An anonymous reader left this tip in response to the green tea post - I tried it, and it DOES improve the taste: The trick with green tea is to not use boiling water- the water should be around 82 degrees so as not to "burn" the leaves which makes it taste bitter. It's a little trick I learned from my green tea drinking, Japanese friend. I boil the kettle and then let it sit a few minutes before making my tea.
And Jaime left this quick tip on my Facebook page: To kill an afternoon while the baby was napping, she and her 4 1/2 yr old got out his paints, and painted his train table tracks. Thomas and friends now have a rainbow train track to travel on, and her little guy loves it! I think this is a wonderful idea - kids love to paint and colour :-)
Thank you to both of you for sharing! Tomorrow, I have an awesome recipe to share :-)