1. My mind is blown: sourdough ice cream! Oh my gosh.
2. Japanese beetles are destroying my basil, so I finally decided to get one of those bag trap things. You know? I ignored the directions that said to put it at least 10 feet away from the plants – I probably put it seven feet away. Well that was great, because then I got dive bombed by Japanese beetles! I’m still trying to recover. Clearly.
3. But speaking of plants! One of the silver linings to come out of this summer is that my flowers and herbs are doing the best they have ever done. I use so many fresh herbs every single day – our meals are incredible.
4. 10 ways to make the most of your mornings!
5. TV things! Still only watching Yellowstone and still LOVING it. I mean that stuff with Rip and Beth – again?! Oh my gosh. I am worried about the wolves (haha- foreshadowing?!).
6. Pretty sure I wrote this ten years ago in Tuesday things, but last week all of our smoke detectors went off (when one needs a new battery, they all go). I am thankful for this safety feature but we couldn’t get them turned off for like 15 minutes and oh my gosh. Our ears.
7. New rules for keeping your kitchen clean during a pandemic. Coming from someone who trashes her kitchen almost daily, I do most of these things already and agree that they are game changers!
8. I’ve never wanted an RV/airstream before and now, much like my desire to live int he middle of now way, of course it’s all I can think about! Just like all the acreage though, Eddie thinks I’m insane. That’s why I’m the dreamer in this relationship and he’s the logical one.
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Don’t use those traps. All they do is attract every beetle in the neighborhood to your house. The only way to deal with them is to bite the bullet and remove them manually.
Oh no. Avoid those traps like the plague. Seriously. It’s essentially inviting all the beetles in a 5 mile radius to swarm your yard and everything else in their path. Instead, the very best way to keep japanese beetles off your basil is to plant it in between your tomato plants. Basil and tomatoes are companion plants so they grow well together. And more importantly, beetles do no touch tomatoes and their scent is strong enough to throw beetles off. So they pretty much leave your basil alone. Also, I’ve found that beetles are highly attracted to geraniums, but when they eat the leaves, the beetles die! It’s pretty gross because you’re knocking piles of dead beetles off of geraniums, but they are dead and staying away from other vulnerable plants. So I always plant a row of geraniums just to sacrifice to the beetles.
I came to the comments to say, “NO to the traps!! It makes things worse!”. Instead I find the great idea to plant sacrificial plants! Thanks for the tip!!
Oh my goodness. Our smoke detectors do the same thing, and ours died at 3am in early April (ours have a knack for dying in the middle of the night). After searching the house and emptying every kid toy we could imagine, we couldn’t find the 9v batteries needed. So I got dressed, and drove to 7-11 in the middle of the night, during a pandemic, to buy batteries for the smoke detector. I remember thinking “this is the only time I get to leave the house this week, and it’s at 3am to 7-11”
1 – rye bread ice cream is a thing. I had it in Reykjavik years ago and it is incredible. So sourdough makes sense, although the rye bread ice cream had rye bread bits in it and it was great
2 – if you can find them, try getting those little dollar store mesh outdoor food covers – they ones you’d use to cover up salads and such – and put those over your plants. Water and light gets in but bugs can’t. So great.
we looove adding herbs to anything and everything too! can you share some of your favorite herb additions?!
Japanese Beetles — Run!! p.s. hope you’re recovering well. :)
The kitchen cleaning tips are great!! I’m amazed at how many dishes pile up these days since working remotely since March, lol. One of my biggest pet peeves is a full sink of dishes — just seeing it makes me crawl with anxiety! — and it’s a great idea to put dirty dishes into the dishwasher as you use them.
Another tip not on there I’ve discovered? Once the dishwasher is clean, but you don’t necessarily want to empty it right away, start grabbing clean plates, forks, etc, from the clean dishwasher instead of your utensil drawers or cupboards. This way, when you DO finally get around to unloading the dishwasher, it’s already half-empty!! :-D (I’m quite proud of this one)
I don’t think it’s crazy at all to buy an RV I think it’s the right thing to do if you can afford it with the crazy way of this world.
Can you imagine the opportunities…food blog from the airstream?! Do it!!! Lol….
If you follow through on the RV, please look into a 5th wheel you can tow rather than a standalone. They are 100% unsafe for children and you cannot install a car seat or booster seat anywhere in the back.
We got an RV last year and we tried it out and turns out we are not a RV family :). We’re in the process of getting it ready to sell. I really liked the idea of it, but living in small cramped quarters with two tween boys and a dog just wasn’t that great. If you want to try it out I would suggest you rent different kinds and see if you actually do like it, but it sounds like it would be a no-go from your husband ;).
I am LOVING Yellowstone also!! Wishing we could fast forward to next week’s episode! As corny as the saying is… “the truth will set you free” so I hope Beth tells Rip.
Our fire department puts out a PSA that smoke detector batteries (Carbon monoxide too!) get changed every time we change the clocks (Oct/April)
It prevents the alarms dying and going off since you change proactively.