Thursday, August 25, 2011

Links & more links Green Living & Buttermilk edition!



Photo www.tasteofhome.com

Tired of buying gallons of that white glop known as ranch dressing?? You know the stuff that acts like latex paint when left in, say, a bowl or coffee cup after late night carrot munching? Here's a recipe to make it from scratch that sounds really good! Quick & Easy Buttermilk Ranch Dressing/Dip. And, if there's buttermilk left over make one of my all-time favorite cookies Buttermilk Cookies or our Easter breakfast--German Pancake with Buttermilk Syrup.

Some GREEN ideas!

Homemade cloth & plastic sandwich wrapper! Looks like a good project--you could reuse, say, an old cotton shirt, for the fabric. And, who doesn't have too many plastic grocery bags!

A great GREEN idea for any community--both green and helpful. The Homeless Garden Project.

What we can learn from the French--a great post on the green ways the French go shopping.

Home Organization--Great Idea!

Use a lot of spray bottles? Here's a great way to store them that is so simple it rates a hard head smack! Tension Rod Storage Idea.

A Great Way to Cool Off!

No need to run to Sonic for over-priced fun-flavored drinks! The Mennonite Girls who Can Cook offer a beautiful looking and sounding recipe for Watermelon LimeAid I'm looking forward to trying these soon before watermelon season is over.




3 comments:

Jeanne said...

We don't have Ranch Dressing over here. The homemade version looks mighty fine though. Yum. What do I have it on as well as carrot? Don't worry, I'll google.

Jeanne said...

Ooh - lots of ideas at the end of the recipe! Even more yum!

Hopewell said...

Use it for a dip. Or in tuna salad (sorry, tuna mayonaise. And to dip raw veggies in. Kids will eat anything they can dip in it, I think. Also good instead of tomato sauce on pizza with chicken, bacon, green onions and cheese. It's ubiquitous here--even Cool Ranch Doritos (corn chips/crisps)!