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  1. This is an old thread, but the same people are still running the magazine.
  2. I have no advice, but some time ago I ran across this article re: a Wendell Berry farm school.
  3. So...I just went over to the Goodreads Choice Awards to see who'd won and guess who topped nonfiction?
  4. I have one of these and I rarely have to stop the bowl to scrape. You do need to avoid trying to beat frozen butter using the BeaterBlade though. It will break the paddle...
  5. That must be a ymmv thing. I've had mine for 20+ years and I always put everything in the dishwasher. Attachments are still fine.
  6. I won a Magimax in a blog contest several years ago, and when I saw how pricey they were I said that I'd NEVER replace the thing if it broke. Then I started using it. And now I would save up my pennies to get another one.
  7. On alternate years, we pick a food theme and go with that. We've done Indian food, carnitas with homemade tortillas, Italian food (different types of lasagnas, good bread, salad). On those years my siblings & I do most of the food prep, and we pick recipes that can be largely done ahead. My only caveat is to not overdo. We did Indian the first year and we were so excited about the whole idea that we made waaaaaay too much food & we picked too many time consuming recipes. It was really yummy though!
  8. I have these in black. There is a barely there heel, so I don't know if that would work for you or not. Rothy's might work as well. I haven't tried them b/c I'm not working yet & they're kind of pricey for how little I'd use them. My favorites have been Kigos, but they don't have plain black any more.
  9. What light are you using? I think I need one especially as the days are shortening, but the number of choices are overwhelming when I start searching.
  10. I have always found the comparison of the hourly wages paid plumbers or accountants to the hourly wages of caregivers to be bizarre. I think we've paid a plumber twice to do work on our house in the 20 years we've lived here for a total of well under $2000. If I had had my kids in daycare I would have had to pay a minimum of 40 hours/week 50-52 weeks/year until they were in school and then 40+ hours/week during the summer and holidays & before/after school for the rest of the year. For ONE year at even $10/hour, I'd pay $20,000+. I can manage to pay a plumber a high hourly rate because I rarely have to do so, but if a daycare charged those hourly rates virtually no one would be able to afford it.
  11. That's a great idea! I don't use mine very much at home, but it would be fantastic for travel.
  12. I'd take my own cold brew in a glass jar. Dh has used a pour over system when camping & has liked it.
  13. The paintball store fills it for him. I think it initially cost $30 for a canister that is substantially larger than the soda stream ones & then it's only $3 or $4 to refill. Dh found a paintball place before buying the adapter. I think the second place he tried was good with doing it. He ended up buying 2 canisters so that he always has a full one. (He uses it A LOT.) He has a couple of 1/2 liter bottles and a few 1 liter bottles, so he's never transferred anything, but as long as you have a lid that seals tightly I don't know why it would be a problem to divide or to pour into glass instead. I just opened a bottle he made a couple of days ago and there was still plenty of fizz, and I am picky about needing lots of fizz. You can add as much fizz as you want though, so you might have to experiment to see how many presses of the button work best for you. The water should be cold when you fizz and do NOT add flavoring before you fizz. Dh tried that once--huge mess.
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