The Great Onion Experiment

Ever since I read Monica’s post in I’ve been curious. It said that storing onions, garlic, and shallots in punched paper bags can keep them fresh for months. And that onions stored like this will still be fresh and firm after 3 months! Of course I had to try this for myself to see […]

Cooking with a Camera: Fish Tacos with White Sauce, Mango Salsa and Black Beans

Last night I decided to try homemade fish tacos. I made everything fresh except for the tortillas and beans. Those I bought pre-made. If, like Robert Rodriguez, you think that tortillas should never be store bought and you want to make your own, check out his recipe here. Mango Salsa Ingredients: 1 mango, 1/4 of […]

Bread Bowl Birdfeeder

Today I had soup served in a sourdough bread bowl for lunch. After the meal I thought the bread bowl would make a cute bird feeder. So I brought it home, cut a few holes for string, wire or twine and filled it with the only seeds I happen to have around the house at […]

All Natural Room Deoderizer

This do-it-yourself recipe will make your entire house smell great. And best of all, it is non-toxic, and inexpensive. Cut up a lemon and use about a quarter of the lemon slices in a small pot, with water, vanilla extract, and a sprig of rosemary. Turn the heat on as low as possible and let […]

Gardening with Heirloom Seeds

I am very excited to start gardening with heirloom seeds this spring. I found an amazing store on Etsy that sells everything I have been looking for and some things I didn’t even know I needed until I wandered through the shop. Chandra Hartman runs MoonlightMicroFarms on Etsy. My first purchase will most likely be […]

World of Warcraft Inspired Earrings: Orgrimmar

I have created a series of jewelry inspired by World of Warcraft, a role playing game. These earrings are made from red, white and black man-made stone and copper wire, and were inspired by the Horde capital city of Orgrimmar, located in the desert of Durotar. Welcome to the capital city of Orgrimmar, located in […]

World of Warcraft Inspired Earrings: Stranglethorn Vale – Gurubashi Arena

In my series of jewelry inspired by World of Warcraft, a role playing game, I could not pass up one of my favorite locales in the game: Stranglethorn Vale (or STV for short.) Back in Vanilla WoW it was one of those places where you wanted to quest but you were not really sure you […]