Saturday, September 17, 2016

Autumn is In the Air

Ever since I graduated high school and thus no longer dreaded the end of summer break, autumn has been my favorite season. Cooler weather, brilliant foliage, and the anticipation of Halloween are just some of the joys.

There are also the brilliant skies:

Outside My Bedroom Window

From My Driveway

Jezebel Enjoying the Cicadas, Another Fall Bounty

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Darla’s Helpful Household Hint

Stick blenders are great, especially when using the larger food processor is unwarranted. Planning to emulsify a small number of dried peppers with tomato sauce, however, I pictured red splatter staining everything within radius. I looked around the kitchen for a potential cover.

What could I possibly use when the blender’s wand needs a hole?

Eyeing a stack of paper plates gave me an idea. I grabbed the kitchen shears and made this:

Wardrobe Saved!
 As you can see, it worked well. I only used a second plate for the photo’s visual contrast, so our bulk supply should last a long time.

Do you have any tips for preventing a seeming inevitable mess? I’d appreciate reading them in the comments.