How To: Make Moroccan Preserved Lemons

created at: 09/21/2012

I love growing and cooking my own vegetables, though sadly due to space restrictions in our yard, the only fruit I’m able to grow is a lowly Eureka lemon tree.

Not that lemons are something to be sniffed at; in summer we drink amazing lemon minted water out on the porch, make our own cordials and desserts, and as we move into fallI collect the bounty and preserve them for one of our favorite dishes, chicken tagine. Continue Reading

The Top 3 Money-Saving Cleaning Must-Haves!

created at: 03/03/2011

There are a million different cleaning products on the market all vying for a spot in your supply closet, not to mention a chunk of your budget.  But before you bring home the next new wonder spray, consider these three money-saving cleaning must-haves: they’re widely available, kid and pet friendly, and cheap, cheap, cheap!  

The Big Three:


created at: 03/03/2011White Vinegar

This product literally has 1001 uses if not more (there’s an entire website dedicated to its awesomeness).  Continue Reading

31 Things To Do With Lemons

At about 35 cents each, what other natural non-toxic product can remove warts, bleach out pit stains, polish metal, kill germs, sanitize surfaces, lighten freckles, give your hair sun-kissed highlights and much more?

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting ready for some Spring cleaning and you can bet your bottom dollar that an inexpensive bag of non-toxic lemons will win out over high-priced fake lemon scented, harsh household cleaners. Read Gomestics 31 Uses for Lemons and Lemon Juice before you head out to buy cleaning products. Continue Reading

15 Alternative Uses for Lemons

When life gives you lemons, make….acne remover????? Apparently so. But if acne isn’t a problem for you, maybe one of the other 14 alternative uses for lemons might be useful.

1. Fingernail Cleaner

2. Acne Remover

3. Guitar Cleaner

4. Sore Throat Treatment

5. Food Preservative

6. Antibacterial Soap

7. Natural Insecticide

8. Stain Remover

9. Cheese Grater Cleaner

10. Metal Shining Solution

11. Aide for Metabolism

12. Short-term Deodorant

13. Aromatherapy

14. Table Decoration

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