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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-21-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,108
Posted By jtsmom
There are a few of these I'd like to try, thank...

There are a few of these I'd like to try, thank you! 
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-06-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,395
Posted By jtsmom
A couple of years ago someone gave me a couple...

A couple of years ago someone gave me a couple of pairs of smartwool socks for Christmas, and I cannot wear cotton socks anymore, cotton feels clammy.  I live in New England, and we have an llbean...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-18-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,247
Posted By jtsmom
I've been using hm powdered detergent for a year...

I've been using hm powdered detergent for a year or so?  I use Soulemama's recipe, and I haven't notice a difference in dingyness in my laundry, or a buildup either.  I don't use much, though, and I...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-18-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,162
Views: 155,415
Posted By jtsmom
Serindipity, where did you get those two...

Serindipity, where did you get those two beautiful winter blankets? 
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-26-2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By jtsmom
I dice them small and sautee them in a bit of...

I dice them small and sautee them in a bit of butter so the edges are brown, then scramble eggs on top of it.  :)
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-26-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By jtsmom
habitat, I really like your idea about the...

habitat, I really like your idea about the grain/veggie/bean salads.  Do you use any sort of dressing or seasoning?  Do you heat it up, or eat it cold?
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   03-06-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By jtsmom
My dd is allergic to nuts, too.   I make cookies...

My dd is allergic to nuts, too.   I make cookies loosely based on the quaker oatmeal box.  Except: 
 
I leave out the cinnamon
I add a little bit of chocolate chips
I add sunflower seeds and...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-16-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By jtsmom
 Here are my suggestions:    Never, ever...

 Here are my suggestions: 
 
Never, ever store cleaning products on the same shelf as or above food products. 
In my pantry, the bottom shelf is heavy glass items and condiments, the second shelf...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-01-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By jtsmom
So I see you have moved out, but I wanted to say...

So I see you have moved out, but I wanted to say that I've also heard that if there is no pet, the fleas can't live long.  Also, I had a cat once that had fleas for a little bit, and one thing I did...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-02-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By jtsmom
I've never had it, but it sounds good, so maybe...

I've never had it, but it sounds good, so maybe I'll give it a go. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif Thanks.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-25-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By jtsmom
Subbing....

Subbing....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-16-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,778
Posted By jtsmom
What a great thread!...

What a great thread! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif

I find it's easy to cook cheap meals this time of year....
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-01-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,926
Posted By jtsmom
As a mother of a child who has a nut allergy, I...

As a mother of a child who has a nut allergy, I appreciate your sensitivity to the other children in the class. But even I see this as being very restrictive. And oreos and dingdongs have wheat in...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-04-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By jtsmom
My kids love beets, boiled until they are...

My kids love beets, boiled until they are tender, then with butter and salt. They say they taste like corn. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-25-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,631
Posted By jtsmom
I am not in an urban area, but there is a good...

I am not in an urban area, but there is a good magazine that is newish and seems to be published about once a season called "Urban Homesteading" that I really like.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-25-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,095
Posted By jtsmom
My 8 yo loves beets. I just boil them til...

My 8 yo loves beets. I just boil them til they're tender (it takes longer than you'd think) and put them with butter and salt. I've never had pink pee or stools, but my dh and dd tell me they do. I...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-06-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,439
Posted By jtsmom
I was also going to say that honey never goes...

I was also going to say that honey never goes bad, so you should be able to keep it as long as it takes to use it up. But my favorite ways are:

hm granola
over plain or vanilla yougurt
pb,...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-06-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,850
Posted By jtsmom
I am thrilled that there are other people in the...

I am thrilled that there are other people in the world who are concerned about this. I have recently made changes in our diet, and one of the big reasons is to avoid gmos. Sometimes I think I'm the...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-29-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,739
Posted By jtsmom
I didn't vote. My answer would be absolutely...

I didn't vote. My answer would be absolutely not, if that was an option.

First of all, I wouldn't like dust particles in my food.

Second of all, it's bad feng shui.
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-29-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By jtsmom
I use it for handsoap in the kitchen and...

I use it for handsoap in the kitchen and bathroom. I dilute it in reused foaming dispensers, about 10-20% soap, the rest water. I have had lots of comments from guests about how good it smells....
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-29-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By jtsmom
My situation is a bit different, but I work at...

My situation is a bit different, but I work at an orchard two months out of the year. Sounds like yours is year round. As for organization, I would suggest having a daily focus:Monday harvest/and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-29-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,434
Posted By jtsmom
Quote: Originally Posted by p.s...

Quote:
Originally Posted by p.s http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15570276)
I'm trying to figure out how to best answer your...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-09-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By jtsmom
If I cook dried beans, I will only do it if I...

If I cook dried beans, I will only do it if I have two pounds, not one. And then I freeze them in can-sized containers so I can substitute them easily in recipes.
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-30-2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,798
Posted By jtsmom
Suggestions from what you've said so far: ...

Suggestions from what you've said so far:

Get a basket or bowl for the rocks/shells/feather.

Take the trash out on your way out in the morning.

Don't buy more fruit than you can reasonably...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-30-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By jtsmom
My kids are in school all day now. It looked...

My kids are in school all day now. It looked different when they were younger, but each season now, it seems like what works for me changes....
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