Recipe Doubling Guide

I have had a few people asking me to post my recipe doubling guide in an easier format. I am pretty sure that now that I am using WordPress I can do so… So here goes nothing:

RECIPE DOUBLING GUIDE

For those of you who don’t know what this AMAZING piece of paper is, BRACE YOURSELF! 😉 It takes a measurement of something and then shows you what it is if you want to double your recipe…  UP TO 6X’s!!! So say you have a wonderful muffin recipe that yields 1 dozen but you have a bajillion kids like me and need 6 dozen. Well, you just look at the “6 column”. Which saves you from having to convert 23 ingredients x6 while 3 kids are begging to lick the spoon, 2 kids are hanging from the pot rack, 1 kid is eating dog food off the floor and yet 2 more have dumped the entire 25 pound bag of flour onto the kitchen floor and are proceeding to make indoor snow angels. Not that has EVER happened in this quaint and quiet abode…cough, cough. Which will save you from ruining 72 muffins because you forget to sextuple the baking powder amount. Again, not that this has ever happened in real life. Totally hypothetically, of course!

For example if you need to use 3 T of cinnamon in one batch you would need 1 cup + 2 T in 6 batches.

Seriously, it’s life changing I tell you. Life. Changing.

Especially if you’re a larger family and double (or triple or quadruple) EVERYTHING.

Back to Eden Garden Update – July 2015

On June 10th I posted THIS VIDEO and was preparing to convert our regular (tilled) garden into a deep mulch/no till garden using the Back to Eden technique.

I started adding mulch soon after and didn’t quite get it finished. I got about 1/2 to 1/3 of the garden mulched in with wood chips before things started to take off and get to the point where spreading mulch wasn’t very easy anymore.  Because of the some of the garden was a deep mulch garden and the other a traditional garden.  Seeing the two variations side by side was awesome. The mulch REALLY did make a big difference in the time spent weeding and watering (I haven’t watered ONCE this year).

I still did have some issues with squash bugs and cucumber beetles but I only lost 3-4 plants because of them and I expect to loose some each year as I do not spray or use any chemical (organic or not) on my garden.

All in all I am very pleased with the way it has turned out and how well the garden has been maintaining itself this year.  To see it yourself I took a little video of it while picking beans last night.

DIY Foaming Hand Soap

Lets face it, ladies… foaming hand soap is WAY easier than the goopey liquid hand soap and is much easier for kids to use.

But it also is used up a lot faster. Which makes it more expensive.

Here is a little trick I started doing several years ago that saves me quite a bit of money and I only have to buy soap about once a year or so!

Basically foaming hand soap is essentially regular liquid soap and water in a special pump.  For the last couple of years I have been making it by mixing NON-antibacterial liquid soap from SAMs and water inside of a foaming hand soap bottle. BOOM. DONE. Money saved. You’re welcome!

I talk about WHY I choose a NON anti-bacterial soap in the video and HERE is the article that explains it a bit more scientifically.

Welcome to the NEW www.AFarmhouseFull.com

So I have made the decision to jump on the wordpress bandwagon and I am COMPLETELY over my head. But like most things in my life I will figure it out as I go.  I am planning on doing “Throwback Thursdays” and posting old blog posts from my previous blogs for you to enjoy and adding new blog posts (hopefully weekly). Bear with me as I get used to the new format!