|I've started making toasted granola to replace the crunchy granola bars I used to buy in the states.|
|Making our own hummus, recipe from Smitten Kitchen.|
|After taking a little course, I have access to the university's framing workshop. I made all these in 2008.|
For me, it's still a mixed bag: Sometimes I get incredibly frustrated and discouraged by the limited choices and high prices when I'd just like a semi-pretty shower curtain; other times, I find it liberating to realize I don't need a new hoody or that my home-made granola tastes so much better.
|It's taken a looooong time for these to ripen in Dunedin's cool, wet climate. But we're pretty excited that we now have THREE nearly-ripe tomatoes. Next year, we'll try cherry tomatoes instead.|
|James' world-famous multi-grain bread.|
|James made this beautiful picnic table in no time a few weeks ago. Benches are yet to come.|
|This small breakfast table is still a work in progress. I'm anxious for its completion!|
|You can't see them actually, but I made the roman blinds pulled up to the top of the windows. The bookshelve were made by a friend. And you can see a part of our garden out the window.|
So, I've embraced my new-found inner Martha Stewart and Bob Villa. They throw away less plastic, spend less money and take more time preparing food. They don't bother keeping up with the Jones' cuz the Jones' are about the same.
Do I still miss Costco? Absolutely. Anyone coming to visit?