Category: Organization

Zero-Waste-ish

Zero-Waste-ish: Sea To Summit Silicone-Coated Bag (Good for re-useable shopping bag for Kale/Collard Greens/Celery), Life Factory Silicone/Glass Bowls, Nalgene plastic bottles (I use mine for Brazil Nuts and other small number bulk-food items)

 

Zero-waste-ish: 14K Rose Thinnest And Strongest Thin Gold Hoop Earrings in “Medium” and 14K Gold Thinnest And Strongest Thin Gold Hoop Earrings in “Grand” and Sustainably-Created Hummingbird Art

 

Zero-waste-ish: Helenbobelen.com packaging

I’m not sure if there’s an actual thing as zero-waste…I do my best to be zero-waste…and be judgment-free of others who choose to do otherwise…it’s all about self-observation and being okay with what you do in the midst of what unfolds..to keep swimming, to keep rowing that boat…between the waters of yourself and “the other”…for the sake of the children and their future world which still somehow your own. I welcome wise zero-waste ideas from our ancestors and from young pioneers…

As always, thank you for your kind feedback and purchases…I’m truly grateful…

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From now until October 9th, a percentage from Helenbobelen.com purchases will be donated to the GoFundMe page for the “Forever Vegas Strong” Las Vegas loved ones and their families…

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65(L) x 23.50(D) Inches x 13.75(H)
Wood, Metal, and Love

Ingredients:

Wood:
(7) pieces of 1in x 4in x 8fts, cut into (2) 65″ sections and (2) 22″ sections;  (2) 23.50″ sections, and (18) 22″ sections. (Approx. $14.00)
(2) 1in x 2in x 8ft, cut into (2) 63.50″ sections and (2) 22″ sections. (Approx. $5.00)

Hardware:
(18-25) 1.25″ nails and/or (15-20) 1.25″ wood-screws, (12) .50″ wood-screws (4) “L” braces and accompanying (8) .50″ wood-screws. (Approx. $8.00)

Tools:
Hammer.
Phillips screwdriver.

Other:
Table/daybed legs (I upcycled (2) 9″H x 21.75″W legs from another table/daybed or you can use 1 x 4 x 8″ wood, cut into 1 x 4 x 9″ sections and use “L” braces to connect.)

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Optional:
(3) Feather pillows
(2) Square feather pillows
(2) Small feather pillows

60L x 21W x 3.5D Rectangular cushion cover (filled with a blanket…or at other times, the above feather pillows).

Instructions:

1) File/sand/lightly finish each wood piece.

2) Lay the 65″ sections down flat, one at a time. Allowing a .75″ space all along the top — the 22″ lateral sections will span them horizontally.

3) Lay the 63.50″ section on top of the 65″ section, centering it horizontally and while still allowing the 75″ space at the top, create 5 or 6 evenly-spaced markings across the wood piece for 1.25″ hardware. Using glue (optional — I used Elmers, no kidding), connect the 63.50″ to the 65″ section, and secure with hardware. Repeat with the other 63.50″ and 65″ sections.

4) On the reverse side of the Thingy, measure and mark 16.5″ from both 65″ edges. Center each 1 x 2 x 22″ piece on top, and secure with 2 evenly-spaced nails.

5)  Connect the 1 x 4 x 23.50″ sections to the legs with .50″ wood screws. And then connect the 1 x 4 x 23.50 sections, centered over the 1 x 2 x 22″ sections from step #4, to the Thingy.

6) Turn the Thingy over and using the nails, wood-screws, and “L” hardware, place the 1 x 4 x 22″ section in between the 65″/63.50″ sections and connect the corners.

7) Secure the 1 x 2 x 22″ pieces from step #4 with wood screws.

8) Place the (18) 22″ pieces horizontally into the Thingy.

9) Add cushion cover, pillows …or sit on the pillows as floor cushions and use as a table…or for someone my size, lounge across it and take a nap…whatever, however…

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From now until January 31st, for every purchase of a pair of Thinnest (And Strongest) Thin Hoop Earrings, a pair of Sterling Silver Thinnest (And Strongest) in “Dainty” will be donated to a 501c3 children’s charity. 

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Solar

Today’s Cooking Thursday: Summer Rolls With Hand-Created Plum Sauce and Sprouted Beans

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Hand-Created Plum (Hoisin) Sauce

1 Plum
¼ Cup Honey
¼ Cup Vinegar
¼ Cup Water
2 Tbsp. Corn Starch
3 Tsp. Salt

Dice plum into fine pieces and mix ingredients.

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To create summer rolls, combine white rice or white rice noodles, vegetables such as sprouts*, carrots, legumes, lettuce, cilantro, and whatever else you desire and place inside moistened rice paper wrapper.

Combine plum sauce with peanut butter or oil.

Enjoy.

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Addendum for mis hermanitas who ask how to grow your own mung bean sprouts*:

General Hand-Created Plum (Hoisin) SauceGuidelines:
Rinse thoroughly and often
Keep moist, not wet
Keep at room temperature
Allow plenty of room for air circulation
Don’t grow too many in one container

Tools:
Glass jar and glass jar lid
“Tres-mince”-cotton or cheesecloth or muslin, or nylon screen for the top of the jar secured with rubber band or string
Dish drainer or bowl to prop jar for draining (or just prop jar at a 45 degree angle)

The Practice:
Measure 2 teaspoons – 1.5 tablespoons of mung beans and place into a glass jar. Close lid, and fill jar partially with cool water. Swirl water to clean seeds then pour the water out. If the water is cloudy, repeat the rinse process until the water is clear. Add a teaspoon of white vinegar and store to the side for 5 minutes.

Rinse and fill jar with enough water to cover seeds about 3 times their depth, cover with jar lid and let seeds soak overnight 8-12 hours. If this step is done during the day, place jar away from direct sunlight.

Pour off the water. Rinse seeds by filling the jar partially with cool to room temperature water. Gently swirl water and seeds, then pour the water out. Use the cotton/cheesecloth/muslin/nylon to cover the jar. In a location with low light, prop the jar (inverted) at an angle to drain additional water.

Rinse the sprouts every 8-12 hours by filling the jar with cool to room temperature water and using the cotton/cheesecloth/muslin/nylon to cover the jar, and invert the jar.

Mung bean sprouts are ready to harvest when they are at least 1/2″ long, usually beginning about 2-7 days after starting. Rinse one last time, drain thoroughly before refrigerating to make sure they’re dry to the touch. Refrigerate only if dry. Store sprouts in a jar, in the refrigerator. While storing, continue to rinse and drain sprouts once per day to extend storage life. Enjoy sprouts at their peak of freshness.

Voila, mes petits choux-choux…

*Disclaimer: you may want to do your own further research on how to sprout mung beans as this Hbb’s methods may differ from others.

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Solar, Crystal, Botanical One