Dandelion Fritter Recipe

Since I listened to the Ologies podcast foraging episode, I've searched for edible foliage in my neighborhood, in forests, and on mountains. I didn't realize that I just needed to only look as far as my backyard/the greenbelt next to our house. The ancient Mayan and Incas ate them raw, straight from the ground, mostly …

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How to Compost When you Don’t Have the Room or Resources

Since Malcolm and I moved into this house, we have nurtured a compost pile in our backyard. This had been my dream for years because I always felt so guilty throwing away food scraps that can be reused for providing nutrients to soil. When I lived in apartments or houses without room for a compost …

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Cheap Tricks: DIY Dry Shampoo that Smells Like Mint Chocolate Chip

A few years ago, I stumbled upon a three ingredient recipe for dry shampoo that I could make at home. I have very fine hair and not a lot of it, so when there's a teensy amount of grease, my head looks as if I haven't showered for quite some time. Then I found dry …

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Cheap Tricks: Holiday Greenery

I am usually very frugal. I put a lot of energy towards finding the best bargain or deal because the thrill of the sale is real. This trick has been thrilling and unexpected. And free! A wild windstorm tore through Colorado Springs a few days ago. 90 - 100 mile an hour winds we reported …

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Cheap Tricks: How to Gift Wrap with Thrifted Materials

I have written a few times about saving on gift wrap. This year, I’m challenging myself to wrap my holiday presents using nothing but materials from a thrift store. Tins, cigar boxes, or any vintage container adds a personal touch without having to buy boxes or bags from a big store for full price. There …

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Cheap Tricks: How to Propagate Herbs from Pho Takeout

For most of my life, I've been a money saver instead of spender. I will put so much energy into saving a buck because why would I pay full price for something I can get in other ways? Enter propagating herbs from pho takeout. You know the herbs that come with takeout pho? The cilantro, …

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