Author Archives: Headmistress

News

This is just for fun, but a survey of British vegetarians finds that 1/3 of them eat meat when they get drunk.   Not at all funny: Puerto Rico may be without electricity for four to six months.  Things are really, really bad. Earthquake in Mexico kills over 200 people (so far) In Miami, one […]

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small things

I love this kitchen tip- put a quarter on top of a cup of ice in your freezer if the quarter ever drops down in the cup you will know that your freezer has thawed and then refrozen. It’s a good tip.  But it’s interesting the assumption that most people aren’t going to notice. I’ve […]

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Bird’s Nest Fern

Asplenium nidus, ‘Birds nest fern’ I can not turn these pictures the right way. I don’t know why my phone and the blog are conspiring against me so, but they are. It’s a nifty plant- the leaves are thick, lush, green, grow closely together, leaving, however, a sweet little secret spot in the dead center- […]

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REview: Stranger in a Strange Land

If you know the term grok, then  you have either read this book or know somebody who has, or of course know somebody who knows somebody who knows somebody… I would have said I had not read this one of Heinlein’s.  I would have been wrong. It’s the weirdest thing.  Because I definitely read it, […]

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Kitchen Items I Brought With Me to the Philippines

I have a butter slicer similar to this one, only mine belonged to my grandmother and I have had it for probably 20 years. I use it a few times a week.  I like it so much, I included it in the small number of items I brought from home to the Philippines.  I hardly […]

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