Friday, March 16, 2012
My computer is dead, my router is dying, and now my microwave, you know the one I hate more than life itself, well the fan turned itself on and will not shut off. And as much as I hate it, I sure don’t want to buy a new one, this one is just a little over a year old. Oh, of course, just old enough that it’s not under warranty.
Let’s see now, that’s $2,000 for a new iMac, $400 for a new microwave, and the router, that’s chump change, probably $75.
What’s next, the refrigerator, washer, dryer???????
Just bring it on, I can take it, I’m a big girl.
And the top o’ the mornin’ to all of you, too!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Today I made hubby that great German Potato Salad that I posted on Jan CAN Cook, so I put my whole Yukon Gold Potatoes in the steamer basket of my pressure cooker, added a cup of water, and pressured them on high for six minutes, let the steam go down naturally, they were perfect, not falling apart, not mushy, just right.
So then I had to boil eggs, and I Googled and found that I could put them in the pressure cooker, too. Six minutes on low in the steamer basket, left them until the steam subsided and they came out perfect.
It’s a beautiful thing, that pressure cooker, works for me…
Sunday, March 11, 2012
I was talking to my friend, Trish, earlier today about my two small flagstone paths that I have in my patio, and how it’s shady and always damp and that I want to grow moss around the stones and hopefully end up with a miniature version of this photo.
My theory was to dig it up from the woods and transplant it, but she told me that I could blend moss with buttermilk in my blender, so I’m going to try it and hope that LC doesn’t realize what’s going on. Oh sure, he won’t…
But anyhoo, here’s what I found in case anybody else is interested -
You can “propagate” moss by taking a handful of moss adding about one cup of buttermilk and one cup of water and mixing it in the blender. Take the concoction and pour or paint it onto the surfaces that you want to grow moss. Remember that moss likes moist shady conditions. If the area that you are planning your moss garden has these conditions, it should grow fine. Moss Acres sells spores online. There are many moss species native to your area which can be found in the local forests. Just take a short hike into these areas and you should find plenty of different moss species growing on rocks, rotting logs and along creeks. It is very easy to scoop some up and put it into a plastic bag for home. It transplants very easily.