I got tired of looking at the streaks on my shower. I needed a way to get rid of them without using a ton of chemicals. Here is an all-natural easy shower cleaner I made with everyday household items. Enjoy! ...more
I'm not sure when we got hooked on sea salt and vinegar anything, but it had to have started a long time ago. Maybe it started before I met my husband when I started putting Malt Vinegar on my French fries....more
This is the first recipe to welcome myself back home in Singapore! And because my kitchen is currently at its most barren state (with dust being the main occupant), I’ll have to make do with the simplest recipe I could think of. These chillies could help to spice up the upcoming bland meals at home....more
First off, welcome back and happy new year. I hope you enjoyed time with family and friends. Over the holidays I had a lot of free time on my hands and decided to tackle some of my (not-so) favorite tasks, cleaning our bathroom and mopping the floors. In three years I haven't been able to find a cleaner that did the job well until now. I consider myself a crafty and handy girl so I took to Google to see if I could find any homemade non-toxicsolutions to use....more
Until recently, cider and distilled vinegar sold in the United States was dependably diluted to 5-percent acetic acid. All U.S. Department of Agriculture home-canning recipes that call for vinegar specify a strength of 5 percent, and in writing recipes myself I’ve assumed that cider or distilled vinegar will have this strength. When I’ve called for wine vinegar, I’ve assumed a strength of at least 5 percent, since wine vinegars on the market sometimes range in strength as high as 7 percent....more
You know me: taking a pull off the brine from anything pickled is my kind of hit. But there's something to be said for intentionally mixing a nice vinegar into some seltzer with a dash or two of bitters that seems to elevate me from the pickle crack house to the vinegar garden party. Luckily, another recipe is making the rounds that is perfect for my late summer brine fix: the fruit shrub....more
In a spray bottle, add 3 cups water. Add 8 drops lavender essential oil. Spray your linens, pillowcases, doilies and tablecloths, as you iron.
Boil 2 cups of water. Pour in 1 1/2 cups dried lavender flowers. Let steep until water is cool. Strain water into a spray bottle. Spray clothes as you iron.
Pour 1 cup white vinegar in your steam iron, to clean it. Let sit overnight. Pour vinegar out, fill with water and pour it out. Wipe vinegar over the plate of your iron. Rinse. Fill iron with water. Press....more
I decided it was time to take it easy. Time to pick something that I could not mess up.But I also wanted to pick something that I loved - and something that I've never tried before.So when I saw this recipe at Miz Helen's Country Cottage for a Pickle Pot, I knew I'd found what I was looking for....more