Monday, April 9, 2012

Well, call me Susie Homemaker

Wow, y'all. I'm in awe of myself right now.

Got home from work, made a frittata. It turned out delicious!

After dinner, I made strawberry rhubarb freezer jam - with rhubarb I picked from my own backyard! It's resting now, so I don't know how it tastes....but there's enough sugar in it that it's got to be good. Also, I did not make a hugely gigantic mess, despite not having any proper canning gear.

While the jam was going, I also made homemade fire starters, using dryer lint, egg cartons, and wax. Oh, yes. I have become that person. After testing them out, I may even sell them on Etsy. Isn't that the pinnacle of financial smarts - selling my used dyer lint on a crafty website?!

I'm really liking this urban homesteader kick. If you've got any blog or book recommendations for me, please send them my way!


  1. Sounds like you are having a wonderful time trying new stuff around the house.

    Out of curiosity and ignorance, by fire starters, do you mean something that can replace matches. If not, what are they used for? I'm thinking fireworks if not matches.

  2. That sounds like so much fun! I was also curious what fire starters are.

  3. The fire starters are like kindling - something that will catch easily and burn long enough for your larger sticks or split logs to catch. Since they're made out of entirely recycled materials, they're way better than using toilet paper or paper towels, and they burn cleanly unlike leaves which are super smoky. There's a tutorial here.


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