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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

All sewn up

Hi Renee,

Do you know a place that re-uses fabric from sewing projects?  Some may be several yards, usable for making an outfit, others are scraps from projects.  This would be most helpful for my closet cleaning!

Thanks.

Deb

Hi Deb,

Stashed in your closet is an “unseamly” place for [...]

Recycle this!

Dear Renee - 

What is the best way to get involved and have an impact on what the city of Indianapolis decides regarding recycling?

I find it ironic to see all of the new billboards around town noting the problem when the solutions haven’t seemed to follow.

Thanks!

You may [...]

Have a seat

I have several expired car seats that can no longer be used. These things are huge and I feel bad dumping them in the garbage, but I can’t find any information about recycling them. Any ideas? Thanks!

Kristin

Kristin,

Car seat fun fact: There are approximately 12 million car seats [...]

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