I live on a sustainable family farm and work for a humanitarian aid organization. My goal is to have a simple beautiful life. The Quaker acronym SPICE (simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality) guides my life.
This morning I ran across a great cooking hack that I have to share. Whenever I need soft butter, I forget to take it out of the refrigerator in advance so end up trying to microwave it to the point that it's soft but not melted. This technique doesn't put the butter in the microwave. Instead, the microwave is used to heat a glass that is then inverted over a plate with the butter on it. 10-15 minutes later, the butter is soft but not melted. Watch the one minute video here. Bon appetit!