Growing up very close to Cheaha Mountain there were plenty of CC roads to explore. I never really put it together until a few years ago on what exactly these dirt roads were and how they were created. Not sure what a CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) State Park is either? Alabama has a few, so check them out. Your great grandfather may have worked at the CCC camps.
More to come about our trip we took over the weekend. In the mean time brush up on just what the CCC was during its time.
Overnight soak 1/2 cup mustard seeds 1/2 cup dry white wine, 1/4 cup water and 3 tablespoons Apple cider vinegar. Stay tuned for additional info added to this post tomorrow.
Update: Next morning mix all of the following in a food processor.
Seed mixture from yesterday, 4 teaspoons honey or maple syrup, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric, a pinch of salt and some ground pepper. Blend until fully processed.
Place finished product in a hot and sterile jar. Keeps in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.
This mustard is quite spicy and I believe more original than the yellow stuff we buy at the store. I’ll keep looking through my old cookbooks and see what else I can find for us to recreate.
Let’s try a little test to see how much my electric bill goes down. The trick will be dealing with all the rain we’ve been getting here lately. I found this clothes dryer at Dirt Cheap for only $7 which to me seems like a deal. I added a umbrella stand so that we don’t have to cement it into the ground. Plus now it’s portable and I can move it to the porch if it rains. 35 years ago this was the only kind of clothes dryer that I had. Money was tight and I was young so I had to save every way that I could. Drying clothes in the winter was fun especially if it went below freezing during the day.
Staystay tuned for a monthly savings update.
Sunday there were two and now there are four! I was surprised that they didn’t seem to mind me looking, but I’ll give them their distance…they should be out by the time the figs are ripe.
What does a spice jar, electric tea lite and some string have in common?
Spice jar, battery tea lite and some string.
Can you imagine a time traveling when your luggage made a statement!
Just a little something for Sunday. I have a slight obsession with all things vintage and especially travel. Over the past couple years I’ve found a few of these hard sided suitcases and a couple train cases that I couldn’t leave behind. In 2014 we’re happy packing our clothes and belongings into some type of carrier that meets weight and size restriction. We want our luggage to survive what ever it may face once it leaves our hands headed for TSA. These suitcases that I’ve found are well traveled and looks to have been loved by their owners and treated with respect by airline luggage handlers. I wonder what stories they could tell?
A few years ago I was using a liquid laundry detergent that I made. I thought about doing this again but now I have a new HE front loading washer. A little research later here’s what I’m testing right now: 1 cup each: borax, washing soda, oxy booster, Purex crystals and one bar Felsnaptha. More to come after a few loads of laundry.