Denise Kersting

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I don't have a recipe, but I always use the same amount by volume of mint & flat-leaf parsley. My tabouleh is more green than wheat-berry brown when I'm done mixing For me, the lemon is a must, and while fresh with some zest is great, reconstituted in the bottle works fine too. Edit to note: tabouleh is great for summertime picnics and get-togethers because it won't spoil or make people ill if not refrigerated or kept cool like some mayo-based salads might.
2 months ago
I just started using a small amount of castor oil rubbed into my nail bed and cuticles. It absorbs really quickly and has already seems like it is helping combat dryness and flaking.
4 months ago
Total repost of an article here, but in case anyone out there is near or would like to relocate to Harrisburg, PA, a local farming program teaching Harrisburg students about agriculture and nutrition needs new management:
6 months ago
Not sure where you got your pressures for steam, but 9 psi is ridiculously high.  The empire state building runs on 2 psi. Me, I'm at about 1.5 psi. If you need help reducing your consumption or fixing your system, check out Edit to say, if you can't turn the psi or your system to 2 and have all the rads heat appropriately then you have a problem, likely with venting and/or traps (system dependant), or rad/line pitch.
8 months ago
Here's another great use for cornstarch, lemon pie: I've made this using a store-bought graham-cracker crust (so not fat-free) and the lemon pie was great!
8 months ago
Edit (I misread the OP) Does anyone know the cost to install a gas steam boiler?
8 months ago

Anne Miller wrote: the local grocery store is a 60-mile trip.

Goodness, that is a long drive!
8 months ago

Anne Miller wrote: store-bought phyllo dough which in my lifetime I have never found in the store.

Try looking in the freezer section next to frozen puff pastry. Every grocery near me carries 1 or 2 brands but it is easy to overlook since the package is little. Some are now using the spelling fillo vs phyllo. If you run a Google search on phyllo and choose the shopping tab you can select "Available nearby" to see where near you carries it.

My main use for cornstarch is egg-drop soup and coating tofu before cooking
8 months ago
Do you have something like Freecycle in your area where you could post asking for more materials like chicken wire and pallets or fencing, etc.? I raised a family of 12 ducks and their mama using an enclosure like this and I made a pond for them  with a stock tank (that I now use for many other garden-related stuff like collecting compost tea under my composter) like this Every day I'd open the top, step in, and lift it a bit and move it to a new spot. Wasn't ideal, but kept them safe. If you did that with a few of the adult-sized ones and let them all have some time on the grass or in a "pond" maybe they would be a little happier.
8 months ago