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Feb 23, 2012

"Grocery Store Wars" Video, Food Preservation/Storage Class, and More

I saw this and it's so funny, and true! Grocery Stores Wars

Food Preservation and Storage Class- I'm really excited that I'll be taking Susan Astyk's online class! I became familiar with her when I read about her Independence Days idea. She also has a book here about that- Independence-Days  She also has a few other interesting looking books for sale too that she wrote. I was happy to receive a scholarship too, as cash has been tight. Nothing like having a really sick dog when your cash is already low.

I hope to learn lots of tips and tricks and get new ideas on what I can grow, buy and preserve. Here's my current pantry in our spare bedroom. Needs some tidying, and reorganizing, but great for storing all kinds of things- food, emergency supplies, canning equipment, etc.

Here's my "fast pie" I made using the last of my frozen home-grown organic nectarines- took 5 minutes to put the store bought crust in the bottom of my new (used) blue Pyrex pie plate, add fruit, a tiny bit of sugar, flour, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Toss, put on top crust, trim and in. Easy pie and delish!


My new pillows I made- I used the forms from my ratty old winter pillows, and the fabric from my daughter's old comforter cover, and my sewing machine I got last summer. I had tried to convert her double cover to queen, but it wasn't cooperating!
I still have enough fabric to make some tables runners, and/or napkins.

My new/used, ironed doilie, now it really shows the complicated pattern. Someone spent a lot of time on these-


New/old doilies up on the shelf, I didn't realize the pattern difference until I ironed them-


More winter weather headed here this weekend, with some snow, I hope!


Sorry if I accidentally deleted your recent "comments". I thought I was cleaning out my "spam" box, oops!!! I also deleted the "word verification" box! Ugh, the new version is horrendous, and I have good vision! If I get spammed I'll turn it back on... Thanks...




6 comments:

Michelle said...

I really enjoyed the video. Somebody had a lot of time on their hands. Hopefully it will get more people to eat or grow organic.

Candy C. said...

I love your pantry, very convenient! The doilies washed up nicely and the pillows are lovely, great reuse of the old comforter! I'm still coveting your blue Pyrex pie plate too! LOL!!
Thanks for no word verification! I have had no problems with spam, Blogger sends it all to my Blogger spam inbox.

nancypo said...

Thanks! Candy, I thought of you when I saw a pink Pyrex pie plate at goodwill a couple of days ago!

Candy C. said...

Oh man, a PINK Pyrex pie plate!! You find all the coolest stuff! :)

nancypo said...

I realized yesterday, my pyrex pie pan is acually purple, not blue! I think it was the flourescent lights...

nancypo said...

I only got a little spam before, since I have it go to my regular email. I hate having too many to manage with 1 click...

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