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In the summer, bananas and cucumbers sometime tend to ripen quickly. I peel and slice them up and put them in freezer bags and use them in my smoothies in the mornings. What's great too is that I don't need to add ice to my smoothies because the fruit is already cold and my cucumbers and bananas do not have a chance to expire.

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2/17/11 09:21 PM

Living in New England, I easily have soup for dinner on the chilly nights. If it's some sort of bean soup, throwing some dumplings or onions and garlic or a small handful of pasta helps give the soup more substance. My homemade soups usually are heartier with chunks of wine roasted lamb chops or curried boneless chicken breast, as I tend to make them more stew like in the slow cooker. Instead of crackers, I like warm crusty French or multi grain bread toasted followed with a hot cup of peppermint tea.

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2/17/11 09:11 PM

When my mother sold her triple decker Victorian home in 2006, I was renting from her and each apartment was 1200sf.
We have to contend with 2400sf of stuff plus the basement.

Thirty-seven years living there, we put out so much because it would have been a small fortune to pay to put things into storage. I moved into a 900sf brownstone Paris apt. but then found a 1208sf colonial a year later.

The downside of downsizing can be later needing some of the same items that were donated which was the case for me because at the time, I didn't think I would find a home that I could afford. So downsizing seemed like the best option at the time.

One thing I would downsize now is my office area. I have a huge open modern 1990's computer desk with a desktop computer, flat screen monitor, all in one printer, and cordless phone on it.

It would be space effective to get a desk that closes up into a cabinet but not a roll up desk. Also, replacing the desktop with a larger screened, turbo laptop computer would be more space efficient with the added ability to be able to use it in other parts of the house and to be able to close it up and put it away.

I want to let you all know that I enjoy your posts and I enjoy the viewing the many homes that are posted.

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4/27/10 11:44 AM