A paperclip to pit cherries when you have a bucket of cherries and only one pitter. Or, stick a hairpin in a cork and grasp the cork to pit the cherries, as a market farmer told me this week.
(Did you know you can make fantastic fruit cobbler in your crockpot?? Perfect way to eat summer fruit and not heat up the kitchen. My family likes 2/3 cup sugar to 4 cups sour cherries in a dessert. It's useful to know this when you're making a cobbler that has options for several kinds of fruit.)
A binder clip to hold a recipe card.
And a pushpin to make a tiny hole in the end of a very fresh egg before boiling. Such a simple thing makes a new egg a cinch to peel (the older the egg, the easier it is to peel after hardboiling). Rebecca spotted this tip on SouleMama.
I am a wife and mother of two. I am a stay-at-home mom, a Mennonite, and a city dweller. I like to make things (see the blog categories below). This blog is a record of what I make and the ways I try to be thrifty. Welcome!
"Thrift is the really romantic thing; economy is more romantic than extravagance...thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste...if a man could undertake to make use of all the things in his dustbin, he would be a broader genius than Shakespeare."