Things I found in the pantry

Posted by in Household on 24. Nov, 2010 | 4 Comments

I really dislike cleaning cupboards.  So when I cleaned out the pantry a few days ago, I wasn’t too happy.  The kids and Chris always offer to help (a token offer since I expect it but always turn them down). Then they split so they don’t have to listen to me explode with “Who poured … Read More →

Housework in the Nutshell

Posted by in Earthship, Household on 23. Nov, 2010 | 1 Comment

I’m finding myself thinking a lot about the cleanliness of my house these days.  Recently, one of Katie’s friends turned to her when leaving the Nutshell and said, “how are you guys going to keep a big place clean?”

I’ve begun to wonder if it’s going to be possible to keep a 2000 square foot earthship … Read More →

Cutting the grocery bill

Posted by in Frugality, Household, In the Kitchen on 22. Nov, 2010 | 9 Comments

When we lived in San Francisco in 1997/98 I read a book by Jonni McCoy, called Miserly Moms.  This book is all about how a family can live on one income by cutting expenses. In Ms. McCoy’s book, the emphasis is on reducing the weekly grocery bill.

I thought it was interesting to read at the … Read More →

Eating out of the freezer/pantry…continued.

Posted by in In the Kitchen on 15. Feb, 2010 | 11 Comments

After a month of eating out of the pantry/freezer we have finally started to see a noticeable difference in our stores…
Our chest freezer was full a month ago and is now about half empty. I went through it fairly methodically a few days ago to see what I had left:

1) 7 of our home grown … Read More →

One teabag left!

Posted by in Food, In the Kitchen on 04. Jan, 2010 | 0 Comments

My title says it all…I have one teabag left (and one mint teabag for Chris).  Please see my post below about eating from pantry and freezer if you are really confused!

It took me a month and I had fun a few times trying to guess the “mystery” tea.  I still don’t know what one kind … Read More →

Some of our space saving upgrades…

Posted by in Household on 04. Jan, 2010 | 0 Comments

I’ve been late posting our pictures from when we implemented some space saving upgrades to our tiny house…anybody who has lived in small quarters will appreciate that function often precedes form in one’s goals!

The microwave shelf…the microwave used to sit beside the KitchenAid and under the toaster.

Wine rack and fruit basket. Below: a heavy duty … Read More →

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