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Week 49: Oxtail Vegetable SoupThis hearty beef soup will perfume your entire kitchen while cooking. It uses savory herbs and spices; lemongrass, cinnnamon and star anise, to create a delicious and unusual winter soup.
Finding a Replacement Elke Hutchens Doll?Finding a replacement of a Elke Hutchens doll made 25 years ago can definitely be a challenge. You can post a specific request online and contact doll forums. You may want to have the broken doll repaired.
Value of a Zenith Cabinet Turntable and Radio?My grandma let me have this Zenith turntable/radio after my great grandpa past away. She says she doesn't know exactly how old it is, but she does remember seeing it when she was at least five years old. I was wondering how old it might be and what's it worth.
Increasing Hair Growth Rate?How can you grow hair really fast? My friend has trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder) and is really insecure about it. I really want to help her.
Using Landscape Fabric?What is the best landscape fabric? What do you use?
Identifying Small C Shaped String Like Bugs?At first I found a few small (needed a mag glass to see em) black string like small, C shaped type bugs. Then the string bugs grew to look like string fuzz. Spraying and cleaning has done nothing. They are everywhere. They are not carpet beetles. I have searched the net to no avail. The only thing I can think of is they came from a thrift store, as my husband brings stuff home all the time.
Kenmore Sewing Machine Not Running?I accidentally pulled the electric cord connection out of my Kenmore sewing machine. After plugging it back in, there seems to be absolutely no power to the sewing machine. There is no noise whatsoever. The wall outlet is fine and the cords look okay. There is no off/on switch for this sewing machine. You just push on the pedal when ready to sew. Any suggestions?
Identifying an Old Reel Mower?We are having trouble identifying the make of this reel mower. It has steel wheels and a name on the handle S- - -s, which is hard to make out. Any thoughts?
Value of a Bassett Bedroom Set?I have this Bassett Furniture bedroom set and I can't find it anywhere on line. I want to know the value and the style.
Repairing an Olympia Reporter Electric Typerwriter?This Olympia Reporter electric typewriter was working perfectly when last used 25+ years ago. However, when plugging it in now and turning it on, there's a humming noise, but the keys only move up part way (ie. not far enough to strike the page).
Name for a Website Selling Home Accessories?I need your recommendation for website name for a business selling home accessories including plastic equipment/frames/tableware/food and drink ware.
Dyeing Hair After Bleaching?I went the hairdresser's yesterday to have my hair changed to blonde they bleached it, but it's lighter than I wanted. It's light grey and in places yellow. I was wondering is it safe to put a box dye on today to make the colour less bright and to make it all one colour?
Getting Mom to Show You How to Shave?I keep asking my mom to let me shave and she said yes and got me a razor and shaving cream. She told me that she would show me how, but never did. And I keep bringing it up and she keeps forgetting. How do I remind her again because I dont like talking about shaving that much?
Identifying a Lump on a Dog?I found a lump on my dog's side by his armpit. It's red, hard, and tender to the touch. He is heathy, plays, eats, and drinks. He is a 6 year old German Shepherd Rottweiler mix.
Stitch Selection Dial on Kenmore Machine Not Working?My Kenmore 385 will not switch to other stitches. You can turn the dial and it moves easily, but is not engaging to switch stitches. Can this be repaired?
Removing Melted Soy Candle Wax from a Cat's Fur?My short haired Russian Blue dumped soy wax from a burner on her head. Her eyes are fine, but the wax has hardened like a brick on top of her head and ears. I tried ice, coconut oil, mineral oil, and vegetable oil. Kitty's head and ears now very slick brick. Is soy wax different from the regular candle wax? I am frantic. Kitty is still purring.
Repairing a Light Fixture?I took a light fixture down to clean it, when I returned it I tightened the center bolt until it tore through the positive wire and blew the breaker. I cut off the burnt wire, stripped it, and rewired it. Now it won't work! It will work with white wire to white but won't switch on-off, red hot won't work at all (that's the wire that was cut).
Value of an Antique Sideboard?I found this sideboard at an estate sale. It is in pristine condition. I was curious what it is worth. I picked it up for nearly nothing. It has a felt drawer organizer in it, I am assuming for silverware. I have never seen one with that in it. I'm curious of the maker, age, and such.
Bureau Drawers Stuck?Two of the drawers of my father's roll top bureau are stuck. The drawers have hooks at the back. I have taken the bottom 2 drawers out and can see a piece of wood with a horizontal bit sticking out to the side. I have reached in with my arm and released the drawers, but they got stuck again. Any ideas about how to keep them from locking?