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Jay: for females with small hands, the absolute best jar opener I have ever found is a type of oil filter wrench, I got mine at Harbor Freight (oooh yeah, they send tool porn, that's what I call it too!!) Ask your husband if he has one of these around, try it on jars. They rock!

 
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@ Pearl Sutton - Cool! I've been looking for something to hold square-style canning jars while filling them and the tool you pictured would do that nicely. I will check around for something similar. I'll have to sterilize it, but I've got the technology for that!
 
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Jay Angler wrote:@ Pearl Sutton - Cool! I've been looking for something to hold square-style canning jars while filling them and the tool you pictured would do that nicely. I will check around for something similar. I'll have to sterilize it, but I've got the technology for that!


Put a washcloth or something if you are holding jars, the teeth are metal and they slide on glass easily. I also use the cheap foamy don't know what's made of drawer liner stuff to get a solid grip on glass.  That's one of the tools that lives in my kitchen as a kitchen device, not as a tool (like how a screwdriver is still a screwdriver, no matter where it is) I also have a small hammer and a 1 inch wood chisel that are kitchen devices. That's how I deal with most frozen things. I have a bench vice that is going into my next kitchen. I think that would be very helpful. Lots of things need to stay put while I dink with them.  

Glad to contaminate your mind :D
 
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Travis Johnson wrote:MOXIE!


Thank you Travis for such a timely recommendation! I’ve been enjoying some Moxie while on vacation in New Hampshire these last two weeks.

I used to drink Moxie all the time back in college, but have mostly stayed away from sugary sodas the past 6 years. I maybe get one once a month.

I may just have to cut back on beer to make room for some Moxie again!!
 
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My most time-consuming 'guilty pleasure' is designing houses on SketchUp.  Trying to figure out something useful to do with all those house models, sigh.
 
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I will make 2 confessions!

I get addicted to youtube 'hacks' i.e. creative/better ways to do things - could be anything from kitchen stuff, recycling clothes (adaptations), garden ideas etc.  Once you've ploughed through a lot of them you'll find some of the hacks are repeated on other ones but I'm always on the lookout for new improvements!

The other one...er....I can't let myself buy organic crunchy peanut butter unless it's reduced in price.  (I know I can make it but I daren't go down that indulgent road!)
I open the jar and tell myself I'll just have a quick taste....next thing I know, I'm still standing there and half the jar is gone!!!  What is it about peanut butter???  My body craves it!!
I love it on organic seeded/wholemeal bread with bananas or redcurrant jelly.  I have recipes to try using it but rarely get that far!!
 
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Amy Francis wrote:
I open the jar and tell myself I'll just have a quick taste....next thing I know, I'm still standing there and half the jar is gone!!!  What is it about peanut butter???  My body craves it!!



Me too.  I put peanut butter on anything!  Icecream, banana's, apples, celery.... and just by the spoon full.  
 
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Peanut butter is one of my favourites as well, but why feel guilty about it? Just get the good stuff, and you’re set!

I like to mix peanut butter into our granola...

One of my guilty pleasures is conventional junk food. Once a week I get a bag of Snyder’s Pretzel bits and stash them in the car. I’ll eat a handful before I go on my daily walks. I’m addicted.
 
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Simon Gooder wrote:Peanut butter is one of my favourites as well, but why feel guilty about it? Just get the good stuff, and you’re set!



I guess the 'guilty' part of the pleasure is a reference into HOW indulgent it is for me (referring to the quantity consumed in one sitting), i.e. it would easily pass for gluttony.  I'm not a Christian so I don't regard it as a sin but I share this as a 'confession' since I am somewhat ashamed of my blatant lack of control. 😋
 
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