Homemade, Green Cleaning Supplies

May 8th, 2013 / comments 14

May means sunlit, yellow-green buds on willow trees, familiar bird songs, spring peepers in the pond, and an overwhelming desire to make everything clean. I took a slow walk down the cleaning products aisle at the grocery store and found products with labels that promise maximum force, triple power, instant stain removal and ultimate cleaning. Did I want a heavy-duty, commercial, professional or industrial strength cleaners? Was the wisest choice a gel, a cream, a spray, scrubbing bubbles, a cleaning wand, a cleaning pen or a complete cleaning system? What is a complete cleaning system anyhow? And then there were the “magic” sponges and “miracle” cleaners. Is it ethical to buy Mr. Clean or the Janitor in a drum? Would they each need a room of their own? It was confusing! I was tempted to believe that there might be a product that would make everything sparkle with little effort, but after reading labels with long lists of chemicals with unfamiliar names and warnings of danger, I left empty handed.

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Candy Bar Pie – Hint from the ’50s

July 6th, 2011 / Comments 0

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Painting by Carol Egbert

Hint from the ’50s – Apricot Tea Sandwich

May 11th, 2011 / comments 2

tea sand2 Hint from the 50s   Apricot Tea Sandwich

Original watercolor painting by Carol Egbert

Recipe from the ’50 – Red Currant Pear Sauce for Meat or Poultry

January 10th, 2011 / Comments 0

currant sauce Recipe from the 50   Red Currant Pear Sauce for Meat or Poultry

Hint from the ’50s – Make Self Rising Flour

October 22nd, 2010 / Comments 1

flour Hint from the 50s   Make Self Rising Flour

Hint from the ’50s – Pancakes and Waffles

September 20th, 2010 / comments 2

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