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  • Exeter, CA
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Earth Mama, Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker, Fill in the Blank
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Suburban Homesteader
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My husband and I, along with our plethora of pets live in an old Victorian farmhouse in California where we enjoy gardening, cooking, canning, various projects, and enjoying the simple life. I also write a column on homesteading for the local paper, detailing our latest escapades.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Last night it was homemade vegetable curry, rice, and naan.
Currently reading:
Everything, but especially gardening books and mystery novels.
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The 1920s Radio Network
My latest DIY project:
Family photos gallery along our staircase and a veggie container garden for the front porch.
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Homemade Vanilla Extract

Pure vanilla extract packs the perfect punch in homemade goodies from cookies to cakes, but it can also pack a punch to your wallet. So why not make your own? It’s pretty easy and the supply list is short. All you need is vodka, vanilla beans, a knife, and possibly some glass jars if you don’t plan on using the vodka bottle.

My husband and I made a batch this past Saturday and I think it took less than five minutes, though it will still need to steep for a bit. All you have to do is…

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 11:00am

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