Anza home recipes help with quarantine food and fun shortages

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Lori Jo Woods is making her signature hand-milled soaps with new patterns and ingredients. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
The “stay at home” order, which Gov. Gavin Newsom issued Thursday, March 19, to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, is creating renewed interests in gardening, crafts and self-reliance. Residents of Anza are no exception. Known for its resilient people, the Anza Valley is chock full of clever, thrifty, artistic and self-sufficient residents. “We planted tobacco seeds, and we’re planting loofah sponges,” Joelle Budzynowski said. “We keep a white cotton washcloth with a few drops of bleach and a couple drops of detergent by the sink to wash our hands instead of using lots of wipes.” With the future uncertain in these strange times, conservation of resources and
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