potlucks.
4/18/2012 9:40:11 AM
Learn about advertising-induced fear of an innocuous, food-grade substance, vinegar. Plus, get interesting information about vinegar being used for bioremediation of extremely dangerous chemicals.
4/17/2012 5:35:55 PM
A sapling Centennial crabapple tree survives a series of mishaps and teaches new orchardists a thing or two.
4/13/2012 4:40:39 PM
Adult males and post-menopausal women are quite likely to suffer from health problems caused by excessively high levels of iron in the blood. Donating blood is the safest and most useful way to deal with this potential problem.