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Mrs. Cara Dafforn's Blog – September 2009 Archive (3)

Walking into the after-life

The Golden sandals worn by King Tut are worth the walk or perhaps a brisk run to the touring exhibition of more than 100 authentic artifacts from the tomb of the pharaoh King Tutankhamun and other ancient Egyptian sites. Engrave with decoration that replicate woven reed these sandals provide permanent record of the artistry, craft and the death customs of Egyptians’ living during 1323 B.C. On display till October 25th at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, the exhibit is organized by… Continue

Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on September 18, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Preserving Indiana Concord Grapes

According to the Ball Blue Book of preserving in the Soft Spread section on page 33



To yeild about 3 pints

2 quarts of grapes

1/2 cup water and 6 cup sugar



Top prepare pulp: Separate pulp from skins of grapes, mince skins. Cook skins gently 15 to 20 minutes, adding your sweet grape juice Cook pulp without water until soft. Press through a sieve or food mill to remove seeds.



To Make Jam: Combine pulp, skins and sweet grape juice. Cook rapidly to gelllin… Continue

Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on September 13, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Lessons from our Great Grandmother

The Epic Bestseller, Panther in the Sky by our own Indiana Author James Alexander Thom was a fierce reminder that disease is deadly. So holders of the hearth, in this land of the Indians we are grateful for the a greener Indiana in the name and honorable path of our ancestors from the nations of the Delaware, Miami, Shawnee and Potawatomi …prepare to change your thinking to lead the thought revolution with hyper hygiene in your home.



Add these ten steps to your… Continue

Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on September 1, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Feed from Indiana Living Green Magazine

Renee — the origin story!

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The essay below is part of an ongoing literary project sponsored by Sustainable Indiana 2016. In short, the group has collected “so many stories of Hoosiers taking a more sustainable path that we can literally write the book on how green living in Indiana is taking [...]

Geoengineering debate

Eighth graders in Decatur Township face off

On Tuesday, May 12, at 1 p.m., students from the Decatur Township School of Excellence (DTSE) gathered in a nearby community center to engage in a debate. Nothing particular noteworthy there. Junior high students often engage in the academically rich tradition [...]

Recycling re-update

Dear Renee,

Any updates on the Covanta recycling deal with the city of Indianapolis?

Denise

Dear Denise,

The short update is that there was a lawsuit filed against the City of Indianapolis last fall and we lost. Now there is an appeal and there are still opportunities to show that [...]

Reface Don't Replace

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