Last week, our friend the Wayland Cook, suggested that we cook over a wood fire. Since it's cold in many parts of the world right now, we expanded the challenge to include energy-efficient, indoor cooking. As always, the Honor Society stepped up and embraced this challenge ... and, as always, they are impressive with their creative tips and ideas for cooking efficiently, no matter which method is chosen. CLICK HERE to read more about what the "Honor Society" did for the challenge!I was right about the weather... beautiful. We got a great deal on preseasoned BBQ at our local grocery store and we fired up the wood. I love to have the girls snack on carrots and celery while we enjoy a nice salad. Another thing we love to do on our salads is not use salad dressing, although it's easy to make, I suggest just slicing lemons! Great flavor, especially organic ones, I've come to notice. They typically have lots more juice. Sprinkle some salt and pepper, you're ready to go! I also love to toast bread and I've got some croutons!
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Let's talk about a new challenge. This one comes from our friend Kris. She says, "Most household cleaners contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment. An alternative would be to make your own. Usually this can be done for less than it costs to buy a household cleaner and it's more environmentally friendly (win-win if you ask me!). Or, if you choose not to make your own, change to a household cleaner that is "green". example: use vinegar instead of jet-dry (and similar products)."
We've done a similar challenge, early on, but it's worth trying again ... perhaps with a slight twist. Here you go:
This week, if you've never tried Eco-friendly cleansers (either commercial or handmade), please try one out.
If you've used commercial Eco-friendly cleansers but have never made your own, try making one (a simple cleanser can be made with equal parts vinegar and baking soda, with a few drops of essential oil added in to make it smell nice ... it's perfect for cleaning bathrooms and kitchens). We'd also like to know which commercial brands you use and your analysis of them.
If you always use homemade cleansers, please share your recipe with us. We'd also like to know what you've tried, what works and what doesn't.
So what do you think ... are you up for this challenge? I know that you are!!
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