Sunday, August 26, 2012

Oven Roasted Veggies.

I love roasted veggies on the grill, but since I can't always make them, I roast mine in the oven. This recipe is really easy to make. If you don't like your veggies plain then add them to some couscous, mac & cheese, pasta or rice, and top it off with your favorite cheese.

1 whole zucchini squash.
1 whole yellow squash.
1/2 small or med. red onion.
1- 8oz or larger container small porta bella or regular mushrooms. (If using porta bellas, clean and peel off the outer "skin", remove stems)
1 large broccoli crown. 
Fresh ground sea salt and black pepper to taste.
Onion powder to taste.
Garlic powder to taste.
I sometimes like to add "Spike" Original seasoning, found in health food stores. 
All the seasonings are to your taste, add as much as you like.
Olive oil. 

Clean and dry all veggies. Cut zucchini and yellow squash into 1/4 " slices. Cut onion and mushrooms into chunks. Cut broccoli tops off and slice each piece in halves or don't want thick broccoli pieces. Place all in a large bowl, add about 1/4 cup olive oil...or you can just pour some on and mix it all up. Make sure all veggies are covered with olive oil and then add your spices to your taste and mix again. I don't measure the oil or spices, it's what ever you like. Pre-heat oven to 350 or 370 depending upon what kind of oven you have. I would not go above 370 in any oven. Place all seasoned veggies into a 13"x9"x2" glass baking dish. [DO NOT GREASE DISH OR ADD WATER.] Spread veggies evenly around baking dish and bake uncovered for 30 minutes....MIX veggies after first 15 minutes and continue cooking for 15 more. Remove from oven. 
Serves: 2 to 4 people. 


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Fruit Fly Problems

fruit fly problems? Pour some balsamic vinegar in a small bowl, put plastic wrap tightly over the top, and poke holes in it. Place near fruit flies, it will attract and kill the fruit flies.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Simple Ways to Organize Your Collection of Earrings.

Simple Ways to Organize Your Collection of Earrings.

So, your collection of sterling silver earrings is growing and you desperately need ideas on how to organize and store the earrings. You are also spending way too much time trying to find a matching pair of earrings in your jewelry box drawers and you are already late for work. Well, here are some tips that even those on a tight budget can follow.

1. By using a really cute wine glass, teacup, or even shot glasses if you are a collector, you can organize your earrings, by hanging your French hook earrings onto the cup or glass as display.

2. You can also use large or small buttons that can hold up to one or two pairs of earrings.

3. If you are lucky enough to come across a fireplace screen, they can be used as well for organizing jewelry. You can decorate the fire screen a new coat of paint, ribbons or buttons any thing that will add your own special flair to the item to compliment your bedroom or bathroom.

4. Mesh organizers from the office supply area of your favorite department or office supply store can easily be used for organizing a great many of your earrings.

5. With hoop earrings, you can lock the earrings together by placing the open hoop into the closed hoop and securing the clasp, thereby keeping each of the set together to prevent loss.

6. You can also staple either a piece of cross stitch fabric, lacy material or a window screen cut to fit to an old picture frame without the glass. Place your earring into the holes already provided and attach the back of the earring on the other side. This method also works wonderfully well for hook earrings.

7. Ice cube trays are also great for organizing and storing your earrings. Place a pair of earrings in each of the cube spaces. The trays are stackable and fit into most drawers.