DISCLAIMER: Sorry, folks, but my wife has gone “Southern Hoosier” on her blog this week… I tried to stop her, but sometimes she rambles on like a freight train…. My apologies in advance.
It is always wonderful to see our customers week after week…. We are very fortunate to have gotten to known so many of you and it is a real treat to see you almost every Saturday! This week, instead of a recipe, I thought I’d just share some tidbits and meanderings…..
Need to clean up your act….??? This past Saturday, we introduced handmade Soaps and Balms at our booth (yay!!) I am simply thrilled by this, as I just adore homemade, cold-pressed soaps. Made in Golden, by friends Paula & Shannon, these soaps and balms stand out by consisting of quality ingredients such as: Coconut oil, Olive oil, Mango Oil, Shea butter. There is nothing quite like the luxury of treating your skin well – and, why shouldn’t we? It’s the largest organ in our bodies! We are fortunate to have found Simply Sud-sational Soaps and to be able to introduce their some of their products to you. Try the samples at our booth or visit Paula & Shannon’s website at simplysudsationalsoaps.com
Barbara stopped by the booth this week…. She has been a wealth of wisdom to Brad & I… she teaches at Metro(?) and has a true passion for getting good food to our community and helping new Urban Farmers (like ourselves) get off on the right foot. She just started a radio podcast - check it out here…
Lonely Egg & 5 friends seek a carton to call their own…. A good friend of our needs some egg cartons… if you have some extra, please drop them off at our booth either Saturday, 9/19 or 9/26… 12 slot cartons will also gladly be accepted!
And, if you’d like, you can tell us your favorite “why did the chicken cross the road” joke….
My tip of the week…. Use distilled white vinegar mixed with warm water for mopping your kitchen floors…. So simple and straightforward it is almost silly, right?
Everyone’s kitchens are high foot traffic areas - kitchen floors just attract food spills, grease splatters, and tracks from our four-legged friends. I have tried various commercial products over the years - often concerned about what might be in the product, being aggravated by the (sometimes) high prices, and concern over potential toxins for our dogs and our family.
So the other day, I tried a simple combo of white vinegar and hot water on our tile kitchen floor (about a ½ Cup Vinegar to a gallon of water should do the trick.) Honestly, I could not believe how well it cleaned the floor…. No sticky residues… no triple rinsing to remove any toxins…. no coloring additives or perfumey smells…. Just simple clean.
I’ve tried the vinegar and water combo on both our tile and linoleum flooring – both have worked wonderfully…. I have read you can also use the combo on hardwood floors, although I have not tried it yet.
As always, do a little area and determine if this method works for you and your family.