Category Archives: Household

Blackberry Pickers Needed!

Blackberry season will continue for a few more weeks at Quarteramish.  If you have not been able to visit the berry farm, please plan to do so at your earliest convenience.  Berries are large and sweet but they won’t last … Continue reading

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Wreath Idea for any season

I’ve always thought wreaths were a great door accessory and over the years I have made quite a few.  This wreath caught my eye because I love the combination of rosemary and olive leaves with bittersweet.  My Mom loved bittersweet … Continue reading

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Orchids; Easier than you think!

I love this orchid!  I have treasured her for nearly 40 years through all my life passages.  When my Aunt Ginny passed away while I was still a teen, I was given this plant which she and her son David … Continue reading

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Homemade Tomato Sauce is Easier than you Think!!

What can you do with these?  Roma tomatoes are great to eat fresh like apples, slice onto sandwiches, toss into salads, saute with garlic and olive oil and maybe a few other veggies, or prepare and preserve to use throughout … Continue reading

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Natural Homemade Cleaning Products are Easy to Make; Spring Cleaning Part Two

  Green cleaning is all the rage these days.  It seems everyone is talking about cleaning the green & natural way;  and for good reason.  I’ve been a green cleaner for many years; mostly in part to the birth of … Continue reading

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Spring Means Cleaning, the Natural Way!

Every spring I get the urge to clean, clean, clean!  Winter in Indiana means spending too much time indoors, tracking in mud, snow, dirt, and dealing with dust from the furnace running all the time.  As soon as there is … Continue reading

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Yummy Make Ahead Italian Meatball Recipe

Meatballs are not one of my favorite things to make, so when I do,  I make plenty to freeze for later use.   I always mix the meat and ingredients with my hands.  I don’t like the texture or the coldness … Continue reading

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