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Kitchen Rehab

Kitchen Rehab

Nothing much has been happening around here lately so I haven’t been updating this blog as often as I’d like to be. I know, shame on me! I should probably be punished. However, a couple weeks ago something awesome happened. Wait for it…. We ordered our kitchen cabinets! That deserves a thousand exclamation points but
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Homemade Butter

Homemade Butter

What do you get when you combine whipping cream, a mixer, and 10 minutes? Homemade butter!! I don’t recall where this stemmed from but several weeks ago I got it into my head that I wanted to make butter (I swear I was meant to be born 100 years ago sometimes). Whenever I come across
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Kickstarter Campaign

Kickstarter Campaign

So, I’ve been a graphic artist for a good number of years. Some of it has paid the bills but most of my graphic work was for my own benefit. I’m not a master, pro, or whatever you want to throw out there, but I really enjoy  the creative process. There has been many nights
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Grilled Peppers Recipe

Grilled Peppers Recipe

Aside from eating sweet peppers raw, my next favorite way to eat them is cooked on the grill. The heat really brings out some great flavors in peppers when cooked. Summer is the time for grilling, and with the high temps we’ve been having this month, who wants to heat up the house with the
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Lemon Cucumber Update

Lemon Cucumber Update

I knew that as soon as I posted about the lemon cucumber plant taking forever to fruit that it wouldn’t be long for it to start producing. If you like bite sized cucumbers, you’ll love this plant. Not only does it pack thousands of buds on such a small plant, the cute little lemon cukes
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Tomato Hornworm, Gasp!

Tomato Hornworm, Gasp!

I swear this has been a very strange year for bugs. I’m seeing so many insects that I’ve never seen before in the garden. At least this new one I’ve come across couldn’t fly and chase me around the yard. As always I was out in the garden checking on my vegetables, hoping that I’d
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Peach Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Peach Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Don’t miss out on the fun! Join TwoStudsandAHammer.com on facebook for more inspiration,  ideas and photos. I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for useful kitchen gadgets. We don’t have many but the few that we do have get used a lot. I’m usually not impressed with most of the gadgets out there since they’re usually
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Seed Saving Containers

Seed Saving Containers

Here’s another “don’t throw that away” tip for you. If you haven’t figured out by now, I don’t like throwing things away. If I have a feeling it can be used for something else rather than sitting in a landfill I’ll save it until I can figure out its new purpose. A lot of us
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Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary

My how time flys! As of the first of July we’ll have been in this work-in-progress home for a year already. I thought it’d be an appropriate time to give the blog a face-lift in celebration. You like? Sadly not much work has been done on the house, at least not on the inside. Right
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Ripe Avocado Test

Ripe Avocado Test

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve purchased a bag of avocados from Costco only to have them go from not ripe to moldy in what seem like a day. Ok, that may be a slight exaggeration. I always have the best intentions to use them to make guacamole, but if I have to
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