Category Archives: Creative Concoctions

Fight Back with Minecraft Veggies

When one’s grandson is more interested in playing Minecraft (a sandbox video game) than in eating healthy vegetables, a grandmother must become creative. The result? Minecraft veggies. Start with a package of “experience orbs” and “acacia wood blocks” (frozen peas … Continue reading

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The Savage Sisters’ Super Glass Cleaner

Do you ever wonder how minerals can be good for the body but bad for windows and laundry? As a nurse, I’m fascinated by the fact that calcium and magnesium keep our bones strong and our hearts beating, but they … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Outdoor Cleaner

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly algae, moss, and mildew grow on my deck and sidewalk here in the Pacific Northwest. And as if the ugly appearance weren’t bad enough, the brownish-green slime becomes slippery with every rain … Continue reading

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Fiercely Frugal Fire Starter

One chilly morning I struggled to start a fire in the wood stove. I would remove a newspaper from the recycle basket, crumple it, light a match, and try to get the flaming paper to last long enough to ignite the … Continue reading

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