exploring, preserving: past, present

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Chasing the Winnipeg Chill


Scarves. Over 200 of them. Hand made, and free for the taking at Old Market Square in Winnipeg.

Chase the Chill is an annual event, and one that brings a smile to many in early December wintery weather.

For an awesome writeup on the event, go here.
To follow them on Facebook, go here.
To join the fun, start knitting or crocheting or saving up scarves for next year!


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Gift Making – and Giving

Flour, oatmeal, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, chocolate chips, M&Ms … That’s all you need to make a quart jar cookie mix gift like this:


Ten minutes of your time, and you can create a meaningful gift that tastes much better than store-bought cookies.

Gift instructions:
Add an egg, melted butter, and a bit of vanilla to the mix…drop spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet and bake 10-15 minutes at 350. Enjoy!

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The Sustainable Lunch Pail

What do you use to pack your lunch? A paper bag? Plastic? Glassware? Tupperware?

One generation ago, the popular container of choice was to reuse a honey pail.


I love vintage containers like this.