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It’s not called “Hard Wood” for nothing! We are refurbishing our 85 year-old house. We are not restoring it to a “like new” state. We want the house to retain the warmth and dignity of its age, just without the infirmities. So when Carrie started her research on restoring old wood floors, she did so […]

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Part of the roof replacement was deciding what to do with the roof vents. In addition to the usual things projecting through the roof, such as a chimney and sewer vent pipes, we also have vents for the fruit and vegetable dryer and the kitchen stove that are original to our 85 year-old house. The […]

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From 6 pork chops (or boneless pork loins)Oil as needed for browning1/4 cup chopped onion1 Tbsp vinegar1 teaspoon chili powder1/2 teaspoon pepper1/4 cup maple syrup (real or not)1/4 cup water1 Tbsp Worcester sauceSalt to tasteFlour as needed to thicken the gravy Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly brown the pork chops in a small […]

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From 1 pound boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut 1 inch thick 1/3 cup prepared (bottled) Italian dressing 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about two limes’ worth)2 green or red bell peppers, each cut into quarters 2 medium onions, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch thick slices 1/4 teaspoon salt 8 flour tortillas (8 to 10-inch […]