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Got this great and easy recipe for making mayonnaise from a friend. It takes about 2 - 4 minutes from start to finish. Ingredients: 2 eggs 3/4 tsp. salt 1 T. vinegar 2 cups of oil
Take your first 3 ingredients, and put them into a food processor with the large steel 'S' blade. Process for 30 seconds. With processor going, slowly poor oil into feed tube in a steady stream. When oil is all gone process for about another 5 seconds, and you're done!
You will have 2 1/2 cups rich creamy mayonnaise with no sugar, preservatives, or anything you cannot pronounce. It will last 2 weeks in your fridge in a closed container.
The cost of a jar of mayonnaise in my area is about $4.00 - 6.00 dollars. This costs about .45 cents to make.
This recipe is so yummy, it got me to eat eggplant! Takes all of about 20 minutes from start to eating.
Ingredients: 1 medium eggplant, sliced 1/2 inch thick pieces 2 T. olive oil pasta of your choice salt & pepper 2 teaspoons of red wine vinegar 6 cups of fresh, washed spinach 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup ricotta, low fat is fine onion, sliced thin sliced bella mushrooms, about 6 can diced tomatoes, or you can use fresh crushed red pepper, to taste IMG_6902 by HRSG, on Flickr
Directions: Heat oil in skillet. Add eggplant, salt, pepper. Cook till tender. Put on cutting board and cut into bite size pieces. Cook pasta, and drain. Add eggplant spinach, vinegar, tomatoes, salt, pepper and red pepper to hot pasta and toss to combine. Serve immediately topped with ricotta. IMG_6904 by HRSG, on Flickr
Friend asked me if I could restore an old card catalog. He wanted to surprise his wife, and dear friend, for her birthday. Although I've never done a restoration on this scale, I was excited to give it a go.
It is a Remington Rand card catalog that he found on Craigslist. The person who had it, had painted it this red, white and blue. cab1 by HRSG, on Flickr
Once stripped, the wood must have been very dry when they painted. You can see the white paint had soaked into the wood. You can also see there was a change in the hardware from the drawer fronts, where they used wood putty. cab2 by HRSG, on Flickr
All stripped and sanded, then did some conditioning to the wood before staining. cab3 by HRSG, on Flickr
Because there was hardware missing I found some similar brass pieces to use on Etsy. Then I started putting it all back together. cab4 by HRSG, on Flickr
Though the cabinet has flaws in the wood from neglect, paint and whatever, it is still a beautiful piece of history. I really enjoyed doing this project for my friend. Finished! cab5 by HRSG, on Flickr
Even found some old library cards to use in one of the drawers. cab6 by HRSG, on Flickr
This took me a total of about 15 hours to complete. I would like to tackle something similar again sometime. Thanks for checking it out
Was in the Snarky Housewives swap, and made this for Onyxnox.
She and her husband like the Honeymooners, as well as gin and tonic. from there it was just a mtter of coming up with the perfect way to display my idea. Then I found these two tiny canvases (3x3), with easels. The tiny Barbie phones were from Etsy. IMG_6829 by HRSG, on Flickr
In the IYP pottermouth asked me to swap, exciting! As soon as I agreed I decided not to do anything Potter. I've never read the books or seen the movies, and would not know what was appropriate. Well, that flew out the window.