Sunday, January 27, 2013

I think I'm back....

Hiya.  Still with me?  I keep saying I'm coming back to blogging, and especially to reading and commenting on the delicious posts from my fellow bloggers... and then I disappear again. Oy! (an expression I learned from the kiwi grandbaby).  But I think I'm back.  I think I'm back.  You know, like the Little Train that Could.  Anyways, for the past six weeks, our house had been full of guests, and the vacuum cleaner had been stuffed with Cheerios that fell from the chubby fists of Miss fat and sassy.  Chasing a crumb cruncher around the house sure can make you feel young again--until the end of the day, that is, when you collapse into a middle-aged puddle of exhaustion.  Waaahh!  I really AM a granny.

Even sadder, all our dear visitors have flown back to their own nests and our dulce domum is very quiet.  I miss everyone, especially the baby.  Waaahh!  But, as my mother used to love to say, SPS (self-pity stinks).  Oy!

So, here are a couple of makey-makies I've been working on to help me snap out of it:

Homemade vanilla extract - how-to is here.  I have it on good authority that once you make this, you'll never go back to the store-bought kind.  My daughter-in-law makes her own.  I trust her taste and judgment.

Homemade 18th century style leaven - a very cool how-to is here

 Homemade red wine vinegar - a great way to re-purpose leftover red wine.  How-to is here. Supposedly it's so good that there's no comparison with store-bought.  We'll see.  In case you're wondering what that strange thing is sticking out of the wine bottle, it's a stopper made out of deer antler.  Eeep!  I love it.

Bye for now.  I hope to be back later this week with another post.  I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...


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