March 2017

Cast Iron Skillets - Grandmother's Non-Stick

March 20, 2017 - 15:00
cast iron skillet

Our grandmothers didn't have non-stick but they survived. They cooked eggs, made sauces, and seared meat all in a piece of cooking equipment that is coming back into vogue: the cast iron skillet. As many avid cooks know, these pans are: oven safe, last forever, get scalding hot, and when cared for properly, are non-stick. With the downsides to Teflon and traditional non-stick pan getting more and more attention in the press, people today are looking for alternatives. I for one am glad to see the return of the cast iron skillet.

Greening Your Home: Why you should chose LED Light Bulbs

March 08, 2017 - 09:51
LED Bulbs

LED Light Bulbs are growing in popularity in the US and across the world for a number of reasons, but chiefly because they last a very long time and over the long haul save you money. A recent piece on discussed this in detail, the writer bought 26 bulbs (in order to replace each one in his house). Although this was a significant onetime expense over time the bulbs last they are projected to save him hundreds of dollars in utility bills.

5 Uses for Used Coffee Grounds in the Garden

March 01, 2017 - 10:16

I drink a lot of coffee. I love the process of making it. I like the taste, of course I don't mind the caffeine either - but it leaves me with a lot of used coffee grounds. As mentioned in other Life Home Living pieces we like things that do double duty a digital scale and measuring cup all-in-one is a great example of that. So I started digging around for things that I could do with all of the spent coffee grounds from my morning pot of Joe.