Do you rinse your fruit and vegetables?

I’ll clarify that to say do you rinse/wash your fruit and vegetables when you get them home and before you store them in the fridge or pantry?

I never used to. I’d pack them away in my fridge or pantry and wash or peel them just before using. I do wash certain fruits now before I pack them away and I’d have to say the wash and dry before storing is making them last longer.

Use enough white vinegar in the rinsing water to just be able to taste it. I use my kitchen sink. And you must drain extremely well or pop on a towel and give a rub down, take away as much water as you can. Then you store them as per usual.

My strawberries, blueberries, grapes, plums, peaches, apples etc  much longer this way.  I know it’s not a new thing but it is new to me, I’m always behind the times.

I guess it depends on how often you shop as to how much in bulk you have to buy.  I generally fruit and vegetable shop once or twice per week though it really just depends. It’s also nice not having food go off too quickly.

 

Paper towel

Replacing my paper towel, I’ve visited this before but I have found a way to add to my collection of cloths for wrapping my veg for the fridge, patting the juice off tomatoes before making a sandwich and when I pack a frozen piece of cake for lunches I like to have a cloth to soak up condensation etc. The only thing I use paper towel for now is fried food, why fried food, well mainly because although I wash regularly I find keeping greasy cloths off other things a challenge.

Dish cloths I can pick these up for .99c per pack of 10. I cut some in half and some into threes for size variation and I find them a great addition to my other cloths I bought for this purpose. These wash up great and dry quickly and last for quite sometime. Find something that works for you.

 

Coconut Biscuits G/F

(Cookies, G/F)

Cashew nut bites

House maintenance

Painting a wall how hard could it be? The painting itself is not so hard cutting in, undercoating, 2 coats of paint. The sanding, the putty filling of 24 years of dents with rough and tumble boys, the again sanding, wall washing, taking off switch plates and masking up of skirting boards. Living here has taken their toll on my poor walls. 

I’ve  decided I’m not giving up my day job to take up house painting. Will I do more walls probably yes, but I don’t know about ceilings, quite frankly they scare me. If I do more it could take a while … a long while.

Has anyone else painted their house and did you enjoy doing it?

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