Retro Saturday August 28, 2010

Heather says:

Long time readers, don’t skip this one. Retro Saturdays give new Home Ec 101 readers a chance to delve into the archives. After working on this site for more than three years, there are almost 1500 posts in the archive. Each week, I’ll try to pull up the best of that week’s posting in years past.

August 2007: A reader asked for a decorating icing that could stand up to high humidity.

August 2008: Ivy helped a reader rid her apartment of cooking odor.

August 2009: Wine Braised Pot Roast for Crock Pot® or Dutch Oven I’d like someone to tell me why I was making a roast in August? This post also explains exactly what a chuck roast is.

Also in 2009, a reader needed advice on how to remove milk splatters from wooden furniture.

This week marks a sort of sad anniversary, I’ve been flying solo with Home Ec 101 since late of August of last year, but in contrast, next week also marks a very important milestone. Ivy left the site due to the fallout of becoming an addict and alcoholic. We live in different parts of the country and I couldn’t see the spiral until things were pretty bad. With a full year to let everything settle out, it’s a little easier to talk about. September 3rd marks a full year of sobriety. Ivy has returned to writing and has started a blog Mama in Recovery. Go, wish her well.


  1. Tinkerschnitzel on August 31, 2010 at 10:12 am

    I'm guilty of making pot roasts in summer, just so I don't have to do much cooking. I would set the crockpot outside, but I have very curious animals. 🙂 BTW, you have done an awesome job at keeping up with this place with everything that's been on your plate. You are Super Heather!

  2. Annabel Manners on August 29, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    I just discovered your blog – so fabulous! Keep up the great work!

  3. ThatBobbieGirl on August 29, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Dear Everyone Who Hasn't Made the Wine-Braised Pot Roast,

    What the heck are you waiting for?


  4. rachel on August 28, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Congrats, Heather!

    Ivy, way to go mama! Congrats on nearly one year of sobriety, that's amaazing!

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