Minimalist kitchen: New uses for the strawberry huller

I love my strawberry huller. It is great for removing the green tops from strawberries without having to waste a lot of the small berry. It’s also great for removing the eyes from fresh pineapples.  If you don’t have one, you should think about getting one.

How many of you are guilty of letting vegetables go past their prime? I had planned to make roasted chicken with root vegetables for dinner tonight (more on that tomorrow) and discovered that my potatoes had “eyed-over”. Pineapples eyes are just like potato eyes, right?

The potato eyes can then be thrown into your compost bin. (For more on how to urban- compost in your apartment, check out this post.)

Comment love: Do you use a strawberry huller? Do you have any other uses for it?

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update: Thirty before 30

I fully intended to update you on the progress of my TB30 list the day after my 30th birthday (which was about 2 months ago). Better late than never, huh?

Although I wasn’t able to finish everything on my list, it was still loads of fun trying to.

Here’s a repost of my TB30 list with some added commentary from yours truly. Continue reading

5-minute plastic bag ice cream

I’m not sure what my obsession this summer with ice cream is all about, but for some reason, I keep Googling different ways to make ice cream So, far this summer, I have made mango ice cream, strawberry ice cream (both in the Vitamix), green tea ice cream and sesame seed ice cream (both on the stove and by mixing my hand) and my latest adventure yesterday was “How to make 5-minute plastic bag ice cream”. Here are the simple list of ingredients: Continue reading

summer DIY projects

Today I started feeding my DIY composting bins.Picture 001

So far I have put in shredded newspaper (soy-based ink), banana peels, garlic skins, strawberry hulls, hair from the carpet, used paper towels, leaves from under the carport, dryer lint and the hard outside of a cauliflower (all chopped up of course).

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Here are a couple of pictures of the process of making DIY composting bins. Continue reading