upcycling

The big coverup: Pink bubbles

White washing machine, pink bubbles. Hrm. There were pink bubbles in my washing machine. Lots of pink foam. And it made me nervous. MVH didn’t even know I was washing a Rit-dyed garment, and I could feel him getting anxious across town. I didn’t panic. Of course there were a lot of bubbles. I washed […]


Grainy tea

Cool drink on a hot summer night. After we brewed beer, MVH steeped the spent grains to make a delicious iced-tea-like beverage. He was inspired by a drink he had on a business trip to China. Half a gallon of boiling water was poured over the grains, and they steeped for about an hour. The […]

Who needs a yogurt maker?

Start here, with a quart of milk and two tablespoons of plain yogurt. There’s more science than cooking to making yogurt. Don’t panic. We’re not talking Avogadro’s number stuff here; we’re talking vinegar and baking soda volcanoes. Making yogurt is an easy exercise. The hardest part about making yogurt is keeping the milk from boiling […]

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