Category Archives: Stuff I’ve taught myself

When I’ve dared myself to try something new!

Baking bread in Lynne’s Kitchen

Here’s a guilty admission of mine. I know – “thou shall not covet,” but covet I did!! I always wanted a KitchenAid mixer, as I love to bake. Every year around Thanksgiving and Christmas, I would dream about getting this … Continue reading

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It must be true. I read it online.

 “Knowledge is good.” Emil Faber – Faber College – Animal House This morning, as I was drinking my lemon water (I read online that this is good for you), I started reading all kinds of neat new tricks for every ailment … Continue reading

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Soap suds fun in Lynne’s Lab

“What is elegance? Soap and water!” – Cecil Beaton Well here I am, back in Lynne’s Lab, playing mad scientist again. My drive for finding natural solutions to chemically-laced products has made me more aware of how simple things can … Continue reading

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My super-awesome Bacon Tomato Tart

Bacon Tomato Tart – a match made in heaven! A few summers ago, our garden was blessed with a beautiful bounty of tomatoes. In the spring, I had purchased a Goliath tomato plant at our local Farmer’s Market, and we … Continue reading

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Junk? Trash? No! Hands off my stash!

“To invent, you need you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” Thomas Edison The organizational bug hit me the other day, so I began fall cleaning a little early. Starting a little at a time, I tackled … Continue reading

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Homemade Applesauce with Cinnamon

When the fall weather is crisp and sunny, as it was yesterday, we usually try to grill outside, as we know our days of doing such are numbered during this fickle change of seasons. Pork chops were on the menu, and they would … Continue reading

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My super awesome granola

  I am totally taking bragging rights on my granola. Here’s the scoop. Last summer, I made my very first batch of the toasted-oat, yummy goodness. You may wonder why would I go through all that trouble when I could … Continue reading

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Inspired to write by a chewy granola bar…

“Marge, it’s 3 a.m. Shouldn’t you be baking?” – Homer Simpson I have a huge announcement to make that will come as no big surprise…some days I just can’t get it into gear. Like today. I have a few writing projects … Continue reading

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A sticky lesson from Lynne’s Lab

“The secret of my success is my hairspray.” – Richard Gere Most of my readers are aware that I’ve been switching to greener and less toxic items for my family, especially with cleaning and personal care products. My heightened awareness came about when … Continue reading

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Mixing it up again in Lynne’s Lab

Yes, making my own household cleaning and personal care items continues in my kitchen. So far, the results of the deodorant, laundry detergent and liquid hand soap have been favorable. They have also inspired others to give it a try… … Continue reading

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