I went to the grocery yesterday to pick up a few items that were on special. Nice sized strawberries went in the cart. When I say nice size I mean they are not huge and scary looking. They were California grown on top of the nice size and natural looking color. Ninety nine cents bought a pound of them.
Asparagus was 1.67 a pound. The stalks snapped with a crackle so I knew they were fresh. To continue to keep them fresh they are in a cup of water in the refrigerator. I also took advantage of the fresh green beans for .99 cents a pound. Betty Crocker cake mixes were 1.00. I bought two, but I've been thinking about cake mixes. There's no reason I can't mix my own dry ingredients and put them in a vacuum sealed jar to keep them fresh. I have a fantastic recipe for a chocolate cake that I'm usually too lazy to make, so I rely on a boxed mix. This needs to change - soon. I'll let you know what I come up with.
|I can't help but notice the brilliant colors produced in nature.|
The food is so appealing!
This morning I made organic deodorant - also from Annie's Simple Life on yoo toob. It's waiting to solidify at the moment so I can scoop it into a deodorant container that has the labels removed.
6 T melted coconut oil
4T non GMO corn starch
4T baking soda
8 drops of essential oil ( optional )
Mix very well and let sit in the bowl to harden. Scoop into an empty deodorant vessel.
The recipe for this and the foaming hand soap was written on a recipe card and placed in my 1969 recipe box.
|The deodorant mixture is almost solid. It will mostly take a full |
hour to solidify enough to scoop into the container.
I made a salad for lunch using the first five spinach leaves from my garden. I don't think a person can get fresher than that. Speaking of the garden a row of radishes that I planted in the fall are just now showing their leaves. I thought for sure they had died from the harsh winter. Who knew? Needless to say this was a pleasant surprise.
|It looks like a lot, but there are only five spinach leaves |
on the plate. Yummo!
I've also been de cluttering the house. This morning the candle drawer was tackled. I definitely have a problem with candles as I have way too many. I gleaned out twelve after I asked my daughter if she could use them. Thinking about why I collect candles then am afraid to burn them enlightened me. There was a time -when medical bills were enormous - that when I did have a candle, I didn't burn it because I wanted it to last a long time. Having even one was a special treat for me. I have to train myself to use them now because I can buy one when I want another one. Retraining a thought process can be difficult, but all things in life are relative. I can easily do this with a bit of practice.
|The votives in the lower right corner were a gift from my|
number three daughter. I kept those and will burn one a day
until I have mastered my fears.