There have been so many of you that have e-mailed to say that you have started your own jar of citrus cleaner. I am so pleased that you are all willing to give it a go. Mine has been brewing for 2 weeks so it is time to get it ready to use. Remove all of the peel from the jar. Can you see the citrus oil in the picture above? And the smell is delicious !!
The peel has a kind of grey look to it once it is removed. Just put it in your compost or throw it away.
Next decant it into a spray bottle. I couldn't find a funnel so made one from a soft drink bottle.
Make a nice label for it and then it is ready to use.
Saturday mornings is my big bathroom clean day. The sprays I usually use always give me a headache because they are being used in such a confined space. I sprayed everything down with the citrus spray including the glass in the shower which always has soap build up. Next I used a wet cloth to clean all of the areas.
And voila - Look at that shine !! The glass also came up wonderfully ! No soap scum.... To say that I am impressed is an understatement. Everything smelt lovely and fresh and had a lovely sparkle. I have no idea how long this brew will keep but I only have enough left for another big major clean so I will start off a new brew this week.
I have been very concious of wasteage lately and on Thursday night the fruit in the basket was looking a bit tired (Friday's are shopping days in this house). All I had left was apples and pears so I peeled them and diced them all up and put them in a pot with a little water and sugar to stew.
I kept all of the peels and cores for the hens - They love peelings.
It is a lovely feeling to use up all that you have.
Half of the stew mix was used in the belly of a Berry & Apple (a Pear) Slice.
I always keep frozen berries in the freezer to add to cakes and desserts.
This is the first time that I have made this particular slice.
And it was heavenly. I will be sharing the recipe in my next newsletter so if you haven't signed up for it you can do so at the top right corner of my blog. It's free.
The remainder of the stew mix was used in a fruit crumble with some frozen berries.
Very simple to make but delicious !!
And even nicer served with a scoop of icecream. We were lucky enough to have enough for 2 nights of desserts.
And here is the fruit basket this week - I wonder what I will have left to play with this week? Do you have any great ideas for left over fruit?
My garden is currently bursting with spring colour.
So what is a girl to do but pick some for some sweet spring fragrance in the house.
In my next blog post I will show you all of my August finishes and will write up my September list. Did you have a very productive month?
I am off now to sew and get some more finished.
Hugs - Fee XX