We Have The Bug

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Ah nuts…we have the bug, that’s right..we thought we had avoided it… but we have terrible head colds. Hubby and I are down for the count. I invite you to link your lovely blog to yesterdays hop, and/or hop around Katherines Corner a bit, visit the blogging tips page, or consider a blog makeover and [read more…]

Warts and All

Katherine Corrigan Nov 2012 Katherines Corner

It’s Wordy Wordless Wednesday- I know the title probably made you raise an eyebrow. It’s a silly thing people  say when they are expressing what you see is what you get. With that in mind I am sharing a recent photo of yours truly taken last week ( if you are a facebook friend) you [read more…]

Tid Bit Tuesday My Blogger Interview

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 It’s  Tid Bit Tuesday time to share a more intimate look at my life.This week the lovely Char from The Epic Adventures of a Modern Mom posted an interview with yours truly. It is an honor to be featured on her blog and I am grateful for her generosity.. You can read the interview by [read more…]

Beautiful Basil

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I hope all of my US friends enjoyed a fun and safe fourth of July celebration.I look forward to reading your posts. Our Basil is growing beautifully and I have been enjoying its wonderful fragrance and fabulous taste. I add basil to sauces, use it for pesto, chop it and sprinkle it in salads and [read more…]

Tid Bit Tuesday Its All Random

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Tid Bit Tuesday time to share, today it’s just a few random things. I still say groovy. I like to think I am half Phoebe half Monica, my hubby says I lean more towards Monica ( I hope you all got the Friends television show reference) I have been told my whole life that I [read more…]

A Bit Of Blog News

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Today’s blog post is a bit out of the ordinary. Since some of you  don’t receive my newsletter I want to take a few minutes to share some general information about “the happenings”  here at Katherines Corner. To receive my  newsletter just fill in your email in the newsletter section on the right sidebar.   [read more…]

Dear Katie, When A Neighbor Borrows

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Dear Katie/Katherine, My neighbor is constantly borrowing stuff from me and then she forgets to return it. I really like her and don’t want to hurt her feelings. But how do I get my things back? Signed a Follower of your sweet blog Dear bloggy friend, lending to friends and neighbors is a generous thing [read more…]

Dear Katie, Green Bananas

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Dear Katie, Is it okay to eat green bananas? Thanks Liam         Dear Liam, sure it’s okay. Green bananas have the same nutrients as yellow bananas. They are rich in potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and fiber too. Green bananas have a bit less sugar because the starch hasn’t broken down yet. [read more…]

Dear Katie, Garden Party

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I love receiving Dear Katie questions, they come in on all topics. Dear Katie ( Katherine) Can you help  me to decide what to wear to a summer garden party? It’s hot in Arizona. Thanks Ruth Dear Ruth, Summer in Arizona…hot! I’d say scorching! Thank you for asking. My best suggestion is to think light. Light [read more…]

Dear Katie Ice Crystals

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Dear Katie I never eat my ice cream fast enough. Well, sometimes I do, ha,ha. Is there a way to keep ice crystals from forming all over it in the freezer? Anita     Dear Anita, this time of the year I can’t keep the ice cream in our freezer. Our grandchildren make sure of [read more…]

Katies Brownie Recipe

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Okay I know it’s Sunday and I’ve left the bird garden post up for two days…. Today I thought I’d share a great brownie recipe with you. I realize it’s hot ( in most areas) and you probably don’t want to spend time in the kitchen. But, if you make these you won’t mind the [read more…]

Dear Katie Decorative Plate Degreaser

Dear Katie I have a painted plate on display in my kitchen on the wall above my stove. I’ve tried everything and I can’t get the grease off of it. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks Diane Dear Diane. It sounds like your plate is hand washable ( painted). Lets see if I can help! [read more…]

Dear Katie Picnic Ants

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Dear Katie, I’m planning a picnic and we have a lot of ants here already. Do you know any non-pesticide ways to keep the ants from ruining our picnic? Thanks Jukes Dear Jukes,  I love a nice picnic under a shady tree.Our weather here isn’t  cooperating yet. I came up with these two choices. If [read more…]

Lets Take A Tour

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Hello I’m Katherine ( Katie) and I’ll be your tour guide today. Welcome to Katherine’s Corner where  I try to always keep things interesting by sharing a variety of topics with you. Please leave your luggage behind and  stay inside the red velvet ropes, and of course no flash photography…..giggle. At the top of my [read more…]

Dear Katie Natural Dry Hair Remedy

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Dear Katie, my hair is really dry. I was wondering if you have any special hair treatment suggestions. You always have such neat ideas. Thanks Christa Dear Christa, I think you’ll like this!!   What You need: A bowl 1 Avocado 2 Cups mayonnaise Tbsp of lemon juice Potato Masher ( or fork) Plastic wrap [read more…]

Dear Katie What is This Stuff

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Dear Katie, I was reading the labels on some things at home the other day and I thought I’d ask you. What is Retsyn and why is it in my mints! Why do I have to refrigerate after opening? What the heck is msg and why is it in my soup? Thank you from your [read more…]