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Castor Oil Mole RepellantMoles don't like castor oil. Try this solution and be sure to let us know whether it was successful.
Unsticking Stuck MarshmallowsPut a little cornstarch or powdered sugar in the bag of marshmallows if they are stuck together. Then pull them apart with your hands. They should come apart more easily and be less likely to stick together the next time you go to use them.
Slicing MushroomsUse an egg slicer to slice fresh mushrooms. It's quick and makes nice, even slices that are the perfect thickness for most recipes. Mushroom slices that have a uniform thickness will cook evenly.
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Preparing Cantelope, Honeydew Melon and Watermelon for SaladWhen slicing up melon use a melon baller, teaspoon or small ice cream scoop to scoop out bite sized pieces. You get nice, round, bite sized pieces.
Jelly Making Prices Seem High?Does anyone else think that the price of jelly-making is too high? I bought a package of surejell today for 2.29. I bought this in addition to the sugar and the canning lids. I picked the grapes for free, but many people buy their fruit for jelly-making. I read in the instructions that one package will make 8 cups of grape jelly. I read on the ingredient label that what I am buying (1.75 oz) is Dextrose (some kind of sugar), fumaric acid, and fruit pectin. 2.29 seems way too high for what I'm getting.
Does anyone have an alternative for making jelly, or a cheaper source of buying the fruit pectin? Thanks--Paula in Waco.
Fabric Scarf Instructions?I'm looking for instructions on how to sew fabric scarves that are cut on the bias and sewn in 5 layers. Cut then washed to fray. Thanks,
Mels from Canada
Grocery Shopping? Food Budget?Ok, I think I spend a lot on groceries. About 400 to 500 dollars a month for a family of 3 (and that's not counting eating out a few times a month!). I am pretty sure this is quite high? More than that, we are living paycheck to paycheck and I want to have some savings. Our child is now 4 and I am wondering what you folks do to cut costs? What would be a more reasonable food budget? And what are some tips for planning meals, grocery lists, etc. I really don't know where to start on this but this seems like the right place to look, I have already found some useful tips on this site.
Information about Hymenosporum Flavums (Frangipani)?My neighbors want to top about 10 of my Hymenosporum Flavums. I've been told it's bad to top this Frangipani as it is likely to die within two years after topping. Is this correct?
Keeping Foxes out of My Garden?How do I keep foxes out of my garden?
Sheets Have Little Balls of Lint After Drying?Help. I have sheets for my daughters room (disney) and it seems that in (one area only) the sheet material has balled up and is rough to lay on. I know that if it had lint I would take tape and go over the area and that would remove it. But does anyone know the best way to remove these little balls from the sheet without damage.