Author: HTV9

  • Electrolyte Drink Ice Cubes

    Electrolyte Drink Ice Cubes

    This was a bit of an experiment. I mixed the usual electrolyte mix that I shake up with water with a little bit of bottled lemon juice and poured it into an ice cube tray to freeze. Several hours later, the cubes are in the glass of water at my elbow. And it’s spectacularly good.…

  • A Shameless Plug For Krystal UK

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    This is a plug for the website hosting company and domain registration service that I’m using. I’m not getting paid to say this. Their business practices are, as far as I can tell from the US, aboveboard and as green as it gets. It is about twice the price of competing services in the US,…

  • Water Conserving In Potted Plants

    Water Conserving In Potted Plants

    This is a pepper plant. I ripped up paper sandwich bags to top the soil and covered that with some mulch. You could probably use grocery bags and ripped up cardboard instead but oddly, I had none. The real heat of the Texas summer hasn’t hit yet but so far it seems to be helping…

  • Pond?

    Pond?

    This black plastic pot liner thing is my version of a birdbath and water feature. It fills with rain, and sometimes I dump it out and wash it with the hose by jamming my thumb in the hose end to create more pressure from the hose. When it dries out for weeks or a month…

  • Microwaved Vegan Cheese Sandwich

    Microwaved Vegan Cheese Sandwich

    This is what a microwaved vegan cheese sandwich looks like. The cheese is a brand I choose not to name, as I suspect many will behave like this one. As you can see, it’s melted. I’ve had experience with vegan cheeses in just about everything else, and they often refuse to melt, particularly in a…

  • An Attempt At Reusable Kitchen Washcloths

    An Attempt At Reusable Kitchen Washcloths

    This might not be the most accessible post but it is what it is. Here was my idea: what if I cleaned up the washcloths already in the kitchen, sterilized them, then kept them in the kitchen and used them only to clean said kitchen and its surfaces, cleaning them in the dishwasher in between?…

  • News regarding upcoming book

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    Due to surprise circumstances, I will be releasing the book not in a year since I started the blog but four or five years from now or so. The reason is as follows: it’s a lot better than I thought. This way I can also cram a lot more in there and a lot more…

  • Cereal Box Cord Organizer Design 1

    Cereal Box Cord Organizer Design 1

    The other day my husband tripped on all the cords coming out of this octopus type multi-charger thing. Not for the first time. Since that’s a safety hazard I decided enough was enough. Here’s what I did: 1. Grabbed a pair of scissors and a small serrated blade knife 2. Cut the box down along…

  • Lemonade Cold Brew

    Lemonade Cold Brew

    The original idea here was to fill up ice cube trays with undiluted lemon juice and sugar mix but the ice cube trays aren’t clean now so that’s out. So here’s what’s going on. This contains the juice of 1 lemon freshly squeezed, about 2 tablespoons of sugar, some tap water to fill up to…

  • No-Sew T-Shirt Bag

    No-Sew T-Shirt Bag

    Here’s a T-shirt that is super worn out. There are a bunch of tutorials online for making sewn T-shirt shopping bags to replace plastic/paper ones, so I initially thought I’d try that. Then I realized due to no sewing machine that would take about five hours per bag, hand sewing. No thanks. Here’s what I…