Sunday, November 23, 2014

Kitchen Quick Tip - The Easiest Way to Clean Your Refrigerator

So last week I shared my tips for organizing and simplifying your Thanksgiving meal but before you head to to the grocery store, how about getting the refrigerator cleaned up and sparkling to hold all your groceries and that TURKEY!.
Here's how I clean my refrigerator all year long and since I have cleaning ADD, I have the easiest tip to clean the largest appliance we own.
Now, to me, taking apart the entire refrigerator and having to clean the whole thing, is just overwhelming so what I like to do is to clean a little at a time. That's right, a few minutes here and there and your fridge is always clean.

Every morning when I do the dishes for say a week or so, I will pull out a shelf and one shelf from the door as well. I wash the glass shelf and door shelf and then take the hot soapy rag and wipe down those areas in the refrigerator and dry. I do this about once a month and that way it is never seems to be a daunting task and the refrigerator seems to stay more organized and clean than waiting till it is a mess and tackling the whole thing at one time.

I will use this method with the freezer too but less often as it does not seem to get as messy as often as the refrigerator section.

So by adding just a few minutes at the end of morning dishes, I keep my refrigerator clean and that is this week's kitchen quick tip.
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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Simple Saturdays Blog Hop, Nov. 22

Join us for ideas on living a Simple Lifestyle and being self sufficient!

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This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be Self Reliant in all they do.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to be more Self Reliant in our homes and on our land. This is all about building community, learning new skills and growing more self-sufficient!
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Late Fall Garden - What I am Planting Now

It is late fall and my garden is DONE! This is a good growing time for us, a second planting season as we can grow much through the fall and winter. But alas, our fall was so hot I did not have much of my fall planted seeds even germinate. I am dreaming of early spring when the garden looked like this.
 I am not getting much of anything from the garden but some squash I planted at the end of summer. Anyone know if this is a buttercup squash? I love to keep the plastic trays from the nursery to put below ripening vine bearing vegetables. They keep the fruit out of the soil but the mesh pattern allows for good air circulation.
 I have one zucchini that is still giving me a few to pick here and there.
 Look how neglected my garden is right now. I am hoping to spend some time out here this weekend and get in some beets, multiple greens, radish, carrots, lots of chard and more herbs.


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