As promised a couple of weeks ago, here are some of your questions. I will try to answer them the best I can.
I cook the lentils by following the directions on the back of the bag. Basically you cover them with water, I like to add about a teaspoon of salt, bring them to a boil, and then simmer until they are tender. This takes about 20-30 minutes. I drain them before adding them to the other ingredients in my Lentil Loaf recipe. (It really should be called Baked Lentils---it doesn't make a loaf that you could slice). For lentil soup, I just put the dried lentils in the crock pot or big stock pot, cover with water or vegetable broth, add seasonings and a chopped onion, and cook until thick and tender. Lentils are really easy to cook. They do not require any presoaking, and the cook in about half an hour.
Here is the link to my bread recipe: Homemade Whole Wheat Bread
I'll have to type the bagel recipe later.....Julie always makes the bagels. She is not here, and I am not sure which recipe she uses and what modifications she makes. I will share it soon!
An electric knife. It slices better if the bread is cooled.
I have read that, too, Roan, about reusing the plastic bottles. What I don't understand is why, if refilling and reusing causes cancer, don't they cause cancer in the first place?
I actually did a little bit more internet research on this topic. This is what I found several sources saying. So even though reusing plastic water bottles do not appear to cause cancer, I know that buying multiple water bottles and discarding them each day (even recycling them), can not be good for our environment. So, I am happy with the Rubbermaid water bottles that I bought.
- SWI A (with Olivia, Julie, and Clay)
- The Elegant Essay (with Olivia and Julie)
- Medieval History (with Olivia)
- Life Science (with Julie)
- All Things Fun and Fascinating (with Clay)
- The TWI handbook to make up my own lessons
Next year I plan to use SWI or SWCC B or C course with Clay. Leah will do SWI A, and Julie will do the American History book. I really like IEW.
Ok, that's all the questions from the past few weeks. If you have any more questions (that you think I can answer!), please leave them in the comment box.