Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Best chicken ever.
I have personally made this chicken myself, and it was awesome.
If you like juicy chicken, savory spices, and personal joy, then take the (not so much) time to make this.
Best ever? http://feedly.com/k/RRdgVq
Monday, May 13, 2013
DIY portable battery charger for all your gadgets
We haul all sorts of toys, games, gadgets and smartphones around with us sometimes.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have an all in one charger on the go, for everything?
You could buy something like this, but it will be a lot more expensive that doing it yourself.
Have fun!: http://feedly.com/k/12bB4WF
Quiet a noisy gutter drain
I don’t know about you, but the sound of rain falling doesn’t bother me. I find it to be soothing.
My dog, however, won’t leave the front porch if there’s the slightest dripping noise in the gutter drain. She *hates* the rain.
I’m thinking about trying this easy looking DIY trick to silence that drain.
Friday, May 10, 2013
How to make your own coconut butter.
Coconut butter is:
1. Really good for you.
2. Seriously freakin’ yummy.
How often do those two combine their powers into one food?
It’s also pretty easy to make, although you can buy it at the store if you don’t have time.
I’ve personally made “bread” from the stuff that approached cake-like goodness, but there are a ton of other uses for this delicious substance.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Automatic text when your clothes are dry
Some smart, DIYer made a series of devices that will alert him when his dryer is done drying his clothes. (Must have a big house).
I’m surprised, with the way laundry gadgets are going, that this isn’t already a built-in option.
Pretty cool if you have the techie know how, or just like to see gadgets being built:
Make compost (sort of) without a compost bin
Compost is really good for your gardening efforts.
It’s also really stinky and takes up room in your yard with a big compost bin you have to turn for best results.
Enter the lazy man’s compost method, that’s almost as good, eventually, with no compost bin required.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Apparently, mint is some handy stuff
Mint can repel flees and ants, according to one article.
That means its good for your garden, near your doors, and your pet’s bed.
Create even MORE storage in your home
LifeHacker.com has created a new master list of their projects for creating more storage space in your home.
This is helpful stuff, for where to stuff more of your stuff.
Sunday, May 05, 2013
Cool kitchen organization projects under $50
This Family Handyman article has a bunch of easy looking projects for the home DIYer who wants more space in the kitchen.
Saturday, May 04, 2013
Create more space in your closet with door shelves
Lifehacker.com has a link to a nifty set of plans for the handy DIYer who needs a little more space in their closet (life) to store stuff.
Probably the lighter stuff, but still…
Thursday, May 02, 2013
How to tell if your soil is acidic or alkaline.
Some plants need alkaline soil, some acidic, and some neutral.
A quick and dirty test to see what you have can be done with vinegar and baking soda.
Science is fun, check it out: http://feedly.com/k/Xqsp1U
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Know which kitchen countertops are more stain resistant and how to clean them
Not all stone surfaces are created the same.
Know which ones you have to be careful with, and the best way to clean them.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Homemade barbecue sauce!
I’ve given up barbecue sauce for a lot of reasons. High in sugar, and usually has a lot of preservatives and gunk in them.
This isn’t something that goes easy for me. I love barbecue.
I found this recipe for homemade barbecue sauce that looks very promising.
Homemade Paleo Barbecue Sauce
1 small can of tomato paste
1 cup natural apple juice
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon hickory smoke spice
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (add more for more kick)
Add all ingredients to saucepan and simmer on medium/low heat for 30 minutes. Place in bar and enjoy on EVERYTHING. -Emily Tchen-Tomasino
Found it here:
Monday, April 29, 2013
Consumer Reports shows you how to improve your tv picture
Follow this link for a video showing you how to do step by step adjustments to hopefully achieve the best picture for your tv viewing experience.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Set aside pork for a rainy day.
If you need cooked pork for recipes, it can be handy to have some stashed and preserved when you need it, and don’t have 8 hours to slow cook some.
Can it! Can your own pork, without nearly as much salt as store-bought canned pork.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Home-made squeeze cheese... errmm, I don't know
Mixed feelings about this, but then again…
Maybe it would be cool to make you own cheese in a tube.
I would say without the weird chemicals, but this has some weird substances in it.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
How to prevent smelly mold buildup in front load washers
With front load washers, water collects and builds up around the door gasket, and pretty soon it can get moldy and a lil’ bit stinky.
This problem is so prevalent that there have been lawsuits over it.
But there’s help, you can prevent this from happening (as much?) with some handy tips from Consumer Reports. We hope this helps!
(Thanks to Russ in the office for finding this).
Monday, April 15, 2013
Homemade DIY bacon mayo
I stopped eating mayo because of soybean oil and some other stuff, but I’ve made a homemade version a few times for recipes.
But bacon mayo?
Mmmm, this sounds really good. (It’s also easy)
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Ermahgerd! Healthy chocolate frosties and fudgesicles!!!Ermahgerd! Healthy chocolate frosties and fudgesicles!!! :
Okay, I try to post healthy foods and recipes, because I care about what I eat… but I try to also post things that are delicious too.
Well, treats are tough, because no matter how natural, non-processed, non-GMO they are… they’re still loaded with carbs and sugar. Natural sources of sugar, but still.
However, this is just too good not to post. It’s a treat though, so I’ll have to remember to make this every blue moon. Maybe twice a blue moon.
The only ingredients in this are avocado, unsweetened coconut milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, dates, and some ice cubes.
You can also add honey or agave for some natural extra sweetness, but if you’ve given up processed sugar already, your sweet tooth is pretty sensitive so be careful.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The absolute best way to reduce your energy bills
It is believed that nothing produces more energy cost savings for your effort, time and money than sealing all the air gaps in your home.
Much of this work can be do it yourself, and can end of keeping 25-30 percent of your house heating and cooling from being donated to the birds outside. That’s 25 percent less work for your hvac, and keeping that young is also a good, good thing.
Follow the links for some handy how-to guides on sealing the air leaks in your home.