Category Archive: dear katie

Mar 15 2013

We Have The Bug

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 …

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Nov 21 2012

Warts and All

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 …

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Jul 24 2012

Tid Bit Tuesday My Blogger Interview


 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 …

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Jul 06 2012

Beautiful Basil


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 …

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Jun 19 2012

Tid Bit Tuesday Its All Random

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 …

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Nov 22 2011

A Bit Of Blog News


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.   …

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Oct 18 2011

Dear Katie, When A Neighbor Borrows

cup of sugar

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 …

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Sep 13 2011

Dear Katie, Green Bananas

green bananas

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. …

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Aug 12 2011

Dear Katie, Garden Party

dear katie garden party

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 …

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Jul 26 2011

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 …

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Jun 12 2011

Katies Brownie Recipe

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 …

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Jun 04 2011

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! …

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May 19 2011

Dear Katie Picnic Ants


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 …

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May 13 2011

Lets Take A Tour


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 …

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Apr 30 2011

Dear Katie Natural Dry Hair Remedy

dry hair remedy

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 …

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Apr 21 2011

Dear Katie What is This Stuff


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 …

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Mar 22 2011

Dear Katie Exfoliate

Dear Katie,  Can you tell me how to cure my dry itchy winter skin? Thanks Ruthie Dear Ruthie, the dry heat, cold, and wind of winter can wreak havoc on your skin. Using a humidifier and drinking plenty of water help. But don’t forget the importance of  regular exfoliation ( an important part of your …

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Feb 21 2011

Dear Katie Velcro Fuzz

Dear Katie, both of my children have velcro shoes. I have a hard time picking the sock fuzzies out of the velcro. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks Jill   Dear Jill, I found the best way to get rid of the fuzz stuck in velcro is to use a small crochet hook. It removes …

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Feb 12 2011

Solution To Hard Brown Sugar

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Dear Katie, Thank you for adding the cooking questions category. You’ve answered so many of my questions over the past year. Now, I’m back with another one for you. How can I keep my brown sugar from turning into cement in my pantry? Thanks Katie and God bless you, Ginger Dear Ginger, thank you so …

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Feb 12 2011

Frying With Olive Oil

Frying With Olive Oil Dear Katie, You use olive oil in most of your wonderful recipes. Can I fry french fries in olive oil? Thank you, Dorothy Dear Dorothy, thank you! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the recipes.  Olive oil has a high smoke point at 410°. Turn your back for a moment and  it …

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