Do It Yourself

Eat Your Weedies!

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Weeds can add to a delicious dinner!
Weeds can add to a delicious dinner!

Our summers in Baja are not conducive to growing spinach; it quickly bolts to seed. Our weather does encourage many, many weeds. A few years ago I noticed a plant that grew happily everywhere and one of my Mexican friends asked me if I was growing it on purpose to eat? What?! Growing it on purpose to eat? Read the rest of this entry »

Fixing the Potty

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A week or so ago Mr. M discovered that the toilet in our guest bathroom seemed to have a leak. An investigation confirmed that, yes indeed, there was a leak from the bolts that hold the tank to the base. Since we are pretty much frugal do-it-ourselfers, we are sure that we can fix the simple problem. Read the rest of this entry »

How to make a Passport Cover

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Passport cover
Passport cover

Living in Baja has had an unexpected benefit for Mr. M and I. We have the opportunity and time to travel  more than we did before we moved here. Entry back in to the US, with the exception of the port of entry in San Diego (for which we have a special Department of Homeland Security  pass), we need our US  passports. Read the rest of this entry »