UPDATE: I'm linking this to Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, which is hosted at a gluten-free site. You could make this recipe gluten-free by using any type of gluten-free tortilla or wrap, by putting the filling over rice or quinoa in a bowl, or by being super-nutritious and wrapping the filling in big leaves of … Continue reading Butternut Squash Burritos
A couple of Saturdays ago, I was all set for a big cooking binge, making a batch of Tart & Tangy Baked Beans from The Moosewood Cookbook plus four loaves of Raisin Bran Bread, then freezing some vegetables and washing dishes while the food was in the oven. I thought my seven-year-old son would help … Continue reading Mama’s Personal DJ
This morning I realized that Today's Young People have created the need for a device which can assess the pajama-like qualities of one's outfit in a quick and objective manner to determine whether or not it qualifies as clothing for the purposes of, say, attending school. This pajameter could be used at the school entrance … Continue reading Pajameter
Despite my occasional protestations that The Earthling's Handbook is not really a blog, it has received a Liebster Blog Award! I will set aside my feelings about the yucky-sounding word "blog" to graciously accept this award and acknowledge that at least one-third of my readers have come here via weekly blog carnivals to which I … Continue reading Liebster Blog Award: 5 Great Blogs!
This is an historic moment for The Earthling's Handbook. Almost 15 years after we started this Website, almost 5 years after we set up blog software so that I could write articles on my lunch break and post them easily, we have never posted any photographs. I've explained my reservations about photos but also said … Continue reading Staying On the Ball at Work
This most recent in my series of spaghetti sauce recipes is thick and non-peppery, ideal for use in Stuffed Shells. We got a winter farm share this year, and last week it included two turnips, just two, a big one and a small one. When we divided the veggies with our friends, we got the … Continue reading Spaghetti Sauce, January 7 Version (with turnip!)
I've been composting some of my household garbage most of my life. At work, though, I had been putting compostable items in the wastebasket because there isn't a compost bin in my office building. Then one day in early November, I was setting my office wastebasket outside the door for the cleaning people to empty. … Continue reading Composting in the Office
Today is the organizing tips edition of Works-for-Me Wednesday, but I have no new organizing tips to impart. Check out my articles on Organizing Girl Scout Troop Information and Things Not To Do: Home Organizing Edition. Meanwhile, here's an idea for a homemade gift kids can use to surprise their faraway relatives! In early December, … Continue reading A Doorstop from Reused Materials, Delivered By Airplane!
Happy new year! For the first Hearth and Soul Blog Hop of the year, I decided to compile a list of the 11 Earthling's Handbook recipes that were most popular last year--some of which have been online much longer than one year. Just in case you missed them... 11. Improved Pasta Salad is a nutritious … Continue reading Top 11 Recipes of 2011