Thrift


Tips For Healthy Cooking and Baking 1

Believe it or not, I come to my own page regularly to look at my favorite recipes and tips. So this page is a way to keep track of some healthy tips I use regularly in the kitchen. I plan to keep updating it as I find more tips and […]


Lemon, Lime and Onion Scrubbies 1

I saw this somewhere on the internet and thought it was a great idea. As far as I know I can’t recycle those mesh bags that lemons, limes and onions come in. So I have been saving them to make dish scrubbies. I use about 4-6 bags to make one […]


“Canning” on the Go

I have discovered the perfect To-Go container.  I can cook up some hot breakfast, dump it in a canning jar, screw the lid on tight and by the time I leave for work it is temporarily sealed by the vacuum created as it cools off. No more spills in my […]


Free Range Potatoes

The potato scraps we planted a couple months ago starting wilting and dying down, so it was time to check out what was hanging out below the surface. We were not surprised to find, potatoes! Steve holding up a successful potato harvest! See how the potatoes grow further up the plant […]


Seasonal Smoothies

We live in New England where air conditioning is becoming more common, but we don’t have any. Luckily we do have a blender and plenty of ice cube trays. Combine that with fresh fruit, organic yogurt, honey and ice tea and relief is a button away from giving you a […]


T-shirt Tote 1

I’ve been planning to convert some free XL t-shirts to tote bags. I finally had time to do it. This takes 5 minutes. 1. Sew the bottom of the t-shirt shut so that the sleeve holes line up one on top of the other (like the shirt is flattened sideways). […]


Goodbye Teddy

You can see it is squeezed into a rectangle now. After making the curtains out of table linens, I was on a roll. I pulled out some more of my remnant cloth from the thrift store and decided to hide the bears. The pillow teddies. It was very kind of the […]


Table Linens Can Be Curtains

Yesterday at the Emerald House yard sale I bought a bunch of stuff for a grand total of $2. Among the treasures were some old table linens. Four napkins and matching placemats. They weren’t bad to look at, but I hardly ever use napkins and placemats and I liked the […]


Forget About These Three Root Vegetables

Here are three root vegetables that are super easy to grow…from your kitchen scraps. That’s an investment of zero dollars to get this project started. Literally you can plant them and forget about them, but with a little care you can have a bumper crop of garlic or potatoes, maybe […]


Dishwasher Detergent Redux

So after using the home-made powdered dishwasher detergent, I can say I like it and it works. Unfortunately I live on cape cod and the humidity that is spring and summer is rearing its ugly head. I have clumpy dishwasher detergent. So it is time to try something new, liquid […]