Saturday, July 11, 2009



All-Purpose Cleaner
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup baking soda
1/2 gallon water
Mix ingredients above to store and keep.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner
1/4 cup baking soda
1 cup vinegar
Mix ingredients above. Pour into basin and allow to set for three minutes. Scrub with brush and rinse.

Rust Remover
1 lime
Sprinkle a little salt on the rust. Squeeze a lime over the salt until it is well soaked. Let the mixture set for two to three hours. Use the leftover rind to scrub the residue.

Glass Cleaner
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 quart warm water
Mix ingredients above. Pour into a spray bottle or apply with a sponge. For lint-free results, wipe dry with crumpled newspaper instead of paper towels. Buff to a shine.

Furniture Polish
1 lemon
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon water
Extract the juice from the lemon. Mix with oil and water. Apply a thin coat to the wood surface and let set for five minutes. Use a soft cloth to buff to a deep shine.


Delicious Smoothies....

Thought you had to spend $5 and go to Jamba Juice or Juice It UP or one of the many other smoothie places popping up??? THINK AGAIN! Grab your blender and try out the following:

3/4c. plain non-fat yogurt
8-10 drops of liquid stevia or a packet or two (plant derived natural sweetner!){Find at Trader Joe's or Henry's} (or use Honey, about 1-2 Tbsp)
4 oz. Juice (Orange, Pineapple, Apple, or a 100 % juice)
2 bananas
12 oz. frozen pineapple (great tip - buy canned in pineapple juice, dump in a baggie and freeze)
1/2 c. frozen strawberries

Mix all put last two ingredients - when combined open and place pineapple in, blend - when well blended - drop strawberries in as they will act like ice cubes and start freezing and thickening the drink - mix really well. Enjoy!! :)
This recipe is just like the 'Aloha Pineapple' or " Pineapple Punch" drinks at Juice It Up - so good and good for YOU!