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 I asked my husband what soup should I post. The first words out of his mouth were "Cauliflower and Broccoli Cheese Soup." I knew I had a winner. Then I took a minute and realised that I do not have an actually written down recipe for that. I usually start with a pot of water and go from there. So I will do my best to walk you through the process. Prep Up:

Garden 1

Zucchini is blooming. The lavender is out of control. In the back you can see some basil both purple and green. Trellised behind are a few tomato plants.

DSCN0055 I was sceptical when I started this adventure. I am happy to report it turned out well. After canning the slaw is not crisp but is is still crunchy. It reminds me of left over fresh coleslaw. It is nice to have a way to save all the cabbage before it goes bad. Bluntly; this is sweet pickled cabbage. This makes 3 to 4 pints. Ingredients:

DSCN0050 You all know what I am talking about. Those cans of pasta that were  a treat as a kid. Well I make them and can them at home. It is simple and it works. Ingredients:

bubon_chicken I am honestly not sure how they make this in food courts in the middle of Malls. I am, most likely, blissfully ignorant. This is similar if not better; in my opinion. Also is is fairly easy. What you need:

I never used fabric softener until I got a machine that had a place to pour the stuff before the wash even began. Now we use it in every load. The mix can also be put into a spray bottle and spritzed on to a dish cloth. Just toss it in the dryer and instant dryer sheet!

In a large bowl or picture pour in:

  • 6 cups Water
  • 3 cups White Vinegar
  • 2 cups Conditioner (I use what ever is on sale)

Stir with a large spoon. Do not shake. It will froth and you will have a mess.

This mix is good in a pinch, but will leave a build up in your machine if used too often. If you need to use it for longer periods of time I suggest you run 1-2 cups of vinegar through a cycle once every 4-6 cycles to clean it up a bit. Also once a month you can put 2 tablespoons of Tang Drink mix in the compartment you usually put your detergent. I do not know why but it cleans you machine and pipes beautifully.

1 part Borax and one Part Baking Soda....

easier then you thought, right?

Live Laugh and Enjoy!

~ Fire-Eyes

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I started making many of my own cleaning products. It is easier then it sounds. It is much easier on the budget. Not sure how many Tips, Tricks and Recipes I have but I will post them until I run out. Today we are going to make Laundry Soap.

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