Cycling nerdy girl.
I am an art student in San Diego.
I work at a bakery. Yes I get free bread.
Non-preachy vegan :-)

So you don’t have a humidifier hack: Just slowly boil water on the stove all day

It moistens up the space. Even places far away from your stove.

(For background on why I’m doing crazy things like this. Go here and here.)

So you don’t have a humidifier hack: Wet towel

In light of recent events and counsel (the whole space heater is destroying my throat thing), and the fact that I don’t have a humidifier and may not be able to get one for a little bit, I have come up with the following hack:

Put a big sopping wet towel near your space heater.

Don’t put it too close to your space heater (fire, etc).

Don’t put it too far (you want the water to go into the air).

I’m lucky because my space heater is long and skinny and rotates, and i have a weird chair with holes in that I put the wet towel on, but yeah… you may have to play around a little bit. AND this works.

Food nerdery: The key to good oatmeal is salt

Was reminded of this this morning during a breakfast gathering.

Oatmeal can taste really amazing.

Oatmeal can be really filling. (Compare to pancakes which make you uncomfortably full, and then hungry for “real food” 2 hours later.)

Oatmeal’s secret weapon is salt. Bad oatmeal tastes “bland.” And then your instinct is to sweeten it up. And then it tastes bland and sweet. You still might wanna sweeten it, but you can’t forget the salt. ¬†Ideally it’s cooked with salt, not added at the very end. (But even salting at the end will probably make it taste way better. Just stir it in really well.)

Also, this morning I had So Delicious (coconut creamer) French Vanilla as an oatmeal “topper” that a vegan friend recommended. WHOA. It was great. As the only sweetener, it was magical. Anybody, vegan or not, would love this. Very rich.