The Mess Hall

Rants and ramblings on all things edible, wearable, doable, or usable with a focus on Home and Health. Home is fun, easy on the wallet, and “gool” for the greatest game of tag ever (Life). Welcome to my home, the Mess Hall. Get in the Mess!

02 Oct

Green tomatoes….red, not fried

Posted in Urban Farming / Gardening on 02.10.11 by Octopi

Hi Mess Hallers!  Hope you are enjoying some lovely fall weather!  The brief little diddy that follows is suggestion for making any green tomatoes you may have still clinging to the vine a lovely shade of red.  Enjoy and let me know if it works for you too!

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13 Jun

Fitted Sheet Folding Jamboroo

Posted in General, Usable on 13.06.11 by Octopi

Melissa teaches the world how to fold a g.d. fitted sheet.  This is something that Ariel never, ever knew.


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06 Mar

The Great Mango Massacre….

Posted in Makin' Food on 06.03.11 by Octopi

The Great Mango Massacre….or how to cut a mango.

Mangos are in season (well, not locally, but world-wide) right now and all over grocery stores.  I bought a couple and made two rather pathetic attempts at cutting them up.  I used a potato peeler to peel the skin away since the skin is kind of toxic and disgusting.  Well, that left me working with a slimy mess to try to cut up.  Then I couldn’t figure out how to deal with the seed in the middle.  The experience left both me and the mangos in a sad state of affairs.  Alas, the interwebs to the rescue! (I did some extensive research – a couple of You Tube videos).  Thinking the world could surely use even MORE “how to cut a mango” You Tube videos, I present the following.  So read on….or watch on, as the case may be.


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