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Wednesday, 8 April 2015


Porcelain tiles are not made in Mexico.   They're more expensive, but not really ‘better’ than ceramic.

The amazing thing about ceramic tiles is that you can just scrape paint off them with a knife.  If you’ve got lots of paint spatters, scrub it off with those steel pot scrubbers.   Perfect for an artist's studio! 

Wax crayon also wipes right off.   Pencil crayons are just a bit more work.

Good-bye grubby carpets in hallways and bedrooms J

Hello, new tiles J

Oh, oh, there's a problem L   

                                                         and here's the solution J  


Just when I was all happy because I had gotten to the bottom of my package of grits that I had no intention of replacing, I had to go and make “Smoky Cheese Grits” and they had to be amazing!   

            from CHATELAINE MAGAZINE:  May 2012
1 cup corn grits
¾ tsp salt
5 cups water DIVIDED
4 ounces grated smoked cheddar
½ cup chopped cilantro

1.     Grate cheddar and chop cilantro.  Set aside.
2.      Stir grits with salt and 2 CUPS water over medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes.
3.     When grits start to thicken add 2 more cups of water and stir about 8 minutes until grits thicken again.
4.     Stir in 1 more cup of water and cook, stirring frequently, for 8 to 10 more minutes until grits are slightly thickened.
5.     Stir in grated cheddar and half of the cilantro.
6.     Garnish with remaining cilantro and serve.