Friday, March 28, 2014

Random Tid Bits

  1. I burnt the bottom of a pan this week - yuck! I could not scrub the burnt stuff off. I said to Daddy, "I bet vinegar will clean it, but I'm going to look on the internet first. Sure enough vinegar played a part. Cover the bottom of the pan with water, add just as much vinegar as water, and boil. Remove the pan from the heat, and over the sink add 2 Tablespoons of Baking Soda. It will fizz! Use a scouring pad, clean that burnt crap out. If it's really suborn make a paste with Baking Soda and scrub some more.

  2. I don't use cleaners anymore. Well hardly anyhow. What do I use to clean with? Orange, lemon, lime, or clementine peelings steeped in vinegar for a few weeks.

  3. We keep an ongoing compost pile. Our winter load is 3/4 of a huge trash can. I'm ready for it to warm up, so I can dump it. I've thought about indoor composting for the winter time, but I'll have to look into it more. It seems to me that it would take up some room that we don't have.

  4. Some great things about composting: We go through less trash, our trash doesn't stink as fast, it's great for the soil, and the garden.

    Do you keep a compost pile?

  5. A new store in San Fransisco opened up where they are selling seeds by the register instead of gum. How cool would that be? I'd love if some stores would rethink what they put up at the checkout.
    Source: Read the full article here.

  6. Our diet is going good. I've lost 8 pounds (I'm writing this Monday, so I may have lost more). Daddy thought we would have lost more weight, but I've read it's better to loose slowly than to loose fast. You're more apt to put weight back on if you loose fast. My stomach has been feeling better with a limited diet. We've exercised every morning for 1/2 an hour. Then at lunch time if I'm not doing errands I fast walk around the building. Slowly we'll add foods back in. So far berries, apples, and beans have been added back into our diet. What I really want to stay off of as much as possible is sugar and milk products. Our boys still consume those things though. They to are getting more greens though.


~ Noelle said...

Thanks for sharing your cleaning ingredients. May look into that :)
Way to go on the weight loss.... Just remember - you didn't gain overnight, so you will not lose it all overnight either. just keep up the good work!

Harry Flashman said...

I dump organic scraps in a pile in the woods behind the barn, but the chickens eat everything but citrus fruit peels. They will even eat banana peels.

When I burn a pan, I set it out on the porch and by the time the dogs get through licking it all I have to do is let it soak in the sink in hot water with some Ajax dish soap, then scrub it with this brush with soft bristles, and it's clean.

Cascia Talbert said...

We don't keep a compost pile but our garbage fills rather quickly so that is a great idea! If you kept it inside in the winter wouldn't it stink up your house? I would be concerned about the smell. Have a terrific weekend!

Masshole Mommy said...

Congrats on the weight loss - that is awesome. Keep it up!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I have burnt the bottom of a many a pan LOL. At least now I known what to do. Thanks!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Yay on the weight loss!

I just started making my own cleaners at home dong the vinegar/peel soak. Mine will be ready in a few days and I can't wait to try it out! I really hate most chemical cleaners and want to try to go as natural as possible!


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